Inequity in COVID vaccine access echoes mistakes from the HIV response. In the forty years since Aids was first identified, there have also been several lessons on how to contain a pandemic. Starting with equity and supporting health systems.
The philanthropic duo give their two cents or rather $200-million on how to deal with the world's inequalities.
South Africa has disability grants but a doctor deemed his tuberculosis patient was not poor enough.
Early pandemic research pointed to smokers not being at risk of severe COVID-19. This turned out to be false. Here’s why the slow pace of science means it’s easy for people to latch onto extraordinary claims despite a lack of strong evidence.
Homeopathy may now be regulated but many remedies remain untested.
Abortion is legal in South Africa. But bad treatment, stigma, a lack of privacy and long waiting periods for abortions at government clinics can drive people to illegal providers. A reproductive health researcher and an abortion doctor explain backroom abortions and what can be done to make it easier to go the safe route instead.
With the help of new technologies, global health organisations aim to eliminate malaria in Africa in the next 15 years.
In court, comfort for the tiniest victims of sexual abuse can come from the unlikeliest of places. “All rise,” a voice declares as the...
Under Dlamini's time as minister of social development, centres lost funding for counselling services. Now, no one can say what the future holds.
Forty-four new National Health Insurance (NHI) positions, based at the national health department head office in Tshwane, will be advertised in the coming weeks and filled by January 2023.
A man has taken two specialists to task for a "misdiagnosis" that nearly cost him his foot
In a far-flung district, a night-time ban on shebeens has wiped out violence in a village.
The government has set several commendable goals but will have to improve its delivery.
The petition in question was initiated by the People's Health Movement, not the South African Medical Association or the Rural Doctors Association.
Durban’s 48.2% HIV rate among MSM is more than SA’s highest infection rate – 37.4% among pregnant women in Kwazulu-Natal.
A new complaint has been filed against Limpopo doctor Allick Dube.