Africa: A Grim Anniversary - Hundreds of Clinics Close As Trump's Gag Rule Turns One
Governments and even anonymous do-gooders are stepping into fill the funding gap left by the US decision, but their pockets will never be deep enough. Read more »
South Africa: Why Are State Lawyers Fighting to Keep Millions Away From #lifeesidimeni Families?
'Families should be compensated for trauma, but not for what the deceased went through', says state advocate. Read more »
Africa: 'Cancer I Could Deal With. Losing My Breast I Could Not.'
For those with breast cancer, a mastectomy may seem like the best option. But Joanna Moorhead is glad she chose less extensive surgery. The taxi arrived at dawn but it could have… Read more »
South Africa: Healthworker Protests Rock Limpopo As State Debt Mounts
The Limpopo health department only recently emerged from four years under the administration by the national government. Could history be repeating? Read more »
Africa: Scientists Confirm What Women Always Knew - Men Really Are the Weaker Sex
In times of famine, epidemic and hardship over the past 250 years, women have consistently outlived men, find researchers Read more »
Nigeria: Is Nigeria Really Home to Almost One in Four of the World's Malaria Cases?
International insecticide brand Mortein claims that Nigeria contributes 23% of the world's malaria cases. Does the figure hit the mark? Read more »
Africa: Can You Think Yourself Into a Different Person?
We used to believe our brains couldn't be changed. Now we believe they can - if we want it enough. But is that true? Read more »
South Africa: Waiting for Your Doctor to Lay Out Your Birth Control Options? Get Comfortable.
Why taking back the power starts with you and your vagina Read more »
South Africa: #lifeesidimeni - Mahlangu Told Makhura About the Deadly NGOs, Records Show
The tragedy has revealed the Gauteng government's inner workers, leading one doctor to say, 'If this is how things are run ... God help us all' Read more »
South Africa: No Money for #lifeesidimeni, but Millions for Consultants
Qedani Mahlangu's department paid almost R60-million to the law firm that would later represent her in the run-up to arbitration. Read more »
South Africa: #lifeesidimeni - Five of the Most Unbelievable Things Qedani Mahlangu Said
Did the former MEC move from playing the blame game to playing the victim? Read more »
South Africa: Follow These Medical Sleuths As They Chase a Killer in Race Against Time
As deaths mount, take an inside look at the detectives working around the clock to solve the country's medical mystery. Read more »
South Africa: Top Official Denies Blame for 143 Deaths of Mental Health Patients - #LifeEsidimeni
The former health MEC claims her subordinates withheld information from her. But she's being accused of misleading the legislature. Read more »
South Africa: #lifeesidimeni - Did Mahlangu Keep David Makhura in the Dark?
Mahlangu didn't know many of the details of the doomed mental health project but says she deserves the credit for instituting the ombud investigation. Read more »
South Africa: Did South Africa Waste R127-Million On a Condom No One Wanted?
Activists warn new data shows government may have invested millions into the wrong female condom and may be on the verge of doing it again. Read more »
South Africa: #LifeEsidimeni - What Qedani Mahlangu's Testimony May Mean for David Makhura
Accusations fly as the embattled former health MEC finally testifies at the ongoing arbitration hearings. Read more »
South Africa: #LifeEsidimeni - Did Qedani Mahlangu Send Patients to Their Death for Political Gain?
The former Gauteng Health MEC is expected to take the stand on Monday when she will finally face irate families who are tired of waiting for answers. Read more »
South Africa: Forced Abortions - a New Frontier in the War On Women's Bodies?
Partners and families allegedly drugged women and in some cases even physically restrained them as doctors performed the procedure. Read more »
South Africa: Lunch in the Time of Listeria - How to Protect Your Family and Pack a Safer Skaftin
Worried your child could be at risk of contracting the bug as they head back to school? You might have less to fear than you think. Read more »
Africa: Women Forced Into Sex to Pay Hospital Bills, Study Says
Patients too poor to settle medical debts are chained to drain pipes, starved and abused in health centres across parts Africa. Read more »
Egypt: Myths and Methadone - Will Egypt's Laws Bend to the Rising Tide of Drug Abuse?
The real revolution is yet to come when it relates to the country's opioid epidemic. Read more »
South Africa: Why Women Rejected Birth Control Implant
This implant offers all the protection from unwanted pregnancies with almost none of the clinic visits. So why did many say, 'thanks, but no thanks'? Read more »
December 20, 2017
South Africa: ANC Looks to Axe Medical Aid Tax Credits, Expand National Health Insurance
The ruling party says it's time to get serious about funding and rolling out SA's universal health plan. Read more »
December 19, 2017
South Africa: Ace Magashule's Wild Free State - Activists Faced Intimidation, Whistle-Blowers Fled
Death threats and intimidation drove one man to leave the country after exposing crumbling conditions within the province's health system. Read more »
December 17, 2017
South Africa: Could Free Education Cost SA the National Health Insurance?
Saturday's surprise announcement could be the latest blow to the country's bid for better healthcare. Read more »
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