Mosquito control: A Nicaraguan health worker fumigates an area in Managua.

Key institutes keep keen watch on Zika for Africa

The Ebola outbreak on the continent showed how countries with poor health systems are unfit to fight epidemics.
Nine-year-old Tumelo shows antiretrovirals.

New state-run pharmaceutical company to produce ARVs by 2019

South Africa will soon get its own facility to make tablets to treat HIV and other ailments.
A bridge too far: Patients travel to Standerton from as far away as 30km away to visit the government clinic there.

Mpumalanga’s health is failing – but it won’t take its medicine

Poor management and leadership instability lead to R2-billion in irregular expenditure.
Tipping point: A frustrated Mmanopi Molapo confronts the MEC about not being able to get her medication.

Health MEC’s deadly PR parade

As Benny Malakoane showed off progress in Free State, 317 patients were left in the dark over their cancer status.
Kala azar sufferer Ruai Puot Malow

Epidemics on the horizon if threats not addressed – MSF

Doctors Without Borders has stressed the critical importance of adequate investment into the prevention of diseases such as Ebola and cholera.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi will be met with court cases from the private healthcare sector while dealing with pressure from trade unions to speed up the process.

Motsoaledi strikes back at NHI critics

But the Free Market Foundation maintains the plan will cost the state more than it raises in taxes.
Although the scheme's white paper was released at an economically uncertain time.

Motsoaledi accused of trying to control private health prices

The director of the Free Market Foundation suggests that an inquiry into private healthcare was deceptively orchestrated by the health minister.
Mindful eating: taking the time to enjoy your meal can help deal with those extra kilos.

Exercise your mind and lose weight

Being conscious of good eating habits goes a long way towards winning the battle of the bulge.

Nursing SA back to health

The government has set several commendable goals but will have to improve its delivery.
Motsoaledi: What the NHI will mean for you - and your tax credits

HPCSA ignores recommendations of ministerial task team

The "dysfunctional" Health Professions Council of South Africa will not act immediately on recommendations made by Aaron Motsoaledi's task team.