HIV researchers, citizens must be part of decisions
If the progress we see today is anything to go by, it means we are closer than ever to having an HIV vaccine.
Mother and child health must improve
Increasing access to health services will prevent many mothers and newborn babies from dying.
Headache a day helps HPCSA keep media at bay
The council issued an incorrect media statement on its Tim Noakes hearing on Friday. But its media blunders are not new.
Genderqueer: Existing outside the binary
When Demelza Bush was a little girl, she knew she wasn't. And they weren't a boy either.
Comment: Do we take state help for granted?
SA’s disability allowance eases the financial and emotional burden of people with tuberculosis.
Teenage mothers are not ‘terrorists’ who need to be punished
But few will to listen to researchers who refute society’s accepted notion that teenage pregnancy is damaging to the child, mother and society.
Miners seek justice over killer dust
Workers afflicted with silicosis and/or TB launch historic class action lawsuit for compensation.
Measles threat puts Ebola to shame
The disease is outfoxing prevention efforts, thanks in part to vaccination myths.
Gates Foundation makes ‘Big Bet’ for the future
Philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates released their annual letter on Thursday. In it, they predict what the world would look like by 2030.
My controversial 100kg revolution
Santie Pretorius details her weight loss journey, which included surgery, in a new book.
Good health without the fear of ruin
Twenty years after the genocide, Rwanda’s health system is showing drastic improvements.
HIV fight requires wisdom
The health minister and UNAids are jumping the gun by not consulting activists.
Care is cast aside beyond the city limits
Primary healthcare barely exists outside our urban centres, and apartheid-ordained inequality is stark.
Simple logic saves patients’ lives
Doctors and nurses don't need a miracle drug to prevent the massive number of premature deaths.
Health systems innovation is the path to better health
New health discoveries are often not immediately accessible or affordable to the average individual, particularly in low and middle-income countries.
Obese SA has to get a move on
There is a simple way to combat chronic lifestyle diseases, and that is to eat properly and exercise.