Landmark treaty breaks down book barriers for the blind

Last week the World Intellectual Property Organisation announced copyright exceptions on materials for visually impaired people.

Comment: Our leaders must keep their word

Though progress has been made, Africa must continue the fight against Aids, TB and malaria.

Anger over drug access in TB trial

A new combination treatment has been tested in Southern Africa, but it is not available locally.

There’s gold at the end of the Brainbow

An ambitious project to map the human brain has vast medical potential – if it's possible.

Cotlands resurrected as a haven of hope and learning

ARVs have stopped children dying, now the former Aids hospice is helping them to thrive.

Past catches up with ‘candy store’ doctor

A doctor currently on paid leave was convicted of two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the US before starting jobs in SA public hospitals.

Decrease in women abuse = decrease in HIV infections, say researchers

Women who experience gender-based violence have a higher risk of contracting HIV: this should be considered in South Africa's prevention strategy.

Eastern Cape drug depot in extremis

A report released by health activists details mismanagement and shortages in Mthatha.

Comment: Vital service reaches far too few

Rehabilitation plans for the thousands of people with disabilities must be included in the NHI.

HIV, ARVs and the cervical cancer vaccine

How SA women will benefit from an HPV vaccine, which the government will introduce next year, will strongly depend on the virus's link with HIV.