Fewer pregnant women in South Africa die during pregnancy and giving birth or soon thereafter compared with 2009 – but the country’s maternal mortality ratio needs to be cut in half by 2030 if it wants to meet United Nations goals.

Giving birth has become less dangerous in South Africa

But will the country be able to half its maternal mortality ratio by 2030 - in time to achieve its sustainable...

Of anti-corruption forums and commissions: Is a new Rx for better healthcare on its...

The three C’s: Collusion, competition and corruption. There’ll be a renewed push to safeguard your money when it comes to healthcare,...
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.
How to prevent HIV with a pill

Twenty things you need to know about how to prevent HIV with a pill

Need to know more about PrEP? Mia Malan talks to Dr Kevin Rebe to answer your questions.
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.
Transparency International

Transparency International staff complain of bullying and harassment

Corruption watchdog accused of promoting ‘toxic’ workplace culture that silenced critical voices. Anti-corruption...
Trumped: The US takes its controversial stances over abortion to the United Nations. (Shealah Craighead)

SA US face-off over the world’s first declaration on universal healthcare

The US takes its controversial stances over abortion to the United Nations (Photo: Shealah Craighead)
Villagers from the village of Ndoromo are seen walking on the edge of the Bire Kpatous game reserve, where efforts are afoot to encourage tourism. (Sam Mednick)

South Sudan turns to tourism in bid to draw line under past unrest

Travel firms adopt wait-and-see approach as government seeks to entice visitors with safaris, Nile rafting and climbing trips.

Fanon, Freire, Thiong’o: Your global health summer reading list

It’s official, summer is here and December is just around the corner — a time to kick back, relax, see family...

13 things that will change the way you look at abortion

Everyone’s got an opinion on it but can we say the same about the facts?
Of those men who had raped or beaten a woman

STUDY: 56% of surveyed Diepsloot men have raped or beaten a woman in the...

Rape and physical abuse rates more than double those reported in national studies have been recorded in Diepsloot in northern Johannesburg

Bhekisisa wins top features prize at Sikuvile Journalism Awards

Four reporters, one award-winning story. Here’s how we did it. The Bhekisisa Centre for...
Ericka Torres's son

Viruses, vaccines and superbugs: The biggest health stories of 2016

This year wasn’t pretty but from its ashes may rise important scientific advances that could change the course of history.
By 2030

New medical school slated for Eastern Cape

Another school could be on the cards for the North West province as well.
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.