Faranaaz Parker

Libya’s war kills little children in need of heart surgery

The country's health system is ravaged, but a team of volunteer doctors visit regularly: operating on the desperate and training local medical staff.

Truth about cataracts is plain to see: They can be treated

More developing countries are offering sight-saving surgery in their public health systems, but specialist eye surgeons are in short supply.

Angola’s yellow fever outbreak: vaccines desperately needed

Only six out of ten Angolan children have been vaccinated against yellow fever.

User-friendly TB drugs for children could be on their way

The regimen for children is bitter adult drugs, which are taken over an extended period – and it's worse in cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis.

Quick urine TB test a life-saver, but only in certain cases

There are fears that, because the LAM measure is easily administered, it could be used when conditions call for more detailed analysis.

A jab controls sandfly bite killer fever, but not in South Sudan

Early diagnosis, a simple test, vector curbs and a new medicine is effective in many areas, but South Sudan can't rely on this treatment.

TB drug priced out of reach

A promising new TB drug is now on the market but doctors say it's been priced out of reach.

Riah Phiyega: Failure and dashed hopes

South Africans had high hopes when Riah Phiyega stepped into office as national police commissioner last year. Those hopes, it seems, were misplaced.

Mid-term budget speech 2013: Gordhan cuts the fat

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced sweeping cuts to the pricey perks enjoyed by civil servants.

Teens, feel free to get your freak on

Well, that's what some people seem to think a recent Concourt ruling on consensual teen sex boils down to. Newsflash: it doesn't.

Concourt slaps down ‘unconstitutional’ sections of Sexual Offences Act

In a unanimous judgment, judges have declared sections of the Sexual Offences Act unconstitutional as they infringe on the rights of adolescents.

Poverty report indicates Africa is stagnating

An Afrobarometer survey has found that despite economic growth, there has been virtually no change in poverty levels in Africa over the last decade.

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