Older antibiotic staples are no longer moneymakers. But as modern bugs evolve to outwit them, very few new drugs are ready to take their place.
In Diepsloot, Bhekisisa's Vimba! app is helping rape survivors access life-saving care and treatment.
Some hospitals are introducing sign language to help deaf patients.
The quest for better working conditions leaves striking doctors with a tough decision but they might not have to choose.
Could Zimbabwe's new Health Development Fund rescue the country's cash-strapped clinics and hospitals?
Most of us would rather not know what happens to our bodies after death. But that breakdown gives birth to new life in unexpected ways.
Malawi says it will no longer enforce anti-homosexuality laws but dangerous homophobia persists on the country's streets - and in its clinics.
Many diabetics are dependent on expensive blood sugar testing strips to stay alive. Most in South Africa can't afford it.
Could psychosocial programmes turn extremists into moderates?
Eighty two of the Chibok school girls, kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria three years ago, have been released. But what now?
Choosing between eating & bleeding through your uniform has a cost. Take a look at the reality behind the budget in this one from our archives.
The process could transform manufacturing and help the 30 million people worldwide in need of artificial limbs and braces.
Water births are a growing phenomenon in South Africa and globally. But this birth method is controversial – scientific evidence is lacking.
Refugee resettlement camps offer a safer space for South Sudanese children, who make up 64% of all refugees in Uganda.
Many Ugandans were once refugees themselves. Now, they are 'paying back the good' and making their country one of the best in the world for refugees.
The pain of bereavement is supposed to ease with time. When it doesn't, psychiatrists call it 'complicated grief' and it can be treated.