Because of the complexity of the malaria parasite

Innovation and technology will help to wipe out malaria

With the help of new technologies, global health organisations aim to eliminate malaria in Africa in the next 15 years.
Blind and partially sighted children are deprived of quality education in South Africa.

‘Horrendous’ state of schools for the blind in the spotlight

Civil society bodies are meeting education officials to formulate an urgent response to the shortage of tools and teachers for the visually impaired.
Doctors and nurses were held at gunpoint to stop giving patients treatment.

Hospitals close in Mpumalanga as doctors and nurses fear for their safety

Health workers in the province demand security cameras and personal panic buttons at hospitals because of crime and attacks on nurses and doctors.

Expired materials and fly away tents: What researchers found when they looked at HIV...

South Africa loves to boast that we run the world’s largest HIV treatment programme. But when treatment starts with a test,...
Unique South African children may chart new path for HIV vaccines

Unique South African children may chart new path for HIV vaccines

A study conducted among almost 200 South African children is the largest of its kind.
Polony

Case closed: The #listeria outbreak was caused by Enterprise polony

The health department will tell you what you should be binning and how to do it safely without causing another public health nightmare.
(Albert Gonzalez Farran

Angola’s yellow fever outbreak: Vaccines desperately needed

Only six out of ten Angolan children have been vaccinated against yellow fever.
The ANC maintains that Malakoane did an excellent job at the helm of the province's health system even after the Medicine Control Council shut down an unlawful stem cell "trial" at one of the province's hospital this week.

ANC denies removal of Free State health MEC has to do with fraud and...

Benny Malakoane ‘did an excellent job’ despite tales of fraud, dismissals and hospitals in crisis.

People living with disabilities forced into marriage and sexual violence

A new report uncovers the sad stories of Tanzanians with albinism and disabilities.
Asylum seekers wait to apply for permits at Home Affairs in Marabastad. The Help@Hand app helps refugees and asylum seekers to access services.

Xenophobia: Refugees get an sms service to report abuse

Often sidelined outsiders can now use their cellphones to establish their rights, get answers about general issues and lodge complaints.
Ntombikhona Ndlovu had her implant removed just three weeks after insertion because of headaches. Many other women may have been put off from trying the birth control option after rumours exaggerated side-effects

Is the rumour mill standing between you and better birth control? Find out.

This implant offers all the protection from unwanted pregnancies with almost none of the clinic visits. So why did many say, ‘thanks, but no thanks’?
Nearly a third of South African children are not vaccinated

Anti-vaxxers alive in South Africa; risking children’s lives

Western anti-immunisation movements have taken root in local communities resulting in some parents refusing to vaccinate their children.
Former Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu still sits on the provincial executive committee.

#LifeEsidimeni: Qedani Mahlangu’s ego and the death of 143 patients

The former Health MEC claims her subordinates withheld information from her. But she’s being accused 
of misleading the legislature.
Two doses of PrEP before sex and one tablet every day for 48 hours works just as well as everyday use in gay men and other men who have sex with men.

Men, the HIV prevention pill just got easier. Get the ‘2-1-1’ on what to...

Men who have sex with men can now safely use the HIV prevention pill before and after sex, instead of every day.
The XX factor: Could the genetic make-up of people with uteruses give them the fighting edge when it comes to surviving the world's elimination rounds?

Scientists confirm what women always knew: Men really are the weaker sex

In times of famine, epidemic and hardship over the past 250 years, women have consistently outlived men, find researchers
Former Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu still sits on the provincial executive committee.

Hlongwa, Mahlangu remain on high-level ANC body despite ban on public office

Read the ANC Gauteng executive committee statement on embattled former health MECs Brian Hlongwa and Qedani Mahlangu as well as former Emfuleni mayor.