Motsoaledi spotlights Bhekisisa in health budget speech

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has highlighted the coverage of the M&G's new health journalism centre, Bhekisisa, in his budget vote speech.

Jabs deplete vaccine budget but dramatically cut child mortality

Prevenar and Rotarix have emptied paediatric wards but the coverage is still too low.

China comes to Africa’s medical aid

Hopes are high that the new partnership will ensure easy, cheaper access to vaccines and medicine.

Sitting could be the death of you

Hemingway did it. Churchill did it. So let's do it. Let's all stand up while we work.

Sub-Saharan Africa ranks lowest for mothers

Having a baby in sub-Saharan Africa is riskier than anywhere else according to the latest State of the World's Mothers report.

The world needs midwives, now more than ever

Comment: May 5 is International Midwife Day: a day to acknowledge the vital impact midwives have on maternal health in South Africa.

‘Let private skills come to NHI’s aid’

Mia Malan reports on the challenges of involving medical schemes in the administration of the National Health Insurance scheme.

Doctors give NHI a qualified thumbs up

GPs with their own practices are interested in working for the NHI scheme – with caveats.

NHI pioneers new payment system

In the first of a two-part series about the NHI, Mia Malan reports on state plans to change the rigid reimbursement formula for private doctors.

Comment: Take care over the next hill

What, if anything, does the private healthcare sector have to offer the rural poor?