Africa:The 'Disease of the Wind' Should Have Died Out
Noma, an illness that devours, is a vicious form of gangrene that hits in places of poverty. Read more »
Africa:Has South Africa's New HIV Plan Been Captured?
The new strategy is the first in a decade that does not advocate for the decriminalisation of sex work. Read more »
South Africa:Programme Allows Drug Users to Swap Illegal Highs for Safer Alternatives
The Tshwane initiative could help reduce drug use, drug-related crime and new HIV infections Read more »
South Africa:Why Zuma Can't Fire Health Minister Motsoaledi
Analysts say health minister's strong SACP connections and ANC support ensure he's 'too powerful politically' for the president to fire. Read more »
South Africa:Time Up for Sexual Offenders?
A test lawsuit will determine whether the time limit on reporting sexual assault will be lifted. Read more »
South Africa:Penicillin Shortages As Pharma Companies Eye Newer, More Lucrative Drugs
Older antibiotic staples are no longer moneymakers. But as modern bugs evolve to outwit them, very few new drugs are ready to take their place Read more »
Africa:Could The New Border Detention Centres Turn Deadly?
Experts warn that the country's overburdened asylum system could leave people trapped at 'processing centres' for years Read more »
South Africa:Free App Puts Care At Rape Survivors' Fingertips
In Diepsloot, Bhekisisa's Vimba! app is helping rape survivors access life-saving care and treatment. Read more »
South Africa:Court Case Could Cut Loophole That Lets Abusers Off the Hook
Eight men and women may change the law and pave the way to justice and healing for thousands. Read more »
Zimbabwe:Hospitals Introduce Sign Language
Some hospitals are introducing sign language to help deaf patients. Read more »
South Africa:Is Your Child Vaccinated Against Measles?
Even if your child has been vaccinated, booster shots provide an extra layer of protection. Read more »
Nigeria:Gay Marriage Ban Threatens Healthcare
A new report finds that 90% of those people surveyed support a controversial Act that now also stands between LGBTI communities and healthcare. Read more »
Africa:Is Racism Making Our Children Sick?
Children who experience discrimination may be more at risk of mental and physical ill-health Read more »
Africa:The Violence of Words Does Those Who Die of Suicide an Injustice
What if we thought of suicide as the outcome of a terminal illness instead of the outcome of an action? Read more »
Africa:Numbers of Africans Sentenced to Die Soars
More than 1 000 Nigerians languish on death row. Read more »
South Africa:Is 'All-in-One Healthcare' a Dream?
The healthcare solutions are there. But does South Africa have the political will to implement them? Read more »
South Africa:Bhekisisa Journalist Scoops Impactafrica Award
Reporter Pontsho Pilane has been recognised for her reporting on menstruation. Read more »
Africa:Hitting Your Child May Make Them More Likely to Be an Abuser - or Victim
New research reveals complex relationships between harsh parenting and violence later in life for children. Read more »
Kenya:Paying for Change? Trial Offers Cash to Parents Willing to Vaccinate Babies
Researchers have shown that monetary incentives lead to infants being immunised on time. Read more »
Nigeria:Boko Haram Victim - 'I Still Have Nightmares of Those Who Were Beheaded'
A handful of psychiatrists - one for every million people - deal with the minds of Nigerians racked by Boko Haram terror Read more »
Zambia:How Zambia Is Beating Malaria
A decade ago, most countries used only localised strategies. But Zambia decided to make bed nets, insecticides, and drugs available nationwide. Read more »
Africa:How to Identify Hidden Sugars in Processed Food
Some of your favourite food items may not say 'sugar' on the label - but it is concealed using other names. Read more »
South Africa:Will My Medical Expenses Get Paid If I Become Suicidal?
Medical aids cover far less for psychiatric illnesses than they do for physical ailments. Read more »
South Africa:Organ Trafficking Hoax Sparks a Massive Spike in Donors
Why languish in illness when the poor could be used to help you live long and prosper? a dubious advertisement advocated. Read more »
Kenya:'We Visit These Clinics At Night So That We Minimize the Chance of Being Seen'
In Kenya, nocturnal HIV clinics attract sex workers and truck drivers, because they keep the same hours as their clients Read more »
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