The first World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Diabetes report says that diabetes has increased globally, and the disease claims more lives yearly.
The World Health Organisation says more than 200 people have died there since January and that there is a need to ramp up production of vaccines.
There is a big move afoot to alert SADC members to the concessions on intellectual property rights that they can take advantage of.
Available data shows significantly higher investment by public and philanthropic institutions in TB research than by the pharmaceutical industry.
In the developed world up to 5% of patients with chronic kidney disease are children. But statistics are harder to come by in the developing world.
Civil society bodies are meeting education officials to formulate an urgent response to the shortage of tools and teachers for the visually impaired.
More than half the female sex workers in South Africa's three largest cities are HIV positive, but less than a third are on antiretroviral treatment.
Only six out of ten Angolan children have been vaccinated against yellow fever.
Activists say if Roche does not drop the price of Herceptin, they will ask the health department to act.
The Mail & Guardian's health centre, Bhekisisa, joins the World Health Organisation in raising awareness about TB on World TB Day on March 24.
There are fears that, because the LAM measure is easily administered, it could be used when conditions call for more detailed analysis.
A desperate South African breast cancer patient pleaded with the United Nations (UN) on Thursday to help her access a drug that can save her life.
Now the fight is on to eliminate the illness entirely – and save those still at the mercy of the mosquito.
As part of a global dialogue, a UN panel is meeting in Johannesburg to discuss proposals that aim to help prevent millions of unnecessary deaths.
With the help of new technologies, global health organisations aim to eliminate malaria in Africa in the next 15 years.
Early diagnosis, a simple test, vector curbs and a new medicine is effective in many areas, but South Sudan can't rely on this treatment.