Almost one in four babies born at public hospitals come into the world via c-section but is it costing some women their lives?
Accessing healthcare in this rural town has never been easy. Shortages of staff as well as medical equipment makes it difficult for...
Many diabetics are dependent on expensive blood sugar testing strips to stay alive. Most in South Africa can't afford it.
Some hospitals are introducing sign language to help deaf patients.
Governments and even anonymous do-gooders are stepping into fill the funding gap left by the US decision, but their pockets will never...
Water births are a growing phenomenon in South Africa and globally. But this birth method is controversial – scientific evidence is lacking.
You can’t visit family members with COVID-19 in hospital. So how do you find out how they’re doing? Mia Malan from the Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism documented one woman’s story.
Malawi says it will no longer enforce anti-homosexuality laws but dangerous homophobia persists on the country's streets - and in its clinics.
The pain of bereavement is supposed to ease with time. When it doesn't, psychiatrists call it 'complicated grief' and it can be treated.
Find out which nordic nation radically cut teenage smoking, drinking and drug use and how they did it.
Climate change and air pollution could be conspiring against the continent, and fuelling new levels of death and disease.
Autistic children experience the world differently, but this doesn’t stop them from learning.
What makes the world’s most successful children’s TV programmes so addictive – and so strange? Linda Geddes explores the research on...
During this initiation season, we look back at what happened in 2013 when bungled initiations cost boys their penises.
Could Zimbabwe's new Health Development Fund rescue the country's cash-strapped clinics and hospitals?
Scientists studied soldiers with PTSD and even children who'd witnessed a great tragedy. Did they unlock the secrets of resilience?