TB is not only found in the lungs. You can get TB anywhere in your body, but it is very difficult to diagnose.
About 80% of people have the TB germ inside their bodies, but that doesn't mean they will all develop the disease.
Only half of people with multidrug resistant TB are cured, and patients run a high risk of losing their hearing due to the drugs.
Are people with diabetes more likely to get TB? Dr Bart Willems says yes.
Kala azar is endemic in parts of South Sudan and affects mostly the poor and disenfranchised. A simple jab could control it, but not in this country.
Is mobile technology the malaria-fighting secret weapon Africa’s been waiting for?
Health journalist, Amy Green, headed to Nairobi to sit on a panel that judged how scientists communicate their ideas to the media and the world.
Bhekisisa is expanding. We will tell Africa’s health stories and focus on solutions-based health journalism. Find out more here.
Where did the Zika virus come from, and just how closely linked to microcephaly is it? SA's National Institute for Communicable Diseases explains all.
The publication of a Mail & Guardian story has resulted in our readers helping Green Door, which counsels rape survivors
The M&G's Mia Malan spent a week in Diepsloot and spoke to rape victims, parents and councillors to understand the high rate of rape in the township.
Prudence Mabele, a sangoma and one of the founding members of the TAC, is adamant that ARVs are imperative to the survival of HIV positive people.
Youth delegate at the world Aids conference Phindile Sithole-Spong talks about reclaiming her sexuality after learning she was born with HIV.