Mara Kardas-Nelson is a journalist with the Mail & Guardian's Centre for Health Journalism, where she focuses on access to medicine, health policy, financing, and planning. She has been contributing to the Mail & Guardian since 2009, writing on a wide variety of topics ranging from the environment to development to local culture. In 2010 she shared a Mondi Shanduka Newspaper award with photographer Sam Reinders for their work on acid mine drainage in Gauteng and Mpumalanga. Her work has appeared in publications across Africa, North America, and Europe.
Those who survived Ebola are stigmatised, often ostracised by their communities and denied healthcare.
Sierra Leoneans who survived the disease suffer long-term side effects and are in dire need of support, which in itself is becoming problematic.
Almost a year after the first complaints were filed with the HPCSA about Dr Dube, the Limpopo doctor's medical licence has been stripped.
Despite the stereotypes, there is a pressing need for men to play more of a role in HIV support.
Hundreds of thousands of HIV patients could be affected by Pepfar's shift in funding policy, according to a new report.
Rwanda, too, has succeeded in doing what this country has only been talking about for 18 years..
A recent Cape Town AIDS conference showed a shift in the global mood on HIV.
Fixing healthcare needs a multidisciplinary approach, not just a medical focus.
A new complaint has been filed against Limpopo doctor Allick Dube.
Two young women are proving to the world that the most deadly strain of TB can be beaten.