South Africa: Read Brian Hlongwa's Response to the SIU Report
Allegations of graft during his tenure as Gauteng health MEC aren't new, says ANC Gauteng chief whip. In fact, they're talked about regularly. Read more »
South Africa: Five Things the Gauteng Health Department Spent Your Money On - SIU
Spa treatments, fancy homes and paperwork -- and the list goes on. Read more »
South Africa: Health Workers' Right to Refuse Abortions v Women's Right to Choose
When religion trumps science in medicine, women's bodies and Constitutional rights may be caught in the crossfire. Read more »
South Africa: Limos & Spas - SIU Reveals Details of ANC Chief Whip Hlongwa's Role in R1.2 Billion Graft
When he was the Gauteng Health MEC, Brian Hlongwa brought the department to its knees, the Special Investigations Unit has found. Read more »
South Africa: Health Department Expects to Be Sued Over Proposed NHI Changes
'I can't mention who are the parties I am expecting litigation from but I can assure I know who they are.' Read more »
Africa: Eight Ways to Make HIV Stories Meaningful
HIV is a mirror that reflects how we think about society. It exposes our prejudices. Find out how to tell interesting stories about it. Read more »
South Africa: Your Medical Aid Is Going to Change. Read Aaron Motsoaledi's #NHI Speech
New legislation will abolish co-payments and may look to go after medical aid scheme reserves. Read more »
Lesotho: Not a School in Sight - Autistic Children Travel 500 Km to Learn
A mother's love led her to South Africa to find a school for her son with autism. Read more »
Central African Republic: Widows - 'I Was Kicked Out of Our House By His Parents'
If a man dies in the Central African Republic, his wife is at risk of being evicted from their home by his relatives. Read more »
Mauritania: The Unspeakable Truth About Slavery in Mauritania
Photojournalist, Seif Kousmate, photographed and interviewed current and former slaves in Mauritania and got imprisoned by police in the process. Read more »
Liberia: After Ebola - What Happens Next?
Ebola wiped out nearly 10% of Liberia's doctors and nurses. Take a look at life for those it left behind. Read more »
Nigeria: Old Birth Rites, New Ways
When bringing a new life into the world risks taking another, even old traditions have to adopt new ways. Read more »
South Africa: 'We Are Forced to Move On From Declaring Babies Dead As If Nothing Happens'
Saving lives -- and losing them -- may be all in a day's work for health workers, but if you think it doesn't take it's toll, listen to these doctors. Read more »
South Africa: 'My Hands Are Tied' - Says Health Minister Motsoaledi
"Whenever there is a crisis, I'm called in to solve them, but I don't have the legal mechanism to prevent them," says minister. Read more »
South Africa: 'Health System Is Not Collapsing' - Motsoaledi
National health department deploys 200 officials to country's beleaguered hospitals Read more »
South Africa: Burning Tyres and Dodgy Ambulance Deals? Six Health Scandals You Might Have Missed
It's been a bumper year for trouble for the country's healthcare system and it's only June. Here's everything you might have missed. Read more »
South Africa: How the ACDP Peddled Unproven Facts in Its Bid to Tighten SA's Abortion Laws
The party cannot substantiate claims it made before Parliament in March, finds Africa Check. Read more »
South Africa: 'Cancer Treatment in the North West Is Impossible'
Activists say that at least one patient has been trying to get treatment since 2013. Read more »
South Africa: Award-Winning Pontsho Pilane - Here's Why Beat Reporting Matters
Pontsho Pilane has been named this year's Discovery Health Journalist of the Year. Hear why she thinks specialist reporting isn't dead. Read more »
South Africa: Durban Cuts City's Only Needle Exchange Programme
A tale of two cities: Durban ditches drug users while Tshwane becomes the first city in SA to pioneer and fund new ways to keep them safe. Read more »
Africa: Speak More Than One Language? This Is What It Does to Your Brain.
Speaking more than one language could lead to better tests scores and even being a more empathetic person. Read more »
South Africa: When Elephants Fight - 'Supra Mahumapelo Killed My Sister'
A month after she was wheeled out of a North West hospital on a barrow, Ntombizodwa Matthews met her end. Her family blames politics for her death. Read more »
Mali: Football's Dashed Hopes - the Teenagers Sold a Premier League Lie
They thought they were signing up for a dream but it turned out to be a trafficking nightmare. Read more »
South Africa: Cancer Crisis - Where Are the Radiation Oncologists?
Everyone knows about KZN's cancer crisis but no one is talking about the other provinces that operate on just one radiation oncologist -- or less. Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: The Testing Ground - Could an Experimental Vaccine Save the DRC From Ebola?
The virus' resurgence, this time in a city of more than one-million people could set the scene for a fast-spreading disaster. Read more »
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