The three biggest fights looming for the National Health Insurance

Who will control the country's healthcare purse and who will be left out? Find out and read why some are likely...

You, the NHI and the changing face of your medical aid

South Africa’s National Health Insurance Bill was released this morning. Here’s how it will affect you.
The doctor that once defended Mbeki

Read: South Africa’s National Health Insurance Bill

The country's NHI Bill was introduced to Parliament today. You can find it here.

Five things you need to know about the new National Health Insurance Bill

Parliament released the NHI Bill this morning. Here is how healthcare in South Africa is likely to change.
Zweli Mkhize

READ: Mkhize’s speech on the National Health Insurance & women

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize spoke at an exclusive Bhekisisa event for editors on 6 August about the National Health Insurance and...

National Health Insurance: Is this medical aid paving the way to a new era...

The country’s largest closed medical scheme slashed costs of care by 12%. Here’s how they did it. 

What’s in a pill? Promise, uncertainty, rands, lives & loves … but rights? What...

In September, the country will switch to a new way of treating HIV that is expected to save the country billions...
Doctor holds chart

SA doctors, Big Brother could soon be watching

Doctors prescribe fewer drugs and do fewer operations when they know they’re being watched, an Irish organisation has found. Here’s why.

Pinch, prick & go: Why protecting yourself against HIV could become as simple as...

Imagine if every young woman had the option of getting a simple implant at school that could cut her risk of...
The International Partnership for Microbicides' dapivirine vaginal ring

What if protecting yourself from HIV was as easy as using a tampon?

The HIV prevention tablet is now available in South Africa but popping a pill every day to stay HIV negative may not...
A campaigner in Nairobi carries a coffin during a protest against the construction of a coal plant in Lamu on Kenya’s coast. (Baz Ratner, Reuters)

Kenya’s first coal plant construction paused in climate victory

Owners failed to assess environmental and community concerns, court rules, while US ambassador wades into debate in support of coal power.

Getting ready for baby: Why some couples should consider genetic counselling

For some parents, genetic counselling could help catch birth defects early enough to treat them affordably. For others, it can be...
Community health workers didn't just provide at-home HIV testing. They went into schools to help teach young people sexual and reproductive health and encourage boys to get medically circumcised.

Today, this rural KZN community is about to make global headlines. Find out why.

Small town, big goals: Eshowe has become one of the first SA communities to put enough people on HIV treatment to reduce new infections in the area.

Could a National Health Insurance Fund be just months away?

The time for talk is over, said Zweli Mkhize in his first budget speech as health minister. But if you thought...

The juice and injustice in your fruit: ‘I had to pick enough fruit to...

Why righting human rights abuses against migrant workers starts with recognising the intersection of gender, labour & exploitation.