Young girls pose with boxes of Marlboro cigarettes.

New smoke signals: Is Big Tobacco using influencers to illegally punt new products?

Could companies’ wooing of social media influencers be just a clever ploy to get around the country’s tobacco advertising ban?
Doctors and nurses were held at gunpoint to stop giving patients treatment.

Hospitals close in Mpumalanga as doctors and nurses fear for their safety

Health workers in the province demand security cameras and personal panic buttons at hospitals because of crime and attacks on nurses and doctors.
A South African study may have proved to the scientific community that Depo-Provera does not fuel HIV risk. Now

Could your birth control increase your risk of HIV? Science finally has an answer.

But new science doesn't change the fact that women still have too few options when it comes to contraception.
The department of social development has long relied on international donors to pay for the counselling rape survivors need. Is it time for SA to finally foot the bill?

Bathabile Dlamini & the case of SA’s disappearing rape crisis services

Under Dlamini's time as minister of social development, centres lost funding for counselling services. Now, no one can say what the future holds.
‘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.
These fraud allegations come hot on the heels of a review of Amnesty’s workplace culture which warned of widespread bullying and nepotism.

Amnesty International Zimbabwe closes amid allegations of fraud

Police are investigating suspected misconduct involving millions of dollars of funds from donors.
The doctor that once defended Mbeki

Shot-caller, calculated, master of survival. SA, meet your new health minister.

Will Ramaphosa’s new health minister wield enough power to bring recalcitrant MECs to heel?
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.
Most medical aids won't cover a new

Pregnant? Not on medical aid? You might be footing the bill to bring home...

Women may be paying the price for decades’ old concessions to the medical aid industry.
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.
Two doses of PrEP before sex and one tablet every day for 48 hours works just as well as everyday use in gay men and other men who have sex with men.

Men, the HIV prevention pill just got easier. Get the ‘2-1-1’ on what to...

Men who have sex with men can now safely use the HIV prevention pill before and after sex, instead of every day.
The panel found UNAids secretariat staff frequently spoke of the patriarchal style of leadership  and the perception that senior management staff formed a ‘boys club.’

‘Boys club’ culture at UNAids allowed for sexual harassment and bullying – report

The investigation of an independent panel recommends reviewing whether UNAids executive director Michel Sidibé should continue in his role.
Do almost half of South African men really smoke?

Should you believe the latest smoking figures from this tobacco-funded non-profit?

Claim: 49% of men and 34.1% of women in South Africa smoke tobacco. Is this true? Africa Check investigates.
Former Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu still sits on the provincial executive committee.

Hlongwa, Mahlangu remain on high-level ANC body despite ban on public office

Read the ANC Gauteng executive committee statement on embattled former health MECs Brian Hlongwa and Qedani Mahlangu as well as former Emfuleni mayor.
The two-day Presidential Health Summit covered everything from challenges to funding a National Health Insurance to the need to re-think doctor training and end cadre deployment.

SIU hones in on healthcare sector: ‘Prosecutions have to follow’

After two days of deliberations on the National Health Insurance, delegates are expected to summarise findings and present the way forward.
Find out what Deputy President David Mabuza said in his keynote at the Presidential Health Summit.

Mabuza: ‘The NHI must not negate private health schemes for those who desire them’

Read what Deputy President David Mabuza had to say about primary health care and the NHI in his Presidential Health Summit speech.