Go inside this unspoken ethical dilemma South African doctors face every day.
Often medical help comes too late for people in rural areas but community health workers could change this
Research shows that any shift longer than 16 hours puts doctors and patients at risk.
The health department and the Health Professions Council of South Africa must act to protect the medics and patients.
Medical interns are leading the battle to reduce the dangerously overlong working hours that compromise the safety of patients.
Simple phone services are stepping in to help women who can't seek clinical advice in person.
These "cancer-fighting" molecules may not be the good guys we have been led to believe.
SA doctors demand shorter hours, saying their 30-hour shifts put patients' lives at risk
Exhausted doctors endanger health
Bureaucracy, power and grants: When a pen may be as mighty as the scalpel
The ups and downs of community healthcare
The jury is out on antioxidants
Help's at hand for connected moms
How do you outrun a lie when science shows misinformation spreads faster than fact?
Medical doctors and traditional healers often struggle to trust each other. But in this rural KZN community they learned how to work together.
Interested in health and social justice reporting and willing to put in the hours to do it? This internship might be for you.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.