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TB man's shirt too nice for a grant

South Africa has disability grants but a doctor deemed his tuberculosis patient was not poor enough.


Sometimes your locks run out

Alopecia or hair loss can devastate your self-esteem, unless you hold your head up high.


Man to man, sexual health needs are better met at male-only clinics

A centre employing only men has opened in Khayelitsha to address the needs of males uneasy about being seen at mixed-gender facilities.


Drug shortages send rural patients back to home remedies

The minister insists there is no problem, but too many health centre cupboards are bare.


Meet the Khayelitsha compliers club

Communities are bringing HIV monitoring and dispensing out of the clinics and into their homes.