Go inside one of the country's most dangerous jobs.
When the vapour dissipates – what do we really know about e-cigarettes?
In a historic first, the UN just held a high-level meeting on TB. There was one on lifestyle diseases too. But did these sittings achieve anything?
The Life Esidimeni tragedy makes headlines again in a new global report.
How could a baby get an organ from a person living with HIV and not automatically contract the virus? The experts weigh in.
This mother asked doctors to allow her to save her child. Read how she did it.
Watch live as the University of the Witwatersrand announces this groundbreaking liver transplant.
South Africa is one of the hardest drinking countries in the world, but legislation to stop it been under wraps for over five years.
Obstetrician Eddie Mhlanga often had to attend to women who had unsafe abortions during apartheid, when abortion was illegal in South Africa.
When the US went to bat for Big Pharma in the fight against this killer disease, South Africa wasn’t having any of it. Here’s what happened next.
Follow Bhekisisa's live blog from New York this as heads of state including Cyril Ramaphosa sign the world's first UN declaration on TB today.
Heads of state discussed one of the world's biggest killers in New York this week — and it was Aaron Motsoaledi who got them together.
Ramaphosa and Motsoaledi are expected to draw high praise at a UN meeting this week. Find out why.
Are faith-based NGOs breaking the law when they refuse to give women information on where to terminate their pregnancies?
Dear Tisa, you have a point but we’ve got a reason to be wary.
Know what The Hunt for Red October is? We’re not talking about the Sean Connery movie, we’re talking about your period.
When people with diabetes inject insulin, we don't see that as an addiction. So why is opioid substitution therapy considered one?
Until two years ago, it was Sibonelo Gumede’s job to help developers get rid of people who used drugs in neighbourhoods. Then his life changed.
Our Laura Lopez Gonzalez takes you inside SA's national HIV and TB plan in just two minutes.
Hospice isn't just a place to die but funding cuts – and that perception – could be killing our chances of a kinder death as refuges close
There's more to the data — and social media — backing the latest tobacco-funded ad campaign.
Shame doesn't start when menstruation begins. It is built in slow steps.
And about half of its ambulances are standing idle.
Turns out it takes a village to raise a child but also to protect them.
But inspectors uncover counterfeit bottled water and spices.
Anna Dahlqvist reflects on a short history of a messy 'problem', or how the world taught you to fear your period.
In many ways, violence is like cholera, passing from person to person and treating it in similar ways is working to reduce it.
When one man was on his deathbed, his family knew how he wanted to die and could respect that.
We teamed up with readers and translators to create some of the first graphics ever on abortion in all South Africa's official languages.
The strategy aims to, for instance, slash new HIV infections by more than 60%.
A new report finds that 90% of Nigerians surveyed support a controversial Act that now also stands between LGBTI communities and healthcare.
Stereotyping prevents men who sleep with other men from accessing proper treatment and prevention of HIV infection.
Malawi says it will no longer enforce anti-homosexuality laws but dangerous homophobia persists on the country's streets - and in its clinics.
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.