Nigeria: The 'Juju Curse' That Binds Trafficked Women Into Sex Slavery
Traditional West African 'healers' and Sicilian psychiatrists are struggling to help free Nigerian women forced into prostitution Read more »
Africa: A New Loo - Gaze Into the Toilet Bowl of the Future
Despite our complicated relationship with it, our poo could one day power our cell phones, tablets and laptops. Read more »
South Africa: Wonder Where SA's Medically Circumcised Men Are? Now There's a Map for That
When new technology and an old tradition meet, they could help avert more than a million new HIV infections Read more »
Africa: Waiting to Disappear - the Danger of Being Too Pale
Ikponwosa Ero went from a child who felt different to the United Nations' first independent expert on albinism. Read more »
South Africa: Kwazulu-Natal's Cancer Crisis Fuels Demand for End of Life Care
Health workers brace for an increased need for palliative care as waiting lists grow. Read more »
South Africa: Mediation Could Ease SA's Medico-Legal Woes but It's No Quick Fix
As Gauteng health department is expected to begin piloting mediation, many of SA's trained medical mediators still sit idle Read more »
Zambia: Could There be a Resurgence in Forced HIV Testing
More than three decades ago, HIV activists fought against mandatory testing. Now an old battle is finding new life. Read more »
South Africa: Rape and (In)justice - 340 Guilty Verdicts From 3952 Cases
A new study shows the dreadful reality of how the criminal justice system is failing victims of this 'priority crime' in SA. Read more »
South Africa: A Slow Burn - How Violence and Trauma Meet in a Single, Deadly Circle
Fikile Mbabalula, Bathabile Dlamini, Mduduzi Manana. Until today, they served in one cabinet in a country where two ends of a vicious circle meet. Read more »
South Africa: If You Were Raped, Here Are Your Chances of Finding Justice
New, never before conducted research reveals the road rape survivors and police walk to justice denied. Read more »
Kenya: Kenya Cribs Finland's Solution to Baby Deaths
The Finns' cardboard box prompts an African graduate to develop a life-saving device for babies Read more »
South Africa: 'She Made a Joke Out of My Friend's Death'
Drug users face discrimination when they seek medical attention. They have to lie to get help in emergency situations. Read more »
Africa: Why Does HIV Kill More Men Than Women?
In 2016, 60% of women of 15 years or older living with HIV were on treatment. Less than half their male peers could say the same. Read more »
South Africa: Is There a Formula for Academic Success?
Studies show the odds are stacked against learners from poorer backgrounds, so why do some succeed where others fail? Read more »
South Africa: Black Experts in the Health Sector - Where Are They?
It's not right that only black voices in health stories are those patients. Black medical researchers must also be heard in the media space. Read more »
South Africa: Could Better Health for Your Baby Come in a Cardboard Box?
All the rage in Finland, 'Moses baskets' could soon be coming to South African shores. Read more »
South Africa: Aids Council Stands By National Sex Worker Plan
Human rights and access to healthcare remain paramount in the country's response. Read more »
South Africa: No Fetus Scan, No Abortion. Really?
Draft bill would, for instance, undo clauses in SA law that provide for abortions in some cases of extreme birth defects. Read more »
South Africa: Sex, Shrugs and Policy Holes - Why Partially Decriminalising Sex Work Isn't Enough
After almost two decades, the South African Law Reform Commission chose fiction over facts. Read more »
Namibia: A Dream Defended - Namibia's First Crop of Doctors Graduates
Finally capping its own medics, the country must now retain them and coax them into rural areas. Read more »
South Africa: Have Provinces Really Paid Outstanding Billions to Laboratory Services?
The national health department says provinces have paid up but the head of lab services denies this. Read more »
Africa: Nine Things That Make a Man More Likely to Rape or Beat a Woman
Men who abuse women have often been victims of maltreatment themselves resulting to the intergenerational cycling of abuse. Read more »
Africa: My Descent Into Postpartum Psychosis - and How I Got Out
A new mother recounts how psychiatric care that nurtured her bond with her baby helped heal her mania Read more »
South Africa: National Laboratory Strike Likely to Stretch Into Its Second Week
National Health Laboratory Services says provinces owe it more than R5-billion. Read more »
Southern Africa: Health Laboratory Workers to Strike On Wednesday
The nationwide industrial action is expected to last at least until Friday and could affect patients living with conditions such as cancer and HIV. Read more »
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