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.
A new report finds that 90% of Nigerians surveyed support a controversial Act that now also stands between LGBTI communities and healthcare.
Stereotyping prevents men who sleep with other men from accessing proper treatment and prevention of HIV infection.
Malawi says it will no longer enforce anti-homosexuality laws but dangerous homophobia persists on the country's streets - and in its clinics.