Save a little money, save a little life
A grassroots Ugandan health initiative has significantly reduced maternal deaths.
Truth about cataracts is plain to see: They can be treated
More developing countries are offering sight-saving surgery in their public health systems, but specialist eye surgeons are in short supply.
Bikers go full throttle to speed up TB cure in Zimbabwe
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.
Ndua’s stove keeps a lid on cholera in Kenya
Women said they couldn't afford to boil water and cook, so a local inventor rolled up his sleeves.
Malawi drought: “I’m pregnant, but I’ve got nothing to eat.”
Some rain has fallen yet crop yields are still expected to be poor, but aid programmes have opened the door to a more sustainable future.
Game-changing technology for blind people – at a price
Groundbreaking technology could revolutionise the future for the blind - but the exorbitant costs make it inaccessible.
Mothers and babies at risk in Apostolic church ‘birth camps’
Leaders of Zimbabwe's Apostolic sects are warming to the idea of women giving birth at health clinics.
It’s only 32km to the state clinic, but for the poor that’s a world...
Some residents in rural towns in Mpumalanga have to chose between buying food or going to the doctor.
Labour contracts stall upgrades to Mamelodi Hospital
The Gauteng health department has admitted to problems at the facility, seen by the public protector.
Gogos step up for peace of mind
Depression among the elderly is largely overlooked, but exercise can help to counter it.
In Makhado, the cat’s in the cradle
'Cat' or 'intash' joins tik and nyaope in the playground as dealers target bored children.
If SA wins the fight against TB, the world will benefit
South Africa lost nearly 100 000 people to TB last year – three-quarters of whom were HIV-positive. Reducing the burden will benefit the economy.
Undercover tuberculosis: How SA’s top killer slips in under the radar
Healthy lungs don’t mean you’re off the hook: tuberculosis can take root anywhere in the body.
Violence-laden South Africa’s burden of disease
The notion of violence as a national health priority has yet to take hold, even among health professionals.
‘Magic bullet’ to feed the world by 2030
A change in mind-set is required because feeding schemes alone cannot put an end to malnutrition.
Bigger biceps aren’t always better
Men’s quest for the perfect body has reached the ‘bigorexia’ tipping point.