Seven things that will make you think twice about the cost of medicine
Life-saving medicines are out of reach for many patients but a World Health Organisation meeting held in Johannesburg this week could change that.
Five things the Gauteng health department spent your money on – SIU
Spa treatments, fancy homes and paperwork — and the list goes on.
Angola’s yellow fever outbreak: Vaccines desperately needed
Only six out of ten Angolan children have been vaccinated against yellow fever.
Bhekisisa gets a boost into Africa
The M&G's health centre reaps a Gates foundation reward for making a difference.
Gauteng health department misses deadline to pay junior doctors
With no money for petrol, many doctors have applied for authorised special leave. But some hospitals have warned there will be consequences.
Should government health schemes pay for infertility treatment?
"Women are blamed for infertility when, in fact, as we know from research, it is quite often on the man’s side.”
At a glance: What the National Health Insurance means for you & your pocket
Two Bills, almost 200 pages may change healthcare forever in SA. Haven't read them? We did the heavy lifting so you don't have to.
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.
SA US face-off over the world’s first declaration on universal healthcare
The United Nations declaration on universal health coverage is signed. But will South Africa's National Health Insurance improve services at home?
A jab controls sandfly bite killer fever, but not in South Sudan
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.
Is your child vaccinated against measles? Here’s why they might need a booster shot
Even if your child has been vaccinated, booster shots provide an extra layer of protection.
The thriller that caused hundreds of organ donations
Why languish in illness when the poor could be used to help you live long and prosper? A dubious advertisement recently advocated.
Quick urine TB test a life-saver, but only in certain cases
There are fears that, because the LAM measure is easily administered, it could be used when conditions call for more detailed analysis.
Burn them — Here’s what happens to expired COVID vaccines
Vaccines don’t last forever. When they reach their expiration date, the jabs need to be disposed of in a way that ensures they aren’t retrievable. A waste management company explains how this is done.
One in three sex workers surveyed report being sexually abused by police
Sex workers tell of being tortured, including being beaten with sjamboks.
How do you say ‘queer’ in isiZulu?
Qhawekhazi (isiXhosa) noun. Heroine / the woman who is a hero with the courage to love another woman.