This is what it’s like to give birth in the world’s most dangerous country for moms

Emanuela Zuccalà

When a river and several hours of dirt roads stand between you & the nearest hospital, giving birth can be deadly. One nurse is hoping to change that.


Did the apartheid government inject black people with HIV? We look to science.

Mia Malan

This month, the New African boasts a shocking headline: "We deliberately spread Aids in South Africa." Could that be true?


Men, the HIV prevention pill just got easier. Get the '2-1-1' on what to know

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

Men who have sex with men can now safely use the HIV prevention pill before and after sex, instead of every day.


This president is putting his money where his mouth is when it comes to an NHI

Kate Hodal

Mali joins the ranks of countries such as Sierra Leone, South Africa & Burkina Faso to provide free healthcare to moms and tots.


‘I thought I’d breastfeed my baby for a year. That dream was short-lived’

Indira Govender

We tell moms to exclusively breastfeed. But we don’t tell them about all the things that get in the way of that, including depression.


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Are foreigners really entitled to free healthcare in South Africa?

Recent national and Gauteng memos demanding all foreign patients pay in full for services likely fell foul of the law.


When climate change & health collide: Will SA's policy have the teeth — or the money?

Previously, the health department dedicated about R180 000 per year to respond to what is arguably the greatest threat humankind has ever faced.


Think criminalising sex work is in the best interest of people? Think again

In 2003, New Zealand did away with all laws against consensual adult sex work. Activists say South Africa can take a few lessons from it.