As the fallout regarding misinformation about vaccines and antiretrovirals shows, words can kill.
What, if anything, does the private healthcare sector have to offer the rural poor?
Access to ARVs is improving, but poor attitudes to patients are aggravating maternal mortality rates.
The Mail & Guardian has launched its health journalism centre, Bhekisisa. You can find all the details here.
Suicides among teenagers are on the rise, but parents can be taught to spot the warning signs.
We have a winner from last week's letter competition.
After a seven-year battle, India's government has successfully defended its right to reject drug patents if a medicine doesn't deserve one.
New medicine combines ARVs into one pill, making them easier to supply.
Patients go without key drugs as the province and suppliers trade blame for antiretroviral shortages.
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HIV counsellors play a vital role in Lesotho's health system, but the money is running out.
The <em>M&G's</em> new health journalism centre is ready to make its mark, scrutinise and inform.
Students are abusing schedule six pills ahead of exams – with the help of their doctors.
World TB Day is on March 24: We look at plans to curb the disease's spread – in prisons and beyond.
South Africa has a lot to learn about efficient and effective ways to approach health research and policy, suggests John Ouma-Mugabe.
An industry-wide probe into private healthcare seems likely, but stakeholders fear a witch hunt.