South Africa: Pills and Prisoners - Why Do Governments Trust Big Pharma More Than Their Citizens?
Italy has come up with a plan to slash the cost of medicines by May. But for the strategy to work, they need everyone to get on board. Read more »
South Africa: This Is What It's Like Waking Up During Surgery
General anaesthetic is supposed to make surgery painless. Now there's evidence that one person in 20 may be awake when doctors think they're under. Read more »
South Africa: Seven Things That Will Make You Think Twice About the Cost of Medicine
Life-saving medicines are out of reach for many patients but a World Health Organisation meeting held in Johannesburg this week could change that. Read more »
Gambia: Why This Former Dictator's Ousting Was Good for Democracy, but Bad for Women's Bodies
Having banned female genital cutting, his ousting was good for governance, but but not for women. Read more »
South Africa: 'The Family Needs to See Sino's Bones, So We Can Be Released From This Pain'
When this toddler died at Leratong Hospital, his body disappeared. Here's what happened when his parents went back there more than a decade later. Read more »
South Africa: Did the Health Professions Council Trade Cash for Qualifications?
If allegations prove true, it may mean that corruption at the regulator enabled unqualified people to masquerade as doctors and nurses. Read more »
Africa: Making the Sale - Re-Branding the HIV Prevention Pill for Women
Since the country's national rollout, less than a quarter of people who've started taking PrEP are young women -- despite high HIV rates among them. Read more »
South Africa: This Kills More South Africans Than Any Other Disease. There's a New Way to Stop It
One in four people carry this potentially deadly bug? Now a new shorter treatment can prevent it from making you sick. Read more »
Kenya: This Weed Could Pay Off Handsomely For an Energy-Strapped South Africa
This invasive weed clogs our dam and rivers but in Kenya, it's become the next big thing in renewable energy. Read more »
Africa: The Clock Is Ticking for Dr-TB Patients. How Long Will They Wait for a Kinder Cure?
For years, catching this drug-resistant bacteria meant painful treatment that risked your hearing and mental health. Now, that could be changing. Read more »
Africa: Healthy Patients Are Being Given Antibiotics. Here's Why It's a Deadly Trend.
New research may finally tell us why SA is always among the first to sound the alarm over drug-resistant strains. Read more »
South Africa: Dead On Bosasa's Watch - Search for SA Toddler Illegally Held At Lindela Continues
Two decades after their son died while illegally detained at a deportation centre outside Johannesburg, this family still hasn't found his grave. Read more »
Africa: This Is What It's Like to Give Birth in the World's Most Dangerous Country for Moms
When a river and several hours of dirt roads stand between you & the nearest hospital, giving birth can be deadly. One nurse is hoping to change that. Read more »
South Africa: 'I Thought I'd Breastfeed My Baby for a Year. That Dream Was Short-Lived'
We tell moms to exclusively breastfeed. But we don't tell them about all the things that get in the way of that, including depression. Read more »
South Africa: When Climate & Health Collide
The health department is bracing itself for a perfect storm when climate change and our over-stretched health system collide. Read more »
Africa: Are Foreigners Really Entitled to Free Healthcare in South Africa?
Recent national and Gauteng memos demanding all foreign patients pay in full for services likely fell foul of the law. Read more »
South Africa: Could This Drug One Day Come Out of the Club and Onto Your Therapist's Couch?
Ecstasy users are more empathetic than those who take other drugs - even when not on it. Read more »
Southern Africa: The Missing Drug Users - We Can't Treat What We Don't Count
No one really knows how many people inject drugs in east and southern Africa and that's a bigger problem than you think. Read more »
South Africa: Private Healthcare Loses More Than R22-Billion a Year to Fraud, Waste
The Special Investigating Unit says it is actively targeting healthcare fraudsters. Read more »
South Africa: This Popular Birth Control Shot Is Out of Stock for the Second Year Running. Read Why
Women who have been forced to go without their usual birth control shot are now facing the consequences of months-long shortages. Read more »
Nigeria: Life Under Nigeria's Gay Ban
It’s been five years since the country prohibited same-sex marriage and LGBTI gatherings, and the climate of fear left in its wake could be deadly. Read more »
South Africa: Safer Sex On Demand - - for Men
Men who have sex with men can now safely use the HIV prevention pill before and after sex, instead of every day. Read more »
South Africa: HIV Is My Unwanted Pregnancy
If you are a man who has sex with men, the HIV prevention pill just keeps getting better. Find out how. Read more »
South Africa: Tight Health Budgets Are Here to Stay. Here's What We Can Do About It
It's official. Austerity budgets may be here to stay. Here's how South Africa should be working with what it's got to provide healthcare. Read more »
South Sudan: #budget2019 - Will It Lead to More Doctors Being Sued for Negligence?
Legal claims against the department now amount to more than half of some provincial health budgets. Less money now will only mean more claims later. Read more »