Faranaaz Parker is a reporter for the Mail & Guardian. She writes on everything from pop science to public health, and believes South Africa needs carbon taxes and more raging feminists. When she isn't instagramming pictures of her toddler or obsessively checking her Twitter, she plays third-person shooters on Xbox Live.
More developing countries are offering sight-saving surgery in their public health systems, but specialist eye surgeons are in short supply.
Only six out of ten Angolan children have been vaccinated against yellow fever.
The regimen for children is bitter adult drugs, which are taken over an extended period – and it's worse in cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis.
There are fears that, because the LAM measure is easily administered, it could be used when conditions call for more detailed analysis.
Early diagnosis, a simple test, vector curbs and a new medicine is effective in many areas, but South Sudan can't rely on this treatment.
A promising new TB drug is now on the market but doctors say it's been priced out of reach.
The Protection of Personal Information Bill has been signed into law. But what does it mean for you?
South Africans had high hopes when Riah Phiyega stepped into office as national police commissioner last year. Those hopes, it seems, were misplaced.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced sweeping cuts to the pricey perks enjoyed by civil servants.
Well, that's what some people seem to think a recent Concourt ruling on consensual teen sex boils down to. Newsflash: it doesn't.