Does sex work legislation have an impact on violence and the spread of HIV? We follow two women who operate in opposite worlds to find out.
In a country where pipes can stop short of reaching home, cheap sachets of water sold on the street could be an unlikely solution, but at what cost?
When a few months of treatment costs as much as a house, some patients are taking their lives and the law into their own hands to survive.
Women who have been forced to go without their usual birth control shot are now facing the consequences of months-long shortages.
Almost one in four babies born at public hospitals come into the world via c-section but is it costing some women their lives?
Since the country’s rollout, less than a quarter of people who’ve started taking the HIV prevention pill are young women — despite high HIV rates.
Bosasa bribed its way into contracts. Meet the four-year-old who paid the price.
Speaking more than one language could lead to better tests scores and even being a more empathetic person.
The substances that cause cancer leave their fingerprints behind. Now, the world may be closer than ever to unravelling the clues hidden in our DNA.
In the wake of acid attacks, victims — often women — can feel hopeless. Now, women around the world are fighting back.
Virtual reality isn’t just for video games anymore. It’s revolutionising medicine, including the way we manage pain.
General anaesthetic is supposed to make surgery painless. Now there’s evidence that one person in 20 may be awake when doctors think they’re under.
Climate change and air pollution could be conspiring against the continent, and fuelling new levels of death and disease.
When bringing a new life into the world risks taking another, even old traditions have to adopt new ways.
Ebola wiped out nearly 10% of Liberia’s doctors and nurses. Take a look at life for those it left behind.
Find out how drug users banded together to use a simple injection to save thousands of lives.