How can Africa settle its health bill?
Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates speaks to the Mail & Guardian about Africa's health challenges.
NHI a tonic for extreme inequality
Experts say the National Health Insurance scheme could benefit rich and poor, with positive broader outcomes.
Health workers reject deal to drop ‘night vigil’ charges
The Free State government had them arrested during a protest against their dismissal, now the workers say they will fight the charges in court.
Basson to learn his fate next month
The HPCSA will rule on Wouter Basson's fate on December 18 after a five-year long inquiry into his actions during apartheid.
Survive December on SA’s roads with these four tips
Make sure that you and your family don't end up as statistics of this festive season.
Yay for SA’s child health policies, nay for outcomes
This week holds the opportunity for us to show that we are serious about having a world where no child is born to die.
Free State’s Malakoane calls activists’ slogans insulting
The province's health MEC has condemned the slogans marchers on the department have been chanting, calling them insulting and inappropriate.
McCord Hospital board contests Nehawu court interdict to stall closure
The National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union has claimed that an interim court interdict has been granted, despite others rejecting this.
Surgical weight loss a disadvantage in the job market – study
Women who lose weight after surgery – as opposed to through exercise and diet – are less likely to be employed because of negative perceptions.
Joining the COVID vaccine queue: Why SA’s teens will have to wait for the...
South Africa’s medical regulatory body has authorised Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for children 12 and up. But it’s unlikely this age group will be included in the country’s national roll-out soon. Find out why.
China comes to Africa’s medical aid
Hopes are high that the new partnership will ensure easy, cheaper access to vaccines and medicine.
Zaps to the brain curb need to smoke
A study shows that 44% of heavy smokers kicked the habit after receiving magnetic stimulation.
Cape doc tipped for health post
Western Cape health director general Craig Househam is widely tipped to take over the running of the National Department of Health.
Talks on clear-cut solutions to circumcision initiated
Doctors and traditional leaders have begun negotiating to allow doctors to assist with circumcisions to reduce initiation-related deaths and injuries.
Nehawu goes to court to stall McCord Hospital closure
Nehawu will apply for an emergency interdict to stop McCord Hospital's board from closing down the facility.
Basson case postponed over alleged HPCSA conflict of interest
Wouter Basson's lawyers have called for the recusal of an HPCSA committee over suspected involvement in a petition to strike him off the medical roll.