South Africa is ‘extremely unlikely’ to have COVID vaccine results before...

One of South Africa’s three COVID-19 vaccine trials was recently put on hold after a participant in the United Kingdom developed...

Why COVID school closures are making girls marry early

The pandemic’s impact is long-term: the UN warns that it could lead to 13 million more child marriages over a decade.

‘I had to kill so many people’: The battle to protect...

25,000 grave violations were committed against children in conflict in 2019, says the UN, which hopes to highlight issue with new international day.

These steroids can help treat some COVID-19 patients, but not all

For patients who are very ill with COVID-19, 10 days of treatment with anti-inflammatories can work wonders, but the opposite is...

Why COVID-19 vaccines need to prioritise ‘superspreaders’

Controlling the spread of COVID-19 among the young may be a better way to protect the old, these experts argue

This agreement could be South Africa’s answer for an affordable COVID-19...

When COVID-19 vaccines come onto the market, poorer countries will have to compete with wealthier ones, who can pay more, for access. Will it help if lower and middle-income countries pool their funds and order vaccines in bulk?

Wanderlust during the pandemic: Should you swim in a hotel’s pool?

A lot has changed for restaurants — from how they lay out their seating to the way they wash their...

We must continue our fight against HIV and TB, even during...

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, and the scientific community continues to gather evidence on the coronavirus, we should not lose sight...

This COVID-19 medicine opened a Pandora’s box in SA. Find out...

There’s a lot of debate about the price of COVID-19 medicine remdesivir, but researchers say there are also some unanswered questions...

Social distancing: How far is far enough?

Talk of social distancing and how to do it right shows up in the Bible and the writings of Muhammad. Centuries...