Maternal deaths highlight poor state of hospitals

NGOs use maternal deaths to illustrate the dire state of Mpumalanga hospitals.

Talks on clear-cut solutions to circumcision initiated

Doctors and traditional leaders have begun negotiating to allow doctors to assist with circumcisions to reduce initiation-related deaths and injuries.

Officials galvanised by isolated haven’s cry

The report about Ikhaya Loxolo, a home for the mentally disabled in the Eastern Cape, has sparked a dramatic response from government officials.

Broken machines and shortages vex Baragwanath Hospital

Doctors from the Soweto hospital have approached the Mail & Guardian in a last-resort effort to get the equipment, supplies and services they need.

The jury is out on antioxidants

These "cancer-fighting" molecules may not be the good guys we have been led to believe.

Truth has prevailed, says Basson victim’s wife

Family members of victims of Wouter Basson have expressed relief that the apartheid-era doctor has been found guilty after a six-year trial.

US health policy weighs on SA’s HIV patients

Hundreds of thousands of HIV patients could be affected by Pepfar's shift in funding policy, according to a new report.

KZN traffic officers wrongly conducting HIV tests

KwaZulu-Natal traffic officers have allegedly stopped drivers at the Mooi River Toll plaza on the N3 and forced them to take HIV tests.

ARVs deliver (when delivered)

A new single-dose drug is freely available after a bumpy start.

Brazil and Thailand got it right – can SA really make...

Rwanda, too, has succeeded in doing what this country has only been talking about for 18 years..