South Africa: Breaking Bad - Cancer Patients Turn Drug Smugglers As Treatment Prices Soar
When a few months of treatment costs as much as a house, some patients are taking their lives and the law into their own hands to survive. Read more »
South Africa: Why Fewer Women Die When Giving Birth
Pregnancy in South Africa is getting safer, but still not safe enough. Here's what the health department says they're doing about it. Read more »
Africa: Five Ways to Save the World, According to Bill & Melinda Gates
The philanthropic duo give their two cents or rather $200-million on how to deal with the world's inequalities. Read more »
South Africa: Gauteng Health Department Misses Deadline to Pay Junior Doctors
With no money for petrol, many doctors have applied for authorised special leave. But some hospitals have warned there will be consequences. Read more »
Nigeria: The Woman Rewriting Nollywood
The continent's largest film industry has been getting mental health all wrong with dangerous consequences. Now, that's changing. Read more »
South Africa: Cost of Corruption - How a Toddler Died At Bosasa's Detention Centre
Bosasa bribed its way into contracts. Meet the four-year-old who paid the price. Read more »
Malawi: Only Half of Clinics and Hospitals in This Country Meet Basic Hygiene Standards
What if your doctor couldn't even wash her hands before examining you? Read more »
Zimbabwe: 'I Went Inside Zimbabwe's Illegal Abortion Market'
Zimbabwe's tight abortion laws aren't curbing demand, they're driving them underground -- and it's about to get worse. Read more »
Africa: How Far, How Long? Why South Africa's Mothers Are Still Dying
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. Read more »
Africa: New Visions for Sacred Rites - Could This Stop Female Genital Cutting?
Across the continent, women are helping to reimagine a sacred rite of passage in an effort to honour their cultures and spare their bodies. Read more »
South Africa: Join the Queue - Why Doctors, Nurses Face Unemployment
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. Read more »
South Africa: Gym Membership - How to Get the Most Out of It, According to a Sports Scientist
Finally, go where you've always feared to tread at the gym with these four tips. Read more »
South Africa: Which South African Health Districts Have the Highest Rate of Caesarean Sections?
Some districts report Caesarean rates of 40%, which is much higher than the 26% national average for public hospitals. Read more »
South Africa: A Changing Birth - What's Behind SA's Skyrocketing C-Section Rates?
Almost one in four babies born at public hospitals come into the world via c-section but is it costing some women their lives? Read more »
December 19, 2018
South Africa: 2018 - the Best, the Worst and the Weird
Life, death, politics and protest — healthcare in South Africa saw what was arguably its most volatile year in more than a decade in 2018. Read more »
December 14, 2018
South Africa: Did Teen Pregnancy Really Increase By 80 Percent in This Province?
This province reported skyrocketing rates of teen pregnancy but behind the figures lies a story about sex, knowledge and data. Read more »
December 11, 2018
South Africa: Out of Commission - Less Than 2000 State Ambulances Nationally May Be On the Road
The national health department says it is against outsourcing emergency services but with a grave shortage of ambulances, it may have no choice. Read more »
December 10, 2018
South Africa: Plant, Pick, Pack - Finding Mpumalanga's Missing Fruit Pickers
In this province, the agricultural and mining sectors draw thousands of workers each year - and then they disappear. Here's why we need to find them. Read more »
December 07, 2018
Africa: Breaking - 'Boys Club' At UNAIDS Allowed for Sexual Harassment and Bullying - Report
The investigation of an independent panel recommends reviewing whether executive director Michel Sidibé should continue in his role. Read more »
December 05, 2018
Africa: Should You Believe the Latest Smoking Figures From This Tobacco-Funded Non-Profit?
Claim: 49% of men and 34.1% of women in South Africa smoke tobacco. Is this true? Africa Check investigates. Read more »
December 04, 2018
South Africa: This Bracelet Could One Day Help Keep You Safe From Rape, Assaults
How do you fix South Africa's sexual and reproductive health wrongs? Help people access their rights. Read more »
November 29, 2018
Africa: Could R100 a Month Be Enough to Keep South Africa's Young Women HIV Free?
In a world hemmed by patriarchy and poverty, cash transfers could be the missing link in SA's HIV prevention programmes. Read more »
November 28, 2018
South Africa: Will Decriminalising Sex Work Increase Trafficking?
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. Read more »
November 27, 2018
South Africa: Durban's Only Needle Exchange Project Expected to Reopen in December
The project's closure six months ago forced some injecting drug users to share needles and risk infections such as HIV and Hepatitis C. Read more »
November 26, 2018
South Africa: Why and How the LGBTI+ Community Is Finding New Words to Start Old Conversations
Qhawekhazi (isiXhosa) noun. Heroine / the woman who is a hero with the courage to love another woman. Read more »