Lift the veil on drug pricing and trade agreements, the UN urges companies and...
New United Nations report calls for drug companies to spill closely held secrets and patent reforms.
Sex workers say police destroyed HIV meds and withheld medical care after raids
Activists say police actions in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga are increasingly frequent and may be retaliation for recent civil society actions.
When it comes to organ donation, women may be more likely to give than...
If you’re keen to save a life through donation after you die, speak now or forever hold your peace.
Working too hard: Social grants stretched thin within a failing system
The country’s child grant is failing to deliver social justice because it is doing more than what it is meant to do, says research.
Almost half of centres for rape survivors may lose funding for counselling services
‘One-stop’ government centres face loss of important psychological help as international funding dries up.
Tens of thousands of children may starve to death in Boko Haram-affected areas
The conflict has left health services and agriculture in shambles. Unicef says it has just 13% of the money it needs to stave off deaths.
In Marikana’s shadow: One in four women in Rustenburg has been raped, says study
As South Africa marks the anniversary of the massacre, a new study reveals how women’s bodies are a battleground in the country’s platinum belt.
The Mail & Guardian apologises: Our Malema tweets were misleading and offensive
Tweets shouldn't fuel HIV-related stigma. The Mail and Guardian's tweets did. Here's why.
‘Most citizens are poor so private hospitals seem costly – they are not’
Association argues statistics skew the view of private hospital costs after international study questions facilities' affordability.
Rains and conflict will make bids to control South Sudan’s cholera outbreak harder
Violence has contributed to the epidemic; aid agencies can't travel freely and are removing nonessential staff.
South Africa faces paediatric cancer drug shortage as suppliers fail to meet demand
Stock-outs may be a blow to children already fighting for survival.
Women praise HIV prevention pill as research could produce a simpler injection
For those at risk, taking a pill that can stop them from getting HIV is a ‘life-changing experience’
#AIDS2016: Sex workers stuck in a tug of war between science and conservatism
Is the South African Law Commission's recommendation to sentence convicted sex workers to 'diversion programmes' a latest symptom of a country torn?
#AIDS2016: Five things African journalists want to know from Bill Gates
Bill Gates was at the International Aids Conference this week. He spent time with five African journalists. Here is what they wanted to know.
#AIDS2016: SA pays its HIV bill but faces budget gap for expanded treatment
Research predicts a substantial shortfall in HIV funding in the next five years as the country looks to put millions more people on treatment.
#AIDS2016: Bill Gates warns HIV among young Africans could reverse progress
The billionaire philanthropist says we need to focus on curbing infections among teenage girls and young women.