The continent’s largest film industry has been getting mental health all wrong with dangerous consequences. Now, that’s changing.
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.
Some districts report Caesarean rates of 40%, which is much higher than the 26% national average for public hospitals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Know what The Hunt for Red October is? We’re not talking about the Sean Connery movie, we’re talking about your period.
The real revolution is yet to come when it relates to the country’s opioid epidemic.
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
Shame doesn't start when menstruation begins. It is built in slow steps.
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.
If a man dies in the Central African Republic, his wife is at risk of being evicted from their home by his relatives.
Photojournalist, Seif Kousmate, photographed and interviewed current and former slaves in Mauritania and got imprisoned by police in the process.
Abortion has been legal for more than 20 years in SA but many people still don't know when or where they can get safe terminations. These can help.
Bhekisisa's new manual provides handy information on abortion data in South Africa, how procedures work and what the law says.
The reality is many of us look at water like we do a takeaway container.
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.