Many diabetics are dependent on expensive blood sugar testing strips to stay alive. Most in South Africa can't afford it.
Left with little choice, many women turn to illegal abortionists to terminate their pregnancies.
In some provinces, safe, free abortions may only be provided at about 260 public facilities.
People who use creams to lighten their skin risk causing lasting damage to their bodies and nervous systems.
When a few months of treatment costs as much as a house, some patients are taking their lives and the law into their own hands to survive.
One in four people carry this potentially deadly bug? Now a new shorter treatment can prevent it from making you sick.
Recent national and Gauteng memos demanding all foreign patients pay in full for services likely fell foul of the law.