In Kivalo, where cyclones, overfishing and rising seas threaten livelihoods, beekeeping offers an unlikely alternative to fishing.
South Africa’s top public health experts sat down to discuss the safety of e-cigarettes. The verdict? Stay away.
South Africa's public health nurses are infamous for having bad attitudes. Could a pair of goggles help them change their ways?
Italy has come up with a plan to slash the cost of medicines by May. But for the strategy to work, they need everyone to get on board.
If you're newly diagnosed with HIV the future of your treatment looks bright.
General anaesthetic is supposed to make surgery painless. Now there’s evidence that one person in 20 may be awake when doctors think they’re under.
Life-saving medicines are out of reach for many patients but a World Health Organisation meeting held in Johannesburg this week could change that.
When this toddler died at Leratong Hospital, his body disappeared. Here’s what happened when his parents went back there more than a decade later.
Men who have sex with men can now take PrEP before and after sex and be protected from HIV. Here's how it works.
If allegations prove true, it may mean that corruption at the regulator enabled unqualified people to masquerade as doctors and nurses.
Since the country’s rollout, less than a quarter of people who’ve started taking the HIV prevention pill are young women — despite high HIV rates.
One in four people carry this potentially deadly bug? Now a new shorter treatment can prevent it from making you sick.
Policy bans aid going to foreign groups that support abortion rights as secretary of state Pompeo says: ‘This is decent and right’
We always tell moms breast is best but sometimes milk doesn't come when babies do. This breast milk bank is filling in these gaps.
For years, catching this drug-resistant bacteria meant painful treatment that risked your hearing and mental health. Now, that could be changing.
New research may finally tell us why SA is always among the first to sound the alarm over drug-resistant strains.
About 15 years after their son died while illegally detained at a deportation centre outside Johannesburg, this family still hasn't found his grave.
This month, the New African boasts a shocking headline: "We deliberately spread Aids in South Africa." Could that be true?
Men who have sex with men can now safely use the HIV prevention pill before and after sex, instead of every day.
We tell moms to exclusively breastfeed. But we don’t tell them about all the things that get in the way of that, including depression.
Previously, the health department dedicated about R180 000 per year to respond to what is arguably the greatest threat humankind has ever faced.
Recent national and Gauteng memos demanding all foreign patients pay in full for services likely fell foul of the law.
In 2003, New Zealand did away with all laws against consensual adult sex work. Activists say South Africa can take a few lessons from it.
Ecstasy users are more empathetic than those who take other drugs – even when not on it.
Women who have been forced to go without their usual birth control shot are now facing the consequences of months-long shortages.
No one really knows how many people inject drugs in east and southern Africa and that's a bigger problem than you think.
The Special Investigating Unit says it is actively targeting fraudsters in the private healthcare sector.
If you think shutting down needle exchange programmes will keep your city free of contaminated needles, think again.
If you are a man who has sex with men, the HIV prevention pill just keeps getting better. Find out how.
It’s official. Austerity budgets may be here to stay. Here’s how South Africa should be working with what it’s got to provide healthcare.
We invite you to our Policy Dialogue at the 9th annual Aids Conference.
Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan asks reproductive health doctor Tlaleng Mofokeng why older men prey on younger women.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in isiZulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.