Presented this week at the World Health Assembly, the document could usher in a new era in affordable healthcare. Here's why we need it.
Would you join a medical aid if you were perfectly healthy? Most won’t. That’s why we need waiting periods, says Discovery CEO Jonathan Broomberg.
When medical schemes and the law count conceiving as a pre-existing condition, pregnant women lose.
These ATMs can decrease the number of patients in clinics but health workers are not helping to achieve that goal.
Scientists and campaigners warn that factories in coastal villages are wreaking environmental and economic havoc.
Nomthandazo* thought her and her partner were happily expecting their first baby together. She was wrong.
Did you know that anyone hailing from SADC has the right to be treated just like a South African?
One in three sex workers in South Africa say they’ve been raped by a police officer. Could a change in the law solve this?
Programmes letting people swap illegal highs for medications are popping up all over the country. Here’s how they work.
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Doctors have turned to scientific studies for guidance on talking with patients, but the results have largely left them guessing.
Before 2011, this country couldn’t screen for cervical cancer let alone prevent it. Since then everything’s changed.
We could be just months away from knowing whether Depo-Provera use is linked to a higher risk of HIV infection in women.
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Bhekisisa's latest policy dialogue takes a deep dive into one of the biggest challenges facing SA's HIV response at the 9th Aids conference.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in isiZulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.