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The walking dead: Why it’s dangerous to walk, talk and text

Walking on the road in Accra can be dangerous, say researchers. Using a cellphone while doing so can up the chance for an accident even more. Here’s what a study found should be done to keep pedestrians safe.

Waiting game: Why a home away from home for pregnant women could be a...

When hospitals are few and far between, these shelters become homes away from home for expecting mothers. Find out how countries around the world are getting mothers to book in for better births starting right here close to home.
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#SliceOfLife: ‘Let’s pray you’ll be okay. My escape from a backyard drug rehab

South Africa plans to roll out treatment for opioid addiction to all government health facilities by 2028, according to a draft of the country’s sixth HIV action plan. Read one person’s story of recovery here.
José Malumbu has been mourning his son's death for over a decade.

Meet the man behind the search for his child who died on #Bosasa’s watch

When this toddler died at Leratong Hospital, his body disappeared. Here’s what happened when his parents went back there more than a decade later.
Are you a good fit for a high-stress job? Take a look at the biology of making it in a fast-paced world of work.

If you possess these 10 qualities, you might be a good fit for a...

Scientists studied soldiers with PTSD and even children who'd witnessed a great tragedy. Did they unlock the secrets of resilience?

Dying for a souvlaki: How climate change fuels inequality

This July, Greek islands were far from idyllic. In fact, people working in the tourism industry there say it was hell. With raging wildfires and surging temperatures, the effects of climate change are hitting home.
Zimbabwe's tough abortion laws aren't curbing terminations

Inside the illegal abortion market: ‘I nearly touched hell’

Zimbabwe’s tight abortion laws aren’t curbing demand, they’re driving them underground — and it’s about to get worse.

Drug row sparked by HIV spending

A new study to be conducted in South Africa, Uganda and India has sparked a heated debate in the HIV activist and research community.

#SliceOfLife: I survived the most deadly type of TB, but it cost me a...

Goodman Makanda survived the most drug-resistant form of tuberculosis that scientists know of, but he lost a lung to the disease in the process. Now, he says he would “rather die” than take handfuls of TB medicine again.
Survivors: Phumeza Tisile and Xolelwa Joni went to Paris to tell a world conference about their battle with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis.

‘You can fight if you have support’

Two young women are proving to the world that the most deadly strain of TB can be beaten.
Geofrey Yambayamba is taking his passion for pharmaceutics to Tanzania's government to get his country manufacturing medicine.

Create drugs, create self-reliance

A young pharmacist is driving a project to get Tanzania to make more of its own medicine.
Sending a message: Nelson Mandela with Aids activist Zackie Achmat. Mandela encouraged people to speak about HIV after the death of his son Makgatho from Aids.

Madiba: The belated rise of an Aids activist

Mandela regretted not acting on HIV during his presidency, but he made up for it in spades.
The ANC maintains that Malakoane did an excellent job at the helm of the province's health system even after the Medicine Control Council shut down an unlawful stem cell "trial" at one of the province's hospital this week.

How a dying woman’s bed was taken by an ANC official

In the Free State, access to health services can depend on who you know, as the tragic case of one woman illustrates.
Jasper Hoon is fighting for justice after two doctors misdiagnosed his deep vein thrombosis in his leg.

HPCSA ‘protecting’ hypocratic oafs

A man has taken two specialists to task for a misdiagnosis that nearly cost him his foot.
A mother delivers via C-section in Mozambique. In South Africa

A changing birth: What’s behind SA’s skyrocketing c-section rates?

Almost one in four babies born at public hospitals come into the world via c-section but is it costing some women their lives?
Slavery ended in Mauritania in 1981 but tens of thousands still live in bondage.

This is what life is like in the world’s last country to ban slavery

Photojournalist, Seif Kousmate, photographed and interviewed current and former slaves in Mauritania and got imprisoned by police in the process.