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.
Damage to the Ebola treatment centre in Katwa in February

Conflict and insecurity driving spread of diseases like Ebola, WHO chief warns

Deadly outbreak is ‘global wake-up call’, WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says. The head...
#MeatFreeMondays: A collection of fruit, vegetables, spices and juices.

Fiber, flatulence & fortified foods: This is your body on veganism

From Badu to Beyonce: Some of your favourite celebs have toyed with it but is going vegan right for you?
Young girls pose with boxes of Marlboro cigarettes.

New smoke signals: Is Big Tobacco using influencers to illegally punt new products?

Could companies’ wooing of social media influencers be just a clever ploy to get around the country’s tobacco advertising ban?
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.
A South African study may have proved to the scientific community that Depo-Provera does not fuel HIV risk. Now

Could your birth control increase your risk of HIV? Science finally has an answer.

But new science doesn't change the fact that women still have too few options when it comes to contraception.
The department of social development has long relied on international donors to pay for the counselling rape survivors need. Is it time for SA to finally foot the bill?

Bathabile Dlamini & the case of SA’s disappearing rape crisis services

Under Dlamini's time as minister of social development, centres lost funding for counselling services. Now, no one can say what the future holds.
‘Counterfeiting has dropped from an estimated 30% of the Nigerian pharma sector to less than 10% today

Would you know if the medicine you’re taking is fake?

Armed with blockchain and artificial intelligence, health workers and campaigners are battling the bogus business that kills thousands.
These fraud allegations come hot on the heels of a review of Amnesty’s workplace culture which warned of widespread bullying and nepotism.

Amnesty International Zimbabwe closes amid allegations of fraud

Police are investigating suspected misconduct involving millions of dollars of funds from donors.