maternal deaths

This is what it’s like to give birth in the world’s most dangerous country for moms

Emanuela Zuccalà

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.


This president is putting his money where his mouth is when it comes to an NHI

Kate Hodal

Mali joins the ranks of countries such as Sierra Leone, South Africa & Burkina Faso to provide free healthcare to moms and tots.


This is putting SA's women in the grave, so what's health department doing about it?

Yogan Pillay

Pregnancy in South Africa is getting safer, but still not safe enough. Here’s what the health department says they’re doing about it.


Only half of clinics and hospitals in this country meet basic hygiene standards

Mercy Masoo

What if your doctor couldn’t even wash her hands before examining you?


‘HIV testing was compulsory. If you didn’t test, they wouldn’t treat you’

Shenilla Mohamed

The struggle to survive pregnancy and death in a land of plenty and poverty hasn’t changed much in the past five years — there are lives to prove it.