South Africans are waiting and willing to help but the Medicines Control Council drags its heels.
But ridding the planet of curable and preventable tuberculosis will tax the world’s existing resources.
The notion of violence as a national health priority has yet to take hold, even among health professionals.
Healthy lungs don’t mean you’re off the hook: tuberculosis can take root anywhere in the body.
A World Health Organisation survey has revealed that antibiotic resistance has become a global crisis.
A TB patient finally gets a disability grant and a woman has free access to the world's most expensive drug.
The high cost of treatment makes mental healthcare inaccessible to those using public health services.
A commission of inquiry into the the Free State's healthcare has found that the province's lack of services endanger the lives of vulnerable people.
A task team set up by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has found the HPCSA has failed to function effectively.
The Mma Mokoenas of community health still dispense help despite having been dismissed.
A report notes that TB rates sky-rocketed in the 1990s fuelled by the HIV epidemic, and warns of a similar situation with diabetes-related TB.
Breast milk may well be an elixir for premature babies. But this ‘white gold’ can be hard to find.
The latest health barometer suggests mother-to-child transmissions and maternal mortalities are decreasing among other significant improvements made.
A change in mind-set is required because feeding schemes alone cannot put an end to malnutrition.
From taxi driver to TB-care champion, Zamani Dlamini brings hope to the sick in rural KwaZulu-Natal.
There are almost two and a half times more overweight people than undernourished, with almost 30% of the global population weighing too much.
Diepsloot’s Green Door, a help service for victims of sexual violence, gets a boost, writes Mia Malan.
Men’s quest for the perfect body has reached the ‘bigorexia’ tipping point.
A new book tells the stories of middle- and upper-class SA women, suggesting intimate partner abuse is pervasive across the country.
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