Adults scarred by polio are fighting stigma and shame to persuade parents in the DRC to vaccinate their children.
A UCT study says counselling is needed to keep tuberculosis sufferers on treatment, without which they risk developing more dangerous forms of TB.
A Western Cape project is looking to make free vaccines available in private clinics, but the Eastern Cape has stopped the practice.
The Treatment Action Campaign believes antiretroviral treatment should be offered to all HIV-positive citizens, not just those with low CD4 counts.
A centre employing only men has opened in Khayelitsha to address the needs of males uneasy about being seen at mixed-gender facilities.
Despite the risks, many South Africans continue to buy black market aphrodisiacs over the internet.
Children who are exposed to gangsterism are at greater risk of becoming perpetrators of violence themselves, according to a study in Mannenberg.
The minister insists there is no problem, but too many health centre cupboards are bare.
Mental health patients in Johannesburg's East Rand are hard hit by the unavailability of medication.
The country has a high suicide rate, psychiatric illnesses are on the rise and stress has become normalised.
Patients are subject to wild mood swings and costly spending sprees,but they can be treated with the right medicine - and a lot of money.
Communities are bringing HIV monitoring and dispensing out of the clinics and into their homes.
A cruel, unrelenting cycle of poverty, drinking and fetal alcohol syndrome robs families of all hope.
Several cases of mycoplasma pneumonia, or "walking" pneumonia, have recently been reported in Johannesburg.
With last year's provincial medical services data now available, Africa Check questions the Free State health's assertions of "significant progress".
A quarter of public clinics ran out of HIV and TB medication last year, a survey has found.
Exposé spurs flurry of activity, but problems remain.
A survey of stock levels of HIV drugs is in stark contrast to health department claims that "there is no shortage".
The situation of detainees in remand is so bad, it exceeds the punishment of incarceration.
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