We know more than ever about how to prevent HIV infection, including what may someday lead to the world's first HIV vaccine.
When medical schemes and the law count conceiving as a pre-existing condition, pregnant women lose.
Our two-year study shows the lake has been stable since the 1990s. Costly ‘solutions’ shift focus from the complex causes of the...
Ecstasy users are more empathetic than those who take other drugs – even when not on it.
Big Food is just one driving force behind unhealthy eating, and strategies are needed to cut the high cost of associated diseases.
Being able to take a pill discreetly, as women have done with contraceptives since the 1950s, is an HIV prevention revolution.
During epidemics doctors face moral dilemmas forcing them to make decisions against their conscience — such as...
Faith healers, psychics, celebrities and others sell their holy water, prayers, bracelets, vitamins and other gimmicks to vulnerable people.
The country's yellow fever outbreak is a timely reminder that African countries can't get complacent with their vaccination efforts.
“The failure to decriminalise consensual same-sex relations will undermine Kenya’s aim of reaching universal health coverage,” UNAids says.
Reducing maternal and newborn mortality has to be a priority if Africa is to reach its potential.
As cases of COVID-19 mount, people are steering clear of clinics and doctors are forced to postpone surgeries to free up beds. If something isn’t done now, there’s slim chance private doctors will have the ability to volunteer for the national response because their jobs — and those of their staff – won’t survive the pandemic.
With its expansion to the rest Africa, the Bhekisisa health reporting team is growing.
You’re far more likely to be offered an HIV test at a government health facility than at your GP or workplace...
A Nigerian and a Kenyan use social media and the football pitch to discuss contraceptives and stop pregnancy.
Fearing social rejection, many patients don't seek treatment. To show your solidarity, don a surgical mask and post a selfie on World TB Day.