As part of a global dialogue, a UN panel is meeting in Johannesburg to discuss proposals that aim to help prevent millions of unnecessary deaths.
With the help of new technologies, global health organisations aim to eliminate malaria in Africa in the next 15 years.
Early diagnosis, a simple test, vector curbs and a new medicine is effective in many areas, but South Sudan can't rely on this treatment.
Report says alcohol use fuels an already unequal power relationship between men and women, resulting in several negative outcomes.
The ex-president will be judged harshly for his unrepentant stance over an estimated 300 000 HIV-related deaths, the activist organisation says.
Studies show that feeding programmes at schools not only reduce stunting, but also combat obesity and lead to increased enrolment in schools.
A promising new TB drug is now on the market but doctors say it's been priced out of reach.
The case has already contributed to improved jurisprudence on socioeconomic rights in Uganda
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has not yet revealed how the government will fund its National Insurance scheme.
Trials have found that vaginal rings containing an antiretroviral drug could more than halve women's chances of contracting HIV if used consistently.
Health authorities say the visitor diagnosed with the mosquito-spread virus has recovered and there is minimal likelihood of a local outbreak.
The Ebola outbreak on the continent showed how countries with poor health systems are unfit to fight epidemics.
South Africa will soon get its own facility to make tablets to treat HIV and other ailments.
Poor management and leadership instability lead to R2-billion in irregular expenditure.
As Benny Malakoane showed off progress in Free State, 317 patients were left in the dark over their cancer status.
Doctors Without Borders has stressed the critical importance of adequate investment into the prevention of diseases such as Ebola and cholera.