These ATMs can decrease the number of patients in clinics but health workers are not helping to achieve that goal.
Scientists and campaigners warn that factories in coastal villages are wreaking environmental and economic havoc.
Why the storm may have conspired with a savage drought to deliver a deadly second blow to Zimbabwe where 70% of people are in dire need of food.
Before 2011, this country couldn’t screen for cervical cancer let alone prevent it. Since then everything’s changed.
This country tested out a national health insurance. Find out what happened next.
In Kivalo, where cyclones, overfishing and rising seas threaten livelihoods, beekeeping offers an unlikely alternative to fishing.
South Africa's public health nurses are infamous for having bad attitudes. Could a pair of goggles help them change their ways?
Presented this week at the World Health Assembly, the document could usher in a new era in affordable healthcare. Here's why we need it.
General anaesthetic is supposed to make surgery painless. Now there’s evidence that one person in 20 may be awake when doctors think they’re under.
Having banned female genital cutting, his ousting was good for democracy, but but bad for women's bodies.
Inside the Kenyan village that began as a refuge for survivors of sexual violence.
Since the country’s rollout, less than a quarter of people who’ve started taking the HIV prevention pill are young women — despite high HIV rates.
This invasive plant clogs our dam and rivers but in Kenya, it’s become the next big thing in renewable energy.
For years, catching this drug-resistant bacteria meant painful treatment that risked your hearing and mental health. Now, that could be changing.
The Bafana Bafana coach’s only option is victory, which will propel the team into the Africa Cup of Nations and secure his job
About 15 years after their son died while illegally detained at a deportation centre outside Johannesburg, this family still hasn't found his grave.
When a river and several hours of dirt roads stand between you & the nearest hospital, giving birth can be deadly. One nurse is hoping to change that.
Women who have been forced to go without their usual birth control shot are now facing the consequences of months-long shortages.
It’s been five years since the country prohibited same-sex marriage and LGBTI gatherings, and the climate of fear left in its wake could be deadly.
Unsafe in Somalia and unwanted in Kenya, refugees increasingly risk abduction in search of a better life.
Desperate to reach Europe, migrants from Africa are travelling to Egypt to sell body parts to pay for their passage.
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.
We could be just months away from knowing whether Depo-Provera use is linked to a higher risk of HIV infection in women.
Interested in health and social justice reporting and willing to put in the hours to do it? This internship might be for you.
Bhekisisa's latest policy dialogue takes a deep dive into one of the biggest challenges facing SA's HIV response at the 9th Aids conference.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in isiZulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.