When bringing a new life into the world risks taking another, even old traditions have to adopt new ways.
The government's focus on small-scale irrigation has given hope and sustenance to some districts.
There are too few psychiatrists, so a foundation is using a Canadian model to rehabilitate people.
Presented this week at the World Health Assembly, the document could usher in a new era in affordable healthcare. Here's why we need it.
In the rarely visited town of Gedeb, fears are rife over state plans to return 150 000 people to areas they fled because of ethnic violence.
Ebola wiped out nearly 10% of Liberia’s doctors and nurses. Take a look at life for those it left behind.
Many people can no longer afford hospital treatment and medication, and the number of those with medical aid has fallen by a third.
Having banned female genital cutting, his ousting was good for democracy, but but bad for women's bodies.
A programme with the health department sees motorbikes being used to deliver drugs to people in far-flung places who can't afford the fare.
Common cough, flu and pain medicines can be addictive. Codeine addiction is an increasingly well-known problem in South Africa.
Bosasa bribed its way into contracts. Meet the four-year-old who paid the price.
Almost one in four babies born at public hospitals come into the world via c-section but is it costing some women their lives?
In the war on women's bodies, the casualties stretch far beyond US' 50 states.
Climate change and air pollution could be conspiring against the continent, and fuelling new levels of death and disease.
Political, security and cultural complications – not least a refusal to believe that Ebola exists – have thwarted efforts to overcome...
The joy of motherhood is killed by a moral and ethical dilemma when doctors advise termination of a pregnancy.