Maternal deaths in developing regions would fall by 73% if all women had access to contraception and maternal healthcare, shows new research.
As it stands, the policy may be woolly and imprecise but its promise is too bold to ignore.
Provincial medicine shortages may be just the beginning.
Public health systems are driven by nurses. Yet, they have little authority.
It's World TB Day. Here's why human rights and TB responses go hand in hand.
Both Life Esidimeni and Listeriosis exposed leadership cracks in our public health system. Are political leaders held accountable for their actions?
When it comes to weaving a good yarn, the devil really is in the detail.
Gender activists are outraged by the former finance minister’s side comments on government grants during his budget speech.
Want to advocate for your uterus? Here are six ways you can do it.
HIV-positive people who have very low levels of HIV in their blood can’t sexually transmit the virus. Here’s what it means for you & SA.
For survivors, any hope of justice depends on the presence of doctors and forensic nurses. The catch? These are few and far between.
A vaginal ring could one day offer women dual protection against HIV infection and unwanted pregnancies. Unless this happens.
Draft guidelines will look to balance a doctor or nurse's right recuse themselves from performing abortions with a person's right to choose.
He is a father, husband and businessman but the one thing that defined his social existence also taught his daughter an important lesson.
At least 141 mental health patients. As officials take the stand as part of arbitration hearings, a disturbing thread runs through their testimonies.
In a new book, Redi Tlhabi reveals the woman behind the pseudonym and the price she paid for pursuing justice after accusing Jacob Zuma of rape.
Making sex work safer can lead to less HIV infections and gender-based violence, studies have shown.
One in two people living with HIV still aren’t on treatment, could DIY testing be the solution?
It’s time that evidence, not stigma, drive SA’s drug policies.
More than three decades ago, HIV activists fought against mandatory testing. Now an old battle is finding new life.
South Africa is now home to more than 90 trained medical mediators, but there’s not much work to go around - yet.
Fikile Mbabalula, Bathabile Dlamini, Mduduzi Manana. They all served in same cabinet - where
two ends of a
vicious circle meet.
Sex workers in South Africa want their profession decriminalised, a view supported by many medical professionals and civil society organisations.
In 2016, 60% of women of 15 years or older living with HIV were on treatment. Less than half their male peers could say the same.
It's not right that only black voices in health stories are those patients. Black medical researchers must also be heard in the media space.
Human rights and access to healthcare remain paramount in the country's response.
Those most at risk of HIV are still fighting to be heard. But there's a lot we can learn from the fight against HIV.
The only solution to problems created by the "prostitution industry" is to end it, argue opponents as we kick off a two-part debate.
Activists litigated to force government to give HIV-positive people antiretrovirals. Mia Malan talks to Mark Heywood about the political consequences
Drugs have destroyed many lives, but wrongheaded governmental policies have destroyed many more, argue experts.
They thought they were signing up for a dream but it turned out to be a trafficking nightmare.
Everyone knows about KZN's cancer crisis but no one is talking about the other provinces that operate on just one radiation oncologist — or less.
Bhekisisa's new manual provides handy information on abortion data in South Africa, how procedures work and what the law says.
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.