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,...
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.

You, the NHI and the changing face of your medical aid

South Africa’s National Health Insurance Bill was released this morning. Here’s how it will affect you.
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?

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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...
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...
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.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize

The National Health Insurance: Can Zweli Mkhize pull this off?

Can the health minister fix our health system and what will it take? Here’s what Mkhize’s character, views and his past...

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. 

Did Trump just hijack the world’s first UN declaration on universal healthcare?

Compass: Charting a course to the NHI On Monday, world leaders will sign a UN declaration that...