For those with breast cancer, a mastectomy may seem like the best option. But Joanna Moorhead is glad she chose less extensive surgery.
In South Africa, two outbreaks are colliding and one thing may shape the future of both.
As the climate crisis worsens, arid parts of South Africa are expected to get even hotter and even more water-scarce. In...
Abandoned as children, women in Harare are now teaching one another to fight for their futures.
Community mentalhealth care can be better for patients and health systems if it's done right. Find out how one organisation is making it work.
Could Zimbabwe's new Health Development Fund rescue the country's cash-strapped clinics and hospitals?
The quest for better working conditions leaves striking doctors with a tough decision but they might not have to choose.
Left with little choice, many women turn to illegal abortionists to terminate their pregnancies.
With the severe effects of the habit on the unborn child now widely known, why do pregnant mothers refuse to give up?
A month after she was wheeled out of a North West hospital in a barrow, Ntombizodwa Matthews met her end. Her family blames politics for her death.
We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe they can – if we want it enough. But is that true?
Eighty two of the Chibok school girls, kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria three years ago, have been released. But what now?
Find out which nordic nation radically cut teenage smoking, drinking and drug use and how they did it.
It was hailed as a revolution in private investment in healthcare in Africa but almost a decade after it was opened,...
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.
In Rwanda, schoolgirls can now buy locally produced, cheaper sanitary towels