If a man dies in the Central African Republic, his wife is at risk of being evicted from their home by his relatives.
Photojournalist, Seif Kousmate, photographed and interviewed current and former slaves in Mauritania and got imprisoned by police in the process.
Abortion has been legal for more than 20 years in SA but many people still don't know when or where they can get safe terminations. These can help.
Bhekisisa's new manual provides handy information on abortion data in South Africa, how procedures work and what the law says.
The reality is many of us look at water like we do a takeaway container.
For millennials, it ain't looking good, but are hard-hitting campaigns just fat-shaming and counterproductive?
Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh will be the first African head of state to be tried for violating the rights of HIV-positive people.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of children die gasping for air. This could help to change that.
A horrifying experience at an illegal abortion provider led Gaopalelwe Phalaetsile to use social media to help women access safe abortion services
Terminally ill patients in the province have little access to pain relief, or basic care. Here's one man's story.
The families of the nearly 150 mental health patients who died in the Life Esidimeni tragedy will know today how much they will be compensated.
We trace the last moments before the source of this potent bacterium was discovered.
Long before red flags were raised, this family fell victim to listeriosis. And this week, tragedy has struck again.
Why the world is just waking up to the power of immunisations to tackle this infectious disease and how we’re learning more with every rainy season.
When Ella and her cousin reached a refugee camp in Sudan, it seemed to herald safety. Instead, it was the start of an all too familiar ordeal.
Governments and even anonymous do-gooders are stepping into fill the funding gap left by the US decision, but their pockets will never be deep enough.
For those with breast cancer, a mastectomy may seem like the best option. But Joanna Moorhead is glad she chose less extensive surgery.
We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe they can – if we want it enough. But is that true?
As deaths mount, take an inside look at the detectives working around the clock to solve the country’s medical mystery.
Patients too poor to settle medical debts are chained to drain pipes, starved and abused in health centres across parts of Africa.
The real revolution is yet to come when it relates to the country’s opioid epidemic.
One in four Zimbabweans suffers from mental illness, but untrained female health workers are setting a new benchmark for the treatment of patients.
Until now, the national and provincial health departments have not been able to say where services are provided. Here's how we found them.
A disease that claims the lives of two children under five a minute worldwide has hit drought-stricken Kenya hard, its spread driven by malnutrition.
The country can't produce its own paediatric heart surgeons. But that may be beginning to change, starting in Cape Town.
For decades, we’ve struggled to solve the riddle: How do you get reluctant men to test for HIV. Could we finally have an answer?
For nearly three decades, a thriving sex-trafficking industry has been operating between Nigeria and Italy. Can this woman help break the chain?
Abandoned as children, women in Harare are now teaching one another to fight for their futures.
There's a lot of confusion about marijuana in South Africa. Mia Malan sat down with Joan van Dyk to separate fact from fiction.
Autistic children experience the world differently, but this doesn’t stop them from learning.
The Bill is the first step towards learning how the government plans to fund its shift towards universal health care.
When he was the Gauteng Health MEC, Brian Hlongwa brought the department to its knees, the Special Investigations Unit has found.
New legislation will abolish co-payments and may look to go after medical aid scheme reserves.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.