Want food security? Stop the rot
Malnutrition is killing South Africa's children, yet half of the country's fresh produce is wasted.
Shadowy past dogs Limpopo hospital chief
Records show that Musina hospital boss Allick Dube was suspended for negligence in Tennessee.
Free healthcare is a human right
Healthcare that is accessible to all is the foundation on which an equitable and efficient system must be built.
People with HIV pay more for life insurance – if they can get it
Their life expectancy is almost as high as those who are HIV free, yet they pay much more.
Motsoaledi spotlights Bhekisisa in health budget speech
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has highlighted the coverage of the M&G's new health journalism centre, Bhekisisa, in his budget vote speech.
Jabs deplete vaccine budget but dramatically cut child mortality
Prevenar and Rotarix have emptied paediatric wards but the coverage is still too low.
China comes to Africa’s medical aid
Hopes are high that the new partnership will ensure easy, cheaper access to vaccines and medicine.
Sitting could be the death of you
Hemingway did it. Churchill did it. So let's do it. Let's all stand up while we work.
Sub-Saharan Africa ranks lowest for mothers
Having a baby in sub-Saharan Africa is riskier than anywhere else according to the latest State of the World's Mothers report.
The world needs midwives, now more than ever
May 5 is International Midwife Day: a day to acknowledge the vital impact midwives have on maternal health in South Africa.
Doctors give NHI a qualified thumbs up
GPs with their own practices are interested in working for the NHI scheme – with caveats.
‘Let private skills come to NHI’s aid’
Mia Malan reports on the challenges of involving medical schemes in the administration of the National Health Insurance scheme.
NHI pioneers new payment system
In the first of a two-part series about the NHI, Mia Malan reports on state plans to change the rigid reimbursement formula for private doctors.
Take care over the next hill
What, if anything, does the private healthcare sector have to offer the rural poor?
ARVs alone won’t save HIV infected mothers
Access to ARVs is improving, but poor attitudes to patients are aggravating maternal mortality rates.
Ignorant reporting can be lethal
As the fallout regarding misinformation about vaccines and antiretrovirals shows, words can kill.