South Africa: The Gospel of Shame - How Christian Groups Thwart the Right to Abortion
Are faith-based NGOs breaking the law when they refuse to give women information on where to terminate their pregnancies? Read more »
South Africa: Show Us the Data - Bhekisisa Responds to the Tobacco Lobby
Dear Tisa, you have a point but we've got a reason to be wary. Read more »
Africa: Menstruation By Any Other Name - the More Than 5000 Ways We Say 'Period'
Know what The Hunt for Red October is? We're not talking about the Sean Connery movie, we're talking about your period. Read more »
Africa: Scourge of Acid Attacks Which 'Burn Your Skin Off'
In the wake of acid attacks, victims -- often women -- can feel hopeless. Now, women around the world fighting back. Read more »
South Africa: 'I Thought Drug Users Just Made Bad Choices. Then This Happened'
Until two years ago, it was Sibonelo Gumede's job to help developers get rid of people who used drugs in neighbourhoods. Then his life changed. Read more »
South Africa: Dying of the Light - Hospices Close Doors Nationwide After Funding Cuts
Hospice isn't just a place to die but funding cuts - and that perception - could be killing our chances of a kinder death as refuges close Read more »
South Africa: Did Big Tobacco Buy Twitter?
There's more to the data -- and social media -- backing the latest tobacco-funded ad campaign. Read more »
Africa: #freetobleed - 'A Pool of Blood Gushed Down My Thighs. My White Socks Were Red.'
Shame doesn't start when menstruation begins. It is built in slow steps. Read more »
South Africa: Almost Half of Limpopo's Ambulances Are Standing Idle
About three out of four specialist health worker posts are vacant in the embattled province. Read more »
Africa: When It Comes to Vaccines, There Really Is Safety in Numbers. Here's Why
Turns out it takes a village to raise a child but also to protect them. Read more »
Africa: A Short History of a Messy 'Problem', or How the World Taught You to Fear Your Period
In her new book, Anna Dahlqvist dissects menstruation shame and its consequences. Read more »
South Africa: No Evidence of 'Fake Food', Motsoaledi Says
But inspectors uncover counterfeit bottled water and spices. Read more »
Africa: What If We Thought of Violence As an Infectious Disease?
In many ways, violence is like cholera, passing from person to person and treating it in similar ways is working to reduce it. Read more »
Nigeria: Could You Swap Your Therapist's Couch for Virtual Sessions?
A dearth of mental health professionals is leading some people to get creative about counselling. Read more »
South Africa: What Does the Law Say About #safeabortion? Find Out - - in All 11 Official Languages.
We teamed up with readers and translators to create some of the first graphics ever on abortion in all South Africa's official languages. Read more »
South Africa: Read South Africa's National HIV and TB Plan 2017-2022
The strategy aims to, for instance, slash new HIV infections by more than 60%. Read more »
Africa: The Art of Dying Means Being Clear About Our Final Wishes
When one man was on his deathbed, his family knew how he wanted to die and could respect that. Read more »
South Africa: Health Ombud - 'Media, You Got It Wrong. Don't Come Here and Be Defensive.'
Makgoba says a statistical error led doctor to greatly overestimate patient deaths. Read more »
Africa: Why Don't We Talk More About How We Want to Die?
Letting doctors know what type of end-of-life care you're comfortable with results in a more dignified death and lower hospital costs. Read more »
South Africa: Read the Health Ombud's Full Report Into Alleged Abuse At Tower Psychiatric Hospital
The Eastern Cape's Tower Hospital was billed as the country's next "Life Esidimeni". Read more »
South Africa: Ombud Unveils New Report On Alleged Human Rights Abuses Among Mental Health Patients
Health ombud Malegapuru Makgoba reveals the results of a new investigation into alleged patient rights violations at Tower Psychiatric Hospital. Read more »
South Africa: Why 12 Hours Could Make All the Difference When It Comes to Rape Among Children
Life Orientation 2.0? Why it may be time to for a new take on an old subject. Read more »
South Africa: #lifeesidimeni - 'This Tragedy Isn't Anything Like Marikana - - It Was Worse'
In Life Esidimeni, we can see the ghosts of our past. Read why. Read more »
South Africa: #lifeesidimeni and the Ghosts of Our Past - 'It's Time to Decolonise Our Ethics'
When we got our independence, we did not ask ourselves what kind of ethics this new country needed. SA's health ombud reflects on his first big case. Read more »
Africa: Almost Half of Injecting Drug Users Could Be Living With Hepatitis C
Newer lifesaving drugs for South Africa's "silent" killer aren't available in the country yet. Read more »
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