Common cough, flu and pain medicines can be addictive. Codeine addiction is an increasingly well-known problem in South Africa.
The joy of motherhood is killed by a moral and ethical dilemma when doctors advise termination of a pregnancy.
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.
Peepoo bags and drop-off points give those living in Nairobi's Kibera a hygienic and safe solution to dealing with human waste.
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.
The country's health system is ravaged, but a team of volunteer doctors visit regularly: operating on the desperate and training local medical staff.
Introduce harm-reduction and HIV programmes – especially for heroin users – before it's too late.
Solar power, solar electricity and mobile technology are helping to reduce the rate of maternal mortality in Cameroon.
A revolutionary antiretroviral prophylaxis is helping all people, no matter their sexual orientation. A cheaper generic will soon be on the shelves.
Clinics dedicated to young people are ideal but the poor nation struggles to provide at least a basic service for those who can't access them.
A grassroots Ugandan health initiative has significantly reduced maternal deaths.
More developing countries are offering sight-saving surgery in their public health systems, but specialist eye surgeons are in short supply.
A programme with the health department sees motorbikes being used to deliver drugs to people in far-flung places who can't afford the fare.
Women said they couldn't afford to boil water and cook, so a local inventor rolled up his sleeves.