SA just endorsed a draft resolution that could bring Big Pharma to its knees

Joan van Dyk

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.


'Without waiting periods, medical aids couldn't survive,' Discovery says

Jonathan Broomberg

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.


Why medical aids are putting the price of a safe delivery on some women’s pockets

Fatima Hassan

When medical schemes and the law count conceiving as a pre-existing condition, pregnant women lose.


How to get South Africans to buy into the next big thing in medicine

Nelisiwe Msomi

These ATMs can decrease the number of patients in clinics but health workers are not helping to achieve that goal.


China's overfishing of Africa: The lure and the lies

Hannah Summers

Scientists and campaigners warn that factories in coastal villages are wreaking environmental and economic havoc.


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Forced abortions: The crime no one is talking about

Nomthandazo* thought her and her partner were happily expecting their first baby together. She was wrong.


What your doctor is thinking when they say, 'I’m afraid I have some bad news'

Doctors have turned to scientific studies for guidance on talking with patients, but the results have largely left them guessing.


Shots, myths & cash: The perilous road to curbing cancer

Before 2011, this country couldn’t screen for cervical cancer let alone prevent it. Since then everything’s changed.