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.
History repeats as old health emergencies emerge anew. Is the health ombud the person to lead fights the Human Rights Commission started?
A mother's love led her to South Africa to find a school for her son with autism.
Find out how drug users banded together to use a simple injection to save thousands of lives.
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.
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.
A month after she was wheeled out of a North West hospital in a barrow, Ntombizodwa Matthews met her end. Her family blames politics for her death.
They thought they were signing up for a dream but it turned out to be a trafficking nightmare.
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.
For millennials, it ain't looking good, but are hard-hitting campaigns just fat-shaming and counterproductive?
Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh will be the first African head of state to be tried for violating the rights of HIV-positive people.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of children die gasping for air. This could help to change that.
Are social media algorithms designed to prey the mental health of women and people of colour?
When TB strikes, the fight to live can come at the cost of a way of life for the country's nomads. This could help ease the pain.
A horrifying experience at an illegal abortion provider led Gaopalelwe Phalaetsile to use social media to help women access safe abortion services
Terminally ill patients in the province have little access to pain relief, or basic care. Here's one man's story.
The families of the nearly 150 mental health patients who died in the Life Esidimeni tragedy will know today how much they will be compensated.
We trace the last moments before the source of this potent bacterium was discovered.
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.
In Rwanda, schoolgirls can now buy locally produced, cheaper sanitary towels
Long before red flags were raised, this family fell victim to listeriosis. And this week, tragedy has struck again.
Why the world is just waking up to the power of immunisations to tackle this infectious disease and how we’re learning more with every rainy season.
When Ella and her cousin reached a refugee camp in Sudan, it seemed to herald safety. Instead, it was the start of an all too familiar ordeal.
Governments and even anonymous do-gooders are stepping into fill the funding gap left by the US decision, but their pockets will never be deep enough.
For those with breast cancer, a mastectomy may seem like the best option. But Joanna Moorhead is glad she chose less extensive surgery.
If you’re a veteran at putting together public radio packages with natural sound and can record voice overs, this could be for you.
In June, the health minister released the long-awaited National Health Insurance Bill. What does it mean to you and your medical aid? We tell you.
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.