Token actions by politicians won't change violence against women, writes Indira Govender.
From being diagnosed with HIV to falling pregnant, Patience Tshabalala's life took a turn after volunteering at a former children's Aids hospice.
Will local facial hair campaigners be able to raise more than last year's R7-million for men's health issues?
As a result of an NGO in the Eastern Cape using incentives to encourage people to check their status, HIV testing has tripled in four villages.
Balancing traditional medicine and ARVs can be a challenge, even for a 21st-century healer.
At least in one in every five public health facilities in the country has run out of HIV and/or TB drugs in the last two months, says a report.
Breast cancer expert, Justus Apffelstaedt, explains the complexities around the issue of screening for this disease.
A new complaint has been filed against Limpopo doctor Allick Dube.
Wouter Basson, one of SA's controversial apartheid-era figures, may be banned from practising medicine, but cardiology would suffer, say patients.
Sihle Batiya's luckier than most – but the odds are stacked against kids with Down's syndrome in the Eastern Cape.
Families of Wouter Basson's victims want the contraversial doctor to ask for their forgiveness.
SureTouch does not claim to be a substitute for proper breast cancer screening, but patients are being misled.
There are many advantages to breastfeeding but should mothers be bribed to do it?
Family planning is not a luxury to everyone. Melinda Gates talks about why she has dedicated so much of her time to helping women plan their families.
The HPCSA will rule on Wouter Basson's fate on December 18 after a five-year long inquiry into his actions during apartheid.
Activity during pregnancy isn't just good for mom – it develops their infant's burgeoning brain.
Mentally disabled people in the rural Eastern Cape are considered worthless, even evil. When girls are sexually abused, mothers are no longer shocked.
Undaunted by apartheid and Aids, she has made all the difference to those otherwise abandoned.
South Africa has the means and opportunity to keep its healthcare professionals.
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