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.
Key players say the culture of government created by Jacob Zuma allowed the deaths of 94 health patients.
Much is made of alleged shortages in doctors’ posts but clinical associates rarely gets a mention, says professional association.
The health ombudsman has found 94 mental health patients died because of state negligence. Laura Lopez Gonzalez tells Mia Malan what happened.
Almost 100 Gauteng mental health patients died after MEC Qedani Mahlangu's disastrous decision, the health ombud has found.
Campaigners warn the reinstatement of a policy cutting aid to organisations that offer abortion services will devastate family planning.
The health department says the problems with placements are overstated but experts wonder if provincial budgets are coping with rising costs.
Some pharmacists will be doing their community service at private pharmacies amid a shortage of posts.
Science could be closer to unravelling the riddle of menstruation-related mood disorders
A little extra money in young women's homes can go a long way towards protecting them from HIV infection. So can a little bit of concern.
Ebola tore into the fabric of family life, and the relationships that bind them. These are two similar stories, with very different endings.
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.