Girls as young as 10 feel the blade but an extraordinary group is fighting against female genital mutilation (FGM).
In rural Kenya, a group of strong-willed women is giving traumatised young runaways a second chance at life.
Dangerous myths persist about people living with albinism, but a community in Malawi has had enough.
Women in Somaliland are working together with an NGO to eliminate one of the most ancient and extreme practices of female genital mutilation.
Poor people who have fled their countries are expected to pay steep rates for treatment at government hospitals in Gauteng.
Refugees can flee their countries, but they can't escape the trauma of war.
The residents of a Nigerian village had no health services, save for traditional methods, to treat those with a fever and a rash.
Abused women from war-torn countries who have fled to SA for safety often face more maltreatment here.
Introduce harm-reduction and HIV programmes – especially for heroin users – before it's too late.
Traditional and Western healers team up to treat patients with HIV and tuberculosis because many people consult more than one health system.
Psychiatrists have since turned to antidepressants, mood stabilisers and antipsychotics that aren’t curative.
In the first of a two-part series, a band of doctors set out to reclaim LSD and ecstasy for mental health treatments.
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.
During this initiation season, we look back at what happened in 2013 when bungled initiations cost boys their penises.
Accessing healthcare in this rural town has never been easy. Shortages of staff as well as medical equipment makes it difficult for...
This man from rural Eastern Cape had to travel all the way to Cuba to make his dream of becoming a doctor come true. Now, he is back home and treating patients at the same hospital his mother used to sell fruit in front of when he was a boy.