South Africa: How One Project Is Finally Helping Reduce the Risk of Suicide Among Teens
When kids at risk of suicide can talk to trained friends & family, they're seven times less likely to die, says one of the world's largest studies. Read more »
South Africa: Hospitals Close in Mpumalanga As Doctors and Nurses Fear for Their Safety
Health workers in Mpumalanga fear for their lives because of crime and unsafe buildings Read more »
Africa: After Echo - 'Why the Study Results Scare Me'
We've proven Depo Provera doesn't make it easier to contract HIV. But African women are still left with too few contraceptive choices. Read more »
Africa: What Women Should Know After HIV Risk Study Results Revealed
We now know the answer after more than 25 years of guessing, but will women believe it? Read more »
South Africa: How Do We Reduce New HIV Infections By 60 Percent in a Mere Three and a Half Years?
Today, SA boasts the world's largest HIV treatment programme, but 3.2-million people who need ARVs still aren't on them. Here's how to fix that. Read more »
South Africa: Blessers, Blessees & HIV - SA's Risky Relations and What to Do About Them
Bhekisisa's latest policy dialogue takes a deep dive into one of the biggest challenges facing SA's HIV response at the 9th Aids conference. Read more »
South Africa: How This KZN Town Used Arvs to Cut New HIV Infections By 83 Percent
Small town, big goals: Eshowe has become one of the first SA communities to put enough people on HIV treatment to reduce new infections in the area. Read more »
South Africa: Promises, Promises - Has Funding Finally Run Dry for SA's Rape Crisis Centres?
Ramaphosa vowed to pump more money into centres but provinces may be pulling the plug on the president's big commitment to women. Read more »
Malawi: One Stop to Justice - Inside This Country's Answer to the Thuthuzela Care Centres
Chikwanekwanes are trying to make it easier for rape survivors to get care, counselling and legal help under one roof but it's easier said than done. Read more »
Zimbabwe: Amnesty International Zimbabwe Closes Amid Allegations of Fraud
Police are investigating suspected misconduct involving millions of dollars of funds from donors. Read more »
South Africa: Ageing and the Secrets of Our Genes
A rare condition has caused this man's body to age at super speed. Why? Read more »
South Africa: Why Zweli Mkhize May Be a New Dawn for Health in SA - - or Not?
Will Ramaphosa's new health minister wield enough power to bring recalcitrant MECs to heel? Read more »
South Africa: How Did an Otherwise Healthy Man With a Broken Leg End Up Dead in a Hospital Ceiling?
The bizarre case from Durban is at least the second such case nationally in the last three years. Read more »
South Africa: Should Health Experts Be On Twitter? Here's Why It Can Be Your Own Printing Press
Public health officials and journalists are like two peas in a pot -- they need each other. Read more »
South Africa: Pregnant? Not On Medical Aid? You Might Be Footing the Bill to Bring Home Baby
Women may be paying the price for decades' old concessions to the medical aid industry. Read more »
South Africa: This Country Has Upheld Its Ban On Gay Sex. Here's Why It Could Be Deadly.
"The failure to decriminalise consensual same-sex relations will undermine Kenya's aim of reaching universal health coverage," UNAids says. Read more »
South Africa: Whatever Happened to the Doctors & Nurses Involved in the #lifeesidimeni Tragedy
These health workers presided over one of the deadliest tragedies since the dawn of democracy. Find out why they can still practice. Read more »
South Africa: Why Discovery Health Didn't Pay Up
Would you join a medical aid if you were perfectly healthy? Most won't. That's why we need waiting periods, says Discovery CEO Jonathan Broomberg. Read more »
South Africa: Are the Medical Aids Really Fleecing You?
There's good news and bad news when it comes to PMBs. Read more »
South Africa: Why Medical Aids Are Putting the Price of a Safe Delivery On Some Women's Pockets
When medical schemes and the law count conceiving as a pre-existing condition, pregnant women lose. Read more »
South Africa: How to Get South Africans to Buy Into the Next Big Thing in Medicine
These ATMs can decrease the number of patients in clinics but health workers are not helping to achieve that goal. Read more »
South Africa: What You're Doctor Is Thinking When They Say, 'I'm Afraid I Have Some Bad News'
Doctors have turned to scientific studies for guidance on talking with patients, but the results have largely left them guessing. Read more »
South Africa: Shots, Myths & Cash - the Perilous Road to Curbing Cancer
Before 2011, this country couldn't screen for cervical cancer let alone prevent it. Since then everything's changed. Read more »
South Africa: Vote Like a Mother - Five Things Moms Should Ask Politicians This Election
Women - many of them mothers - constitute more than half of the population. What should moms think of before casting their vote? Read more »
South Africa: Smoke, Spies and Lies - Should You Throw Away Your e-Cigarette?
The woman picks up her black leather briefcase, and with her head high, marches out of the conference room of the postgraduate club house at the University of the Witwatersrand in… Read more »