Globally, one in four private healthcare groups surveyed won’t work with governments.
We are facing possibly the greatest health threat of our time: drug-resistant infections. But here's why there's hope the world can change course.
Few governments are prepared to care for the people forced to leave their countries as a result of conflict or climate change. Here's why.
Zion Medical can't explain the poor treatment Ugandan patients got as part of its 'trial' and its recent announcement may have added to the harm.
The Swedish model, legalisation, decriminalisation — does the sex work debate leave you confused? Look no further.
The Life Esidimeni tragedy makes headlines again in a new global report.
Scroll down to read the latest trial results as part of our live blog from the UN's recent high level meeting on TB
Ramaphosa and Motsoaledi are expected to draw high praise at a UN meeting this week. Find out why.
Turns out it takes a village to raise a child but also to protect them.
In many ways, violence is like cholera, passing from person to person and treating it in similar ways is working to reduce it.
A new drug could save 25 000 women living with HIV but could it come at the cost of their babies lives?
Men who have sex with men can now take on-demand pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, safely.
Researchers once again confirmed: It’s impossible for HIV-positive people on treatment to transmit the virus through sex — this time among gay men.
Scientists studied soldiers with PTSD and even children who'd witnessed a great tragedy. Did they unlock the secrets of resilience?
In the war on women's bodies, the casualties stretch far beyond US' 50 states.
Speaking more than one language could lead to better tests scores and even being a more empathetic person.
Maternal deaths in developing regions would fall by 73% if all women had access to contraception and maternal healthcare, shows new research.
"Women are blamed for infertility when, in fact, as we know from research, it is quite often on the man’s side.”
Are social media algorithms designed to prey the mental health of women and people of colour?
Open defecation is a reality for many people around the world. Here's what it translates to.
Our Mia Malan speaks to medical doctor Tlaleng Mofokeng about how to stay happy and healthy down there.
When it comes to weaving a good yarn, the devil really is in the detail.
Do you know what the law says about rape in South Africa? Our Mia Malan explains the legal ins and outs in three minutes.
Work at a non-profit media house? Then you know your job is not just reporting anymore.
In times of famine, epidemic and hardship over the past 250 years, women have consistently outlived men, find researchers
We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe they can – if we want it enough. But is that true?
Patients too poor to settle medical debts are chained to drain pipes, starved and abused in health centres across parts of Africa.
The real revolution is yet to come when it relates to the country’s opioid epidemic.
Find out which nordic nation radically cut teenage smoking, drinking and drug use and how they did it.
By the age of 10, children’s ideas about gender, relationships and violence are largely set in stone.
Experts warn that the country’s overburdened asylum system could leave people trapped at ‘processing centres’ for years.
For transgender people, gender-affirming care can be a matter of life and death. But medical aids still see it as a choice rather than a necessity.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.