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.
Clinical associates such as Arthur Setlhapelo can do basic procedures

Dozens of health workers still unemployed as departments scramble for posts

Much is made of alleged shortages in doctors’ posts but clinical associates rarely gets a mention, says professional association.
The report says at least 22 executions took place in five African countries in 2016

Numbers of Africans sentenced to die soars

More than 1 000 Nigerians languish on death row.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize

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

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Cervical cancer patient Alice Sibiya has waited more than one year to receive treatment.

Cancer treatment waiting times in KZN increase by almost 30% as services stall

Cancer patients are waiting up to nine months for treatment, says the South African Human Rights Commission.
Retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke is leading the Life Esidimeni arbitration

#LifeEsidimeni: More than a year later, still no prosecutions

Families say many are still waiting for results of autopsies performed last year.

Should you really be talking to your 10-year-old child about sex?

By the age of 10, children’s ideas about gender, relationships and violence are largely set in stone.
Expired antiretrovirals were allegedly sold at more than 4 000% mark up.

Exposed: Southern African trio ‘sold expired ARVs’ in Europe at a 4 000% markup

Life-saving HIV drugs were allegedly diverted from Africa's public health system to sell in Europe.
A new report references Life Esidimeni as an example of what not to do with mental healthcare users.

Health MEC quits as patient death tally almost triples

Almost 100 Gauteng mental health patients died after MEC Qedani Mahlangu's disastrous decision, the health ombud has found.

After the ECHO trial: World Health Organisation updates guidance on contraception

'A woman’s risk of HIV does not restrict her contraceptive choice', say new guidelines released today in the wake of recent...
More needs to be done to stop abuse against children.

Childhood in SA is a hard-knock life

Police are inadequately trained and social services too poorly resourced to deal with all of the reported cases of child abuse.
Families hold vigil for the 143 mental health patients who died in the Life Esidimeni tragedy. Now

#LifeEsidimeni: This official may have just thrown Mahlangu under the bus

Suspended head of Gauteng health Barney Selebano's court bid to avoid testifying at the ongoing arbitration could keep him off the stand for months.
South Africa has the world's biggest HIV response

Could do-it-yourself HIV testing take off in SA?

The World Health Organisation hopes take-home tests will increase the number of the people who know their HIV status
Understanding the prevalence of rape in Diepsloot

SA boys more at risk of sexual abuse than girls – study

One in three South African boys have experienced some form of sexual abuse in their lifetime.
Turns out

Do 1 in 5 Nigerian adults really live with long-term depression?

Why the World Bank may have peddled some dodgy facts about this mental health condition.