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The quest for the (vaginal) ring

The HIV prevention tablet is now available in South Africa but popping a pill every day to stay HIV-negative may not be for everyone

Did the Health Professions Council trade cash for qualifications?

If allegations prove true, it may mean that corruption at the regulator enabled unqualified people to masquerade as doctors and nurses.

Private healthcare loses more than R22-billion a year to fraud, waste

The Special Investigating Unit says it is actively targeting healthcare fraudsters.

Five ways to save the world, according to Bill & Melinda Gates

The philanthropic duo give their two cents or rather $200-million on how to deal with the world's inequalities.

This bracelet could one day help keep you safe from rape, assaults

How do you fix South Africa’s sexual and reproductive health wrongs? Help people access their rights.

How do you say ‘queer’ in isiZulu?

Qhawekhazi (isiXhosa) noun. Heroine / the woman who is a hero with the courage to love another woman.

One year on: Relive SA’s historic Life Esidimeni arbitration

The deaths of at least 144 mental health patients shook SA to its core and led to a historic arbitration that lasted more than 40 days.

People are still being shackled and tortured for living with this disease

The Life Esidimeni tragedy makes headlines again in a new global report.

Menstruation by any other name: The more than 5000 ways we say ‘period’

Know what The Hunt for Red October is? We’re not talking about the Sean Connery movie, we’re talking about your period.

Are provinces ready to take the wheel of South Africa’s HIV response?

It’s been a steep learning curve for districts that sometimes don’t have the know-how — or the data — to write and track local plans.

‘We are forced to move on from declaring babies dead as if nothing happens’

Saving lives — and losing them — may be all in a day's work for health workers, but if you think it doesn't take its toll, listen to these doctors.

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