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Durban delays re-opening of city’s only needle exchange programme

The project’s closure six months ago forced some injecting drug users to share needles and risk infections such as HIV and Hepatitis C.

Saved: How drug users gained the power to reverse overdoses

Find out how drug users banded together to use a simple injection to save thousands of lives.

After Ebola: What happens when the virus fades and the NGOs — and money — leave?

Ebola wiped out nearly 10% of Liberia’s doctors and nurses. Take a look at life for those it left behind.

‘Cancer treatment in the North West is impossible’

Activists say that at least one patient has been trying to get treatment since 2013.

Durban cuts city’s only needle exchange programme

A tale of two cities: Durban ditches drug users while Tshwane becomes the first city in SA to pioneer and fund new ways to keep them safe.

The testing ground: Could an experimental vaccine save the DRC from Ebola?

The virus’ resurgence, this time in a city of more than one-million people could set the scene for a fast-spreading disaster.

One in three sex workers surveyed report being sexually abused by police

Sex workers tell of being tortured, including being beaten with sjamboks.

Should government health schemes pay for infertility treatment?

"Women are blamed for infertility when, in fact, as we know from research, it is quite often on the man’s side.”

[LONG READ]: Why do parents abandon their babies?

Women who discard their newborns feel unsupported, often by the very professionals meant to counsel them.

North West: The closest working hospital may be more than 200 km away for some now

Provincial health department has been put under administration as ministerial task team is deployed to the province.

[Updated] North West: Military health services move in

Why Supra Mahumapelo may hold his fate and that of his province in his hands.

Giving birth has become less dangerous in South Africa

But will the country be able to half its maternal mortality ratio by 2030 - in time to achieve its sustainable development goal?

Freak waves and HIV in Durban. What’s the link?

Misconceptions about HIV infection and injection drug use could shut down the only project working to curb it.

Death and dignity: How KZN strips cancer patients of their pride

Terminally ill patients in the province have little access to pain relief, or basic care. Here's one man's story.

#LifeEsidimeni: In six weeks we’ll know if Qedani Mahlangu will be prosecuted

After being awarded damages, distraught families want more: the former Gauteng Health MEC must face criminal charges.

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