When bringing a new life into the world risks taking another, even old traditions have to adopt new ways.
The pain of bereavement is supposed to ease with time. When it doesn't, psychiatrists call it 'complicated grief' and it can be treated.
Many diabetics are dependent on expensive blood sugar testing strips to stay alive. Most in South Africa can't afford it.
Traditional and Western healers team up to treat patients with HIV and tuberculosis because many people consult more than one health system.
When TB strikes, the fight to live can come at the cost of a way of life for the country's nomads. This could help ease the pain.
Climate change and air pollution could be conspiring against the continent, and fuelling new levels of death and disease.
Despite our complicated relationship with it, our poo could one day power our cell phones, tablets and laptops.
History repeats as old health emergencies emerge anew. Is the health ombud the person to lead fights the Human Rights Commission started?
In Rwanda, schoolgirls can now buy locally produced, cheaper sanitary towels
In the war on women's bodies, the casualties stretch far beyond US' 50 states.
Women in Somaliland are working together with an NGO to eliminate one of the most ancient and extreme practices of female genital mutilation.
Finally capping its own medics, the country must now retain them and coax them into rural areas.
Angelina might just have saved a life. But is there science to prove it?
The Finns’ cardboard box prompts an African graduate to develop a life-saving device for babies.
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.
This tablet can help to protect the country's young women from contracting HIV.