C-sections may result in fewer lawsuits, but they are not always the best option.
A decision by the Gauteng department of health has left at least 36 dead but has the scandal lifted the lid on the horrors of mental healthcare?
In rural Kenya, a group of strong-willed women is giving traumatised young runaways a second chance at life.
Climate change and air pollution could be conspiring against the continent, and fuelling new levels of death and disease.
Take a look at the newest HIV treatment set to hit South Africa's shores in 2019.
Dangerous myths persist about people living with albinism, but a community in Malawi has had enough.
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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.
The illicit trade in this prescription pain killer has become the stuff of ballads and dance halls but its abuse is...
Could Zimbabwe's new Health Development Fund rescue the country's cash-strapped clinics and hospitals?
Water births are a growing phenomenon in South Africa and globally. But this birth method is controversial – scientific evidence is lacking.
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?
Crime stats released in 2015 reported a drop in rape cases, but experts say this is because fewer people are bothering to report rapes to the police.
The process could transform manufacturing and help the 30 million people worldwide in need of artificial limbs and braces.
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Women who have been forced to go without their usual birth control shot are now facing the consequences of months-long shortages.