The joy of motherhood is killed by a moral and ethical dilemma when doctors advise termination of a pregnancy.
Peepoo bags and drop-off points give those living in Nairobi's Kibera a hygienic and safe solution to dealing with human waste.
The country's health system is ravaged, but a team of volunteer doctors visit regularly: operating on the desperate and training local medical staff.
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.
Leaders of Zimbabwe's Apostolic sects are warming to the idea of women giving birth at health clinics.
Some residents in rural towns in Mpumalanga have to chose between buying food or going to the doctor.
The Gauteng health department has admitted to problems at the facility, seen by the public protector.
Depression among the elderly is largely overlooked, but exercise can help to counter it.
Silicosis might appear only 15 years after exposure to gold ore dust, long after they have gone home. Heidi Swart reports.
Pregnant women who drink alcohol put their unborn children at greater risk than they think, writes Mia Malan.