South Africa: Health Minister's Remarks Blame Immigrants for Govt Failures
Is the idea of a 'foreign threat' a convenient boogeyman in an election season where politicians will face tough questions about their own failures? Read more »
Africa: Superbug Superheroes - Three Simple Solutions to Antibiotic Resistance
We are facing possibly the greatest health threat of our time: drug-resistant infections. But here's why there's hope the world can change course. Read more »
Africa: 'If Climate Change Goes On As Is, People Will Need to Be Relocated - We Need a Plan.'
Few governments are ready for what could be the world's biggest move, driven by climate change and conflict. Here's why. Read more »
South Africa: 72 Hours to Care - the Precarious Road to Psychiatric Help
For many people with severe mental illnesses, these special wards can be a lifeline and the first step to care -- if they can get there. Read more »
South Africa: Love & Other Drugs - Men Could Make All the Difference in Keeping Your Baby HIV Free
Men can help to prevent new HIV infections by showing up for their partners. Here's how: Read more »
Africa: Fake News, Real Consequences - What Happens After Headlines About False HIV 'Cures'
A company touted a fake "potential HIV cure". Now, it admits its "trial" wasn't registered & it can't explain the poor treatment Ugandan patients got Read more »
South Africa: These ATMs Have Swopped Bills for Pills. Here's Why.
Meet a South African getting her HIV medication at the press of a button. Read more »
Ghana: Water in Ghana From Pipe to Packet - Is There a Hidden Cost to This Low-Cost Solution?
In a country where pipes can stop short of reaching home, cheap sachets of water sold on the street could be an unlikely solution, but at what cost? Read more »
South Africa: Nurses and Doctors Are Hitting the Books to Save SA's Babies - and It's Working
A week. That's how long most newborns who die will make it in South Africa. But there may be hope yet for the country's tiniest patients. Read more »
South Africa: No Public Office for Embattled Former Gauteng Health MECs Hlongwa & Mahlangu - - ANC
Read the ANC Gauteng executive committee statement on embattled former health MECs Brian Hlongwa and Qedani Mahlangu as well as former Emfuleni mayor. Read more »
Africa: Go Inside a Day in Our Newsroom: The Realities of Donor-Funded Journalism
What's a day in a donor-funded journalism centre like? Mia Malan reveals all in her latest article for the journal of African Journalism Studies. Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Is Your Phone Tainted By the Misery of the 35 000 Children in Congo's Mines?
Our computers and phones keep us connected but a key ingredient in them keeps children as young as six locked in a vicious cycle for about R26 a day. Read more »
South Africa: The High Cost of Being Yourself - Transgender Healthcare and Private Medical Aids
For transgender people, gender-affirming care can be a matter of life and death. But medical aids still see it as a choice rather than a necessity. Read more »
South Africa: Mboweni, Take a Chance and Take Back the Tax - It's Time to Hike Tobacco Taxes
In his speech, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni reprioritised millions for new health workers and hospital upgrades. Here's what he needs to do next. Read more »
South Africa: The National Health Insurance - Who's in, Who's Out and How Much Will It Cost
The NHI was the centre of this weekend's Presidential Health Summit. Now the pressure is mounting for Treasury to figure out how to fund it. Read more »
Africa: Like Fingerprints At a Crime Scene, DNA May Hold the Answer to Cancer's Riddle
The substances that cause cancer leave their fingerprints behind. Now, the world may be closer than ever to unravelling the clues hidden in our DNA. Read more »
South Africa: Mabuza - 'The NHI Must Not Negate Private Health Schemes for Those Who Desire Them'
What Deputy President David Mabuza had to say about primary health care and the NHI in his Presidential Health Summit speech. Read more »
Uganda: Minister Condemns Plans for First LGBTI Centre As 'Criminal Act'
Ugandan campaigners are warned they will break the country's anti-homosexuality law if they open the safe space. Read more »
Africa: The Tobacco Industry Says Vaping Is 95 Percent Safer Than Smoking. the Truth Is Less Clear.
When the vapour dissipates - what do we really know about e-cigarettes? Read more »
South Africa: Thousands Die From These Illnesses Each Day. Will It Ever End?
In a historic first, the UN just held a high-level meeting on TB. There was one on lifestyle diseases too. But did these sittings achieve anything? Read more »
South Africa: #sliceoflife - 'I'm a Human Being. the Police Chased Me Away Like a Dog'
Sex workers in South Africa are often abused by the police. They have little recourse because the law is against them. Read more »
Africa: Mental Illness Will Cost the World U.S.$16 Trillion By 2030
The Life Esidimeni tragedy makes headlines again in a new global report. Read more »
South Africa: What You Need to Know About SA's Historic Liver Transplant From an HIV-Positive Donor
How could a baby get an organ from a person living with HIV and not automatically contract the virus? The experts weigh in. Read more »
South Africa: Why This Legal Drug May Put You At Risk for a Killer Infectious Disease
That tot or two might be putting you at risk for...an infectious disease? Find out what you need to know. Read more »
South Africa: SA Becomes the First Country to Transplant an Organ From a Living HIV-Positive Donor
This HIV-positive mother asked doctors to allow her to save her child. Read how she made history. Read more »