This month, the New African boasts a shocking headline: "We deliberately spread Aids in South Africa." Could that be true?
Men who have sex with men can now safely use the HIV prevention pill before and after sex, instead of every day.
Mali joins the ranks of countries such as Sierra Leone, South Africa & Burkina Faso to provide free healthcare to moms and tots.
In 2003, New Zealand did away with all laws against consensual adult sex work. Activists say South Africa can take a few lessons from it.
The Special Investigating Unit says it is actively targeting fraudsters in the private healthcare sector.
It’s official. Austerity budgets may be here to stay. Here’s how South Africa should be working with what it’s got to provide healthcare.
Women in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo are allegedly being asked for sexual favours in exchange for Ebola treatment.
The philanthropic duo give their two cents or rather $200-million on how to deal with the world's inequalities.
With no money for petrol, many doctors have applied for authorised special leave. But some hospitals have warned there will be consequences.
The World Health Organization launches an inquiry after claims of ‘legendary’ corruption, including racism and sexism.
It’s the age of austerity and it’s bad news for doctors, nurses and patients alike — unless the state can do more with less.
Finally, go where you've always feared to tread at the gym with these four tips.
Think child marriages only happen in far off countries? Think again.
Girls in Kenya’s Narok County will also be made to reveal the identities of babies’ fathers.
Think that emergency care is just a call away? You might want to think again.
Take a look at the results of our latest national survey of how many state ambulances South Africa has on the road.
The investigation of an independent panel recommends reviewing whether UNAids executive director Michel Sidibé should continue in his role.
Claim: 49% of men and 34.1% of women in South Africa smoke tobacco. Is this true? Africa Check investigates.
How do you fix South Africa’s sexual and reproductive health wrongs? Help people access their rights.
The project’s closure six months ago forced some injecting drug users to share needles and risk infections such as HIV and Hepatitis C.
Qhawekhazi (isiXhosa) noun. Heroine / the woman who is a hero with the courage to love another woman.
We could be just months away from knowing whether Depo-Provera use is linked to a higher risk of HIV infection in women.
Globally, one in four private healthcare groups surveyed won’t work with governments.
Few governments are prepared to care for the people forced to leave their countries as a result of conflict or climate change. Here's why.
South Africa boasts the world’s largest HIV treatment programme but are provinces ready to take the lead?
"Twenty-thousand people were killed in the past year. The majority of killers and victims are men," Ramaphosa says at summit.
Finding gender-affirming care can be tough but there are some tips and resources to help.
Read the ANC Gauteng executive committee statement on embattled former health MECs Brian Hlongwa and Qedani Mahlangu as well as former Emfuleni mayor.
What’s a day in a donor-funded journalism centre like? Mia Malan reveals all in her latest article for the journal of African Journalism Studies.
The NHI was the centre of this weekend’s presidential health summit. Now the pressure is mounting for Treasury to figure out how to fund it.
Could a new manmade concoction of mundane odours stop malaria?
Interested in health and social justice reporting and willing to put in the hours to do it? This internship might be for you.
Does sex work legislation have an impact on gender-based violence and HIV infection rates? We traveled to Amsterdam and Durban to find out.
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.