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.
For centuries, traditional religious practices have preserved the sacred forests of the Bijagós archipelago. Now missionaries are muscling in.
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.
In a country where pipes can stop short of reaching home, cheap sachets of water sold on the street could be an unlikely solution, but at what cost?
The Swedish model, legalisation, decriminalisation — does the sex work debate leave you confused? Look no further.
After two days of deliberations on the National Health Insurance, delegates are expected to summarise findings and present the way forward.
Motsoaledi is expected to join experts, academics and business to discuss how NHI will be financed and the private sector's involvement.
The Life Esidimeni tragedy makes headlines again in a new global report.
That tot or two might be putting you at risk for...an infectious disease? Find out what you need to know.
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.
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.”
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.