Reporters lauded for their work on prison conditions, refugees’ access to health and SA’s road to a sugar tax
Experts warn state health clinics and hospitals are likely to further deteriorate as the public purse shrinks
Parents and staff can no longer keep contraception out of schools in the case of children 12 years and older
Only two state cancer specialists remain in the province of more than 10-million people.
Families say many are still waiting for results of autopsies performed last year.
The Tshwane initiative could help reduce drug use, drug-related crime and new HIV infections
Analysts say this minister's strong SACP connections and ANC support ensure he’s ‘too powerful politically’ for the president to fire.
Our Laura Lopez Gonzalez asks health minister Aaron Motsoaledi five questions about the National Health Insurance (NHI) and your medical aid.
Experts warn that the country’s overburdened asylum system could leave people trapped at ‘processing centres’ for years
Eight men and women may change the law and pave the way to justice and healing for thousands.
Even if your child has been vaccinated, booster shots provide an extra layer of protection.
Why languish in illness when the poor could be used to help you live long and prosper? A dubious advertisement recently advocated.
The quest for better working conditions leaves striking doctors with a tough decision but they might not have to choose.
By June, the health department will know more about how to roll out Truvada nationally to men who have sex with men.
War-torn Somalia spent more than two decades without a working Parliament, so why are Somalis happier than South Africans?
New research may have finally answered an old question.
A new pilot programme launched Friday will allow at least 200 people to access the latest treatment worth hundreds of thousands of rand.
Contraception may be finally coming to a secondary school near you.
No national database of legal abortion providers in South Africa existed – so Bhekisisa made one.
Did you know that 'bluetoothing' puts you at risk of contracting multiple bloodborne diseases and it doesn't even get you high?
A deal brokered with the health department guarantees free access but for how long?
Emergency services say three more people may still be buried in the rubble.
The newly-appointed Gauteng health MEC confirmed that five people were injured when a section of the hospital’s roof collapsed.
With crime rates high and no efficient emergency number available, an app developed by a student aims to make people in Kenya feel safer.
Home is where the heart is, they say – it could also be the future of HIV testing.
Gauteng health department hopes to avoid legal battle as more bodies are discovered.
Patients were no longer infectious after just two months of treatment — faster than almost all drugs ever recorded.
Outreach workers say the practice making headlines isn’t as widespread as it’s been made out to be as they rush to prevent more from trying it.
Malnutrition contributes to almost half of all child deaths globally but receives 1% of foreign aid.
In some provinces, safe, free abortions may only be provided at about 260 public facilities.
Some pharmacists will be doing their community service at private pharmacies amid a shortage of posts.
Pontsho Pilane explains why women may choose a Caesarean section over a vaginal birth, especially in the private sector.
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.