Xenophobia violates Health Act and migrants’ rights to care
Refugees run the border crossing gauntlet of lions, rivers, rape and theft hoping for a better life.
The rural doctor who came home to serve his people in their own language
This doctor returned to his home town to live, love and heal.
Allay the dangers of maternity by honouring rural custom
Many women consult traditional healers, so it makes sense to enlist these cultural leaders in public health education.
The streets where homelessness, abuse and mental illness meet
With almost 50% of homeless people suffering from mental illnesses, according to a study, we spoke to four people who live on Durban's streets.
Analysis: Why policy is failing community health workers
Community workers are twiddling their thumbs while the state drags its heels on a new strategy, writes Mia Malan.
Ignoring prenatal HIV care leads to a lifelong burden
Mothers blame themselves and their children can never give up their antiretrovirals.
Life-saving medical care not available to ‘people of nothing’
Appalling conditions in Free State hospitals reveal a health care system that seems to be corrupt from top to bottom.
How long do we have to wait for Dr Death to be punished?
The much-anticipated sanctioning of Wouter Basson has still not happened, 13 years later.
We need to talk about caving in to nyaope
Ivory Park's Operation Thiba Nyaope provides support for addicts and their affected families.
‘The people told me they are coming to take me away tonight’
Where traditional beliefs are more real than textbooks, treating mental illness is a balancing act for sangomas and medical doctors alike.
‘Health’ and ‘care’ play second fiddle to Free State bullying
The Free State health department has come under fire for a number of reasons. Bhekisisa visited the province ahead of elections to find out more.
Life’s precipice puts addiction into perspective
Three drug addicts tell their stories of devastation, desperation and, finally, the long road to recovery.
Autism and its uncommon angels
Dembe Ndou learned to play piano in no time at all, but simply chatting is a complex challenge.
HIV: Not one of us can say, ‘never me, never mine’
We feature four HIV positive women in their 40s who fit the profile of a typical M&G reader.
Transplants, tragedy and the true kindness of strangers
Organ donations are rare in SA: donors and the specialists needed to do transplants are few. But awareness increases as more lives are being saved.
The boy who lifts Hobeni’s spirits
Sihle Batiya's luckier than most – but the odds are stacked against kids with Down's syndrome in the Eastern Cape.