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
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.
A dearth of mental health professionals is leading some people to get creative about counselling.
When one man was on his deathbed, his family knew how he wanted to die and could respect that.
A new drug could save 25 000 women living with HIV but could it come at the cost of their babies lives?
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.
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.
A new report finds that 90% of Nigerians surveyed support a controversial Act that now also stands between LGBTI communities and healthcare.
Stereotyping prevents men who sleep with other men from accessing proper treatment and prevention of HIV infection.
Malawi says it will no longer enforce anti-homosexuality laws but dangerous homophobia persists on the country's streets - and in its clinics.
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.