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 country may soon begin growing medical marijuana but it will have to meet national guidelines to crack the legal market.
Early screening for cervical cancer can be a lifesaver but are nonprofit organisations enough to fill the gap in KZN's crumbling system?
Thanks to a pioneering project survivors and perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide now live side by side in 'reconciliation villages'.
We take a look at some of the unlikely customers hitting up SA's breast milk banks.
It starts with a swab but does it end with a diagnosis? Why the trickiest part of DIY HIV testing happens after the test.
Traditional West African ‘healers’ and Sicilian psychiatrists are struggling to help free Nigerian women forced into prostitution.
Ikponwosa Ero went from a child who felt different to the United Nations’ first independent expert on albinism.
The Finns’ cardboard box prompts an African graduate to develop a life-saving device for babies.
When Mark died, emergency services left his body on the pavement in central Pretoria for hours.
All the rage in Finland, 'Moses baskets' could soon be coming to South African shores.
Blind Football Egypt (BFE) is the country’s first professional football team for blind and visually impaired athletes.
A new mother recounts how psychiatric care that nurtured her bond with her baby helped heal her mania.
Men who abuse women have often been victims of maltreatment themselves resulting to the intergenerational cycling of abuse.
In this township, alcohol makes violent men close to three times more likely to rape a woman.
Poverty, traditions and no education means laws will do little to end the practice of child brides.
Nearly 2 million unwanted pregnancies and thousands of deaths would have been prevented had Trump not pulled funding for reproductive health.
Can SA afford the NHI? And will you be able to keep seeing your doctor? Our Laura Lopez Gonzalez answers these and other questions.
Angelina might just have saved a life. But is there science to prove it?
Playtime isn't just about fun and games - find out why it's an important part of young children's development.
Older antibiotic staples are no longer moneymakers. But as modern bugs evolve to outwit them, very few new drugs are ready to take their place.
When we are socialised to believe something as natural as menstruation is dirty, those who bleed may feel embarrassed about their period.
A test lawsuit will determine whether the time limit on reporting sexual assault will be lifted.
In Diepsloot, Bhekisisa's Vimba! app is helping rape survivors access life-saving care and treatment.
New, never before conducted research reveals the road rape survivors and police walk to justice denied.
The products themselves could be dangerous and are likely to encourage high-risk sexual behaviour.
As the hearings continue this week, Laura Lopez Gonzalez speaks to Nelisiwe Msomi about the arbitration process.
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.