Lesotho netcare hospital

Why one hospital takes up almost 30% of this country’s entire health budget

Today, the country’s only specialist hospital run as part of a public-private partnership takes up almost a third of the nation’s...
A participant of the HVTN 702 HIV vaccine trial receives her first dose ahead of the public launch of the vaccine in 2016.

HIV vaccine trial stopped after jab found ineffective

The South African study featured a variation of the only HIV vaccine ever to show modest results. The South African version...

What do coronavirus and Ebola have in common? They always get a head start

A passenger wearing a protective mask enters Beijing West railway station following the outbreak of coronavirus. (Nicolas Asfouri, Getty)
vaping young people

Seven things you need to know about e-cigarettes. No. 5 may shock you

Spoilers: Office e-smokers, you're still being uncool to your co-workers. The World Health Organisation breaks down what we know and what...

Love, sexts & the law: How good sex ed can protect your kids

In an age where more young people are having sex before the age of 15 than ever before, can we...

These six countries are likely to go to war for water in 2020

Tension over water scarcity is increasing across the globe. A new system flags up where this threatens to erupt into violence.

Whose National Health Insurance is it anyway? Taking back the power

Compass: Charting the course to a National Health Insurance Public comment on the NHI Bill has closed,...

Romeo and Juliet are sexting: Will SA’s new sex-ed prepare children for life, love...

Today’s young lovers face far more than feuding families but does the department of basic education’s new plan to teach learners...

Risks & benefits: New HIV drug combo could change the course of SA’s epidemic

South Africa's next chapter in HIV treatment holds amazing promise but unlocking it rests on our ability to have the kind...

[WATCH LIVE] Health Minister Zweli Mkhize talks NHI

Watch the second and final day of the health department and South African Medical Research Council's dialogue as policymakers, researchers and scientists...

[WATCH LIVE] Will the NHI be accountable?

Watch as the health department and South African Medical Research Council bring policymakers, researchers and scientists together to talk about the...

Where are South Africa’s HIV patients?

The country boasts the world's largest HIV treatment programme. Find out how South Africa's nine provinces stack up when it comes to...
Domestic workers in training.

‘They see us as slaves’: Domestic helpers head for the Gulf despite their fears...

The Kenyan government has introduced reforms to make domestic work safer in a region notorious for labour trafficking. But will the changes...

New deal slashes price of drug to prevent TB by almost 70% ahead of...

Health department says new shorter treatment to prevent killer disease will be available from next year.

Fanon, Freire, Thiong’o: Your global health summer reading list

It’s official, summer is here and December is just around the corner — a time to kick back, relax, see family...

Dancing with the devil: UCT stubs out tobacco-funded unit

Can Tobacco money can ever be washed clean? Most researchers at the University of Cape Town say no.