The investigation of an independent panel recommends reviewing whether UNAids executive director Michel Sidibé should continue in his role.
Criminalising sex work does almost nothing to stop it and almost everything to make it more dangerous. Is it time for a change?
Chinese scientist He Jiankui claims to have engineered the world’s first genetically-modified babies. Did he unleash one of science’s worst fears?
Claim: 49% of men and 34.1% of women in South Africa smoke tobacco. Is this true? Africa Check investigates.
How do you fix South Africa’s sexual and reproductive health wrongs? Help people access their rights.
From Amsterdam’s glittering canals to Durban’s dark streets, take a look at how the world legislates sex — and why it matters.
In a world hemmed in by patriarchy and poverty, cash transfers could be the missing link in SA’s HIV prevention programmes.
The project’s closure six months ago forced some injecting drug users to share needles and risk infections such as HIV and Hepatitis C.
Qhawekhazi (isiXhosa) noun. Heroine / the woman who is a hero with the courage to love another woman.
We could be just months away from knowing whether Depo-Provera use is linked to a higher risk of HIV infection in women.
Globally, one in four private healthcare groups surveyed won’t work with governments.
A 'foreign threat’ could be a convenient boogeyman in an election season where politicians will face questions about their failures. Or not?
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.
For many people with severe mental illnesses, these special wards can be a lifeline and the first step to care — if they can get there.
Violent protests at health facilities haven’t only uncovered failings, they have revealed the interconnected nature of the rights we aspire to live
South Africa boasts the world’s largest HIV treatment programme but are provinces ready to take the lead?
Men can help to prevent new HIV infections by showing up for their partners. Here’s how:
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.
Meet a South African getting her HIV medication at the press of a button.
A week. That's how long most newborns who die will make it in South Africa. But there may be hope yet for the country's tiniest patients
"Twenty-thousand people were killed in the past year. The majority of killers and victims are men," Ramaphosa says at summit.
Finding gender-affirming care can be tough but there are some tips and resources to help.
Read the ANC Gauteng executive committee statement on embattled former health MECs Brian Hlongwa and Qedani Mahlangu as well as former Emfuleni mayor.
What’s a day in a donor-funded journalism centre like? Mia Malan reveals all in her latest article for the journal of African Journalism Studies.
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.
In his speech, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni reprioritised millions for new health workers and hospital upgrades. Here’s what he needs to do next.
The Swedish model, legalisation, decriminalisation — does the sex work debate leave you confused? Look no further.
The NHI was the centre of this weekend’s presidential health summit. Now the pressure is mounting for Treasury to figure out how to fund it.
Read what Deputy President David Mabuza had to say about primary health care and the NHI in his Presidential Health Summit speech.
More than three decades into the HIV epidemic, some conversations haven't become any easier. This is one of them.
Getting parents more involved in childcare is good for a child’s health and prospects in life. South Africa needs to get with the programme.
Long before red flags were raised, this family fell victim to listeriosis. And this week, tragedy has struck again.
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.