When a few months of treatment costs as much as a house, some patients are taking their lives and the law into their own hands to survive.
The continent’s largest film industry has been getting mental health all wrong with dangerous consequences. Now, that’s changing.
Bosasa bribed its way into contracts. Meet the four-year-old who paid the price.
Zimbabwe’s tight abortion laws aren’t curbing demand, they’re driving them underground — and it’s about to get worse.
Across the continent, women are helping to reimagine a sacred rite of passage in an effort to honour their cultures and spare their bodies.
Virtual reality isn’t just for video games anymore. It’s revolutionising medicine, including the way we manage pain.
Some districts report Caesarean rates of 40%, which is much higher than the 26% national average for public hospitals.
Almost one in four babies born at public hospitals come into the world via c-section but is it costing some women their lives?
You made it through the year. Kick back, relax and take a read through the 2018 that was.
This province reported skyrocketing rates of teen pregnancy but behind the figures lies a story about sex, knowledge and data.
Here's the story of the Treatment Action Campaign or how a handful of people created a global movement that changed the world.
In this province, the agricultural and mining sectors draw thousands of workers each year – and then they disappear. Here’s why we need to find them.
Does sex work legislation have an impact on gender-based violence and HIV infection rates? We traveled to Amsterdam and Durban to find out.
Report unearths neglect in Kenyan institutions, yet discrimination means children may be at risk of being killed if they remain in communities
From Amsterdam’s glittering canals to Durban’s dark streets, take a look at how the world legislates sex — and why it matters.
We could be just months away from knowing whether Depo-Provera use is linked to a higher risk of HIV infection in women.
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.
Men can help to prevent new HIV infections by showing up for their partners. Here’s how:
Meet a South African getting her HIV medication at the press of a button.
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?
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
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.
The substances that cause cancer leave their fingerprints behind. Now, the world may be closer than ever to unravelling the clues hidden in our DNA.
Go inside one of the country's most dangerous jobs.
Here's how northwest Kenya gets nomadic families to health services.
Obstetrician Eddie Mhlanga often had to attend to women who had unsafe abortions during apartheid, when abortion was illegal in South Africa.
Are faith-based NGOs breaking the law when they refuse to give women information on where to terminate their pregnancies?
Know what The Hunt for Red October is? We’re not talking about the Sean Connery movie, we’re talking about your period.
In the wake of acid attacks, victims — often women — can feel hopeless. Now, women around the world are fighting back.
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
Interested in health and social justice reporting and willing to put in the hours to do it? This internship might be for you.
Traditional West African ‘healers’ and Sicilian psychiatrists are struggling to help free Nigerian women forced into prostitution.
Despite our complicated relationship with it, our poo could one day power our cell phones, tablets and laptops.
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.