The man is the second patient to be found dead in a public hospital ceiling in the last three years.

How did an otherwise healthy man with a broken leg end up dead in...

The bizarre case from Durban is at least the second such case nationally in the last three years.
‘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?

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Armed with blockchain and artificial intelligence, health workers and campaigners are battling the bogus business that kills thousands.
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.

Will the National Health Insurance actually work?

Read what Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has up his sleeve for your medical aid.

‘All of the women in my department have slept with the supervisor. This is...

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Women at factories in Lesotho owned by Taiwanese firm say jobs and promotions in jeopardy if they refuse advances, claims report Women producing jeans for...

National Health Insurance: Is this medical aid paving the way to a new era...

The country’s largest closed medical scheme slashed costs of care by 12%. Here’s how they did it. 
More than 80 countries around the world have used a simple training programme to help nurses and doctors prevent more infant deaths. Could it work in SA?

Thousands of babies die each year in SA. This could help save them

A week. That's how long most newborns who die will make it in South Africa. But there may be hope yet for the country's tiniest patients
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. Kenya has been urged to...

Crime and medicine: How our hospitals became hotspots for criminals and what to do...

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There may be no quick fix to making our hospitals safer, but there may be one simple place to start in this final story...
Zweli Mkhize

READ: Mkhize’s speech on the National Health Insurance & women

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize spoke at an exclusive Bhekisisa event for editors on 6 August about the National Health Insurance and what it means for reproductive justice.
Former head of the Gauteng department of health Barney Selebano

Whatever happened to the doctors & nurses involved in the #LifeEsidimeni tragedy?

These health workers presided over one of the deadliest tragedies since the dawn of democracy. Find out why they can still practice.
Most medical aids won't cover a new

Pregnant? Not on medical aid? You might be footing the bill to bring home...

Women may be paying the price for decades’ old concessions to the medical aid industry.

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. It could cost less than R230 to prevent the...
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 of the World Health Organization (WHO) has called the world’s second worst...
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize

Meet Zweli Mkhize, the man behind SA’s #COVID-19 response

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Follow the country's health minister's journey from trainee doctor to his current role leading the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in this feature from...
Medication for drug-resistant tuberculosis can have serious side-effects like deafness and psychosis.

TB drug priced out of reach

A promising new TB drug is now on the market but doctors say it's been priced out of reach.
private hospital

You’re paying more for private healthcare and getting less, shows Competition Commission investigation

A lack of competition in the sector isn't just bad for your wallet, it could be bad for your health. Find out what it means for the National Health Insurance in this latest article in our series, "Compass: Charting a course to the NHI".