The favelas are served by teams of community workers, who are the doctors' eyes and ears.
There is no need for South Africans to panic following the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has said.
Three out of four SA men with hypertension don't know they have this condition, which is responsible for the deaths of 230 South Africans daily.
Due to the high costs of litigation medical negligence claims could bankrupt a future NHI, say experts.
The nation's healthcare system reflects the actions of the ministers responsible for it over the years.
A department spends millions on buying goods, but fails to distribute it and then pays extra to dump it after realising it's past its sell-by date.
The Higher Education and Training HIV Programme has backed plans to introduce colourful and flavoured condoms to tertiary institutions.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has launched an HPV vaccine programme for grade four girls in all government schools.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has introduced a new contraceptive implant, which is active for three years, and is available at clinics from June.
The Rural Health Advocacy Project says the budget was "disappointing" as it does not make provision for improvements in healthcare service delivery.
His reasoning has come in for much criticism, but the minister has no wish to continue the debate.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi describes Dr Chris Archer's criticism of the national health insurance as ignorant at best.
Minister, please sit down with the private health sector before the NHI has us paying more but getting less, writes Dr Chris Archer.
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An association of large drug companies said they had rejected an American plan to manipulate South Africa because it had been clearly inappropriate.
Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi is livid about a pharmaceutical company campaign he says will restrict access to crucial drugs.
A selection of moments caught on camera from the ANC fundraising dinner and manifesto launch rally in Nelspruit over the weekend.
While 20-million people have been tested for HIV in South Africa, there are still shortages of medicines and mismanagement in the health sector.
The Eastern Cape health department claims hospital staff misled a government inspection team to create a bad impression.