Bhekisisa is live blogging from New York this week as heads of state including Cyril Ramaphosa sign the world's first UN declaration on TB.
Ramaphosa and Motsoaledi are expected to draw high praise at a UN meeting this week. Find out why.
In the wake of acid attacks, victims — often women — can feel hopeless. Now, women around the world are fighting back.
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 dearth of mental health professionals is leading some people to get creative about counselling.
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?
Climate change and air pollution could be conspiring against the continent, and fuelling new levels of death and disease.
In the war on women's bodies, the casualties stretch far beyond US' 50 states.
Most of us would rather not know what happens to our bodies after death. But that breakdown gives birth to new life in unexpected ways.
Photojournalist, Seif Kousmate, photographed and interviewed current and former slaves in Mauritania and got imprisoned by police in the process.
Ebola wiped out nearly 10% of Liberia’s doctors and nurses. Take a look at life for those it left behind.
When bringing a new life into the world risks taking another, even old traditions have to adopt new ways.
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.”
Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh will be the first African head of state to be tried for violating the rights of HIV-positive people.
Why the World Bank may have peddled some dodgy facts about this mental health condition.
Are social media algorithms designed to prey the mental health of women and people of colour?
Nigeria's latest and largest epidemic has claimed almost 100 lives. Find out more about the virus.
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.
International insecticide brand Mortein claims that Nigeria contributes 23% of the world’s malaria cases. Does the figure hit the mark?
In times of famine, epidemic and hardship over the past 250 years, women have consistently outlived men, find researchers
The Constitutional Court has legalised the personal use of pot. Take a look at the future medical marijuana in this piece from our archives.
Reusable pads are cheaper and better for the environment, but are you willing to try them?
Bleeding every month is a costly affair. Pads and tampons cost a person R40 000 in their lifetime. Here's a way to get round the price.
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.