For 100 years Durban's non-profit McCord Hospital has been a beacon of hope for the poor. Now it has to rely on the state to survive.
Reducing maternal and newborn mortality has to be a priority if Africa is to reach its potential.
Silicosis might appear only 15 years after exposure to gold ore dust, long after they have gone home. Heidi Swart reports.
The kidnapping of young girls ignores the 'niceties' of a cultural practice.
Mia Malan describes the arduous trek an Eastern Cape woman had to undertake to get medical attention for her sick grandson.
A controversial plastic additive is said to affect foetuses and increase the risk of breast cancer.
Universal healthcare schemes traditionally have been met with fierce opposition.
With the severe effects of the habit on the unborn child now widely known, why do pregnant mothers refuse to give up?
The murder of an Mpumalanga doctor on duty has exposed the lax security at public hospitals.
An eighth-grade teenager shows how funky and strong her fight against a four-letter word is. Mia Malan reports.
Manto Tshabalala-Msimang hoped to polish her legacy, but in the end she will be remembered for her Aids stance.
People in need of treatment are dying because hospitals are desperate for funds, writes Mia Malan.
Western Cape health director general Craig Househam is widely tipped to take over the running of the National Department of Health.
Traditional leaders are resisting plans to introduce medical circumcision. Mia Malan reports.
Professors Hoosen Coovadia and Salim Abdool Karim, two of SA's foremost HIV researchers, were recently the health department's greatest enemies.
Nehawu: The South African Medical Association should get a better grip on OSD negotiations and keep its affiliate members.