South Africa’s top public health experts sat down to discuss the safety of e-cigarettes. The verdict? Stay away.
Some people need to seek professional help so that they can learn to accept the death of a loved one
Life-saving medicines are out of reach for many patients but a World Health Organisation meeting held in Johannesburg this week could change that.
When this toddler died at Leratong Hospital, his body disappeared. Here’s what happened when his parents went back there more than a decade later.
Men who have sex with men can now take PrEP before and after sex and be protected from HIV. Here's how it works.
If allegations prove true, it may mean that corruption at the regulator enabled unqualified people to masquerade as doctors and nurses.
Policy bans aid going to foreign groups that support abortion rights as secretary of state Pompeo says: ‘This is decent and right’
New research may finally tell us why SA is always among the first to sound the alarm over drug-resistant strains.
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.
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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.