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Healthcare’s crucial tool is trust
Healthcare’s crucial tool is trust
Doctors and nurses have traditionally been among the most trusted people in society. According to the Wellcome Global Monitor, the largest-ever...
Shots, myths & cash: The perilous road to curbing cancer
Shots, myths & cash: The perilous road to curbing cancer
Girls begin queuing at their local school with their friends, waiting for their names to be called. Many are apprehensive. After all, most have not...
What do a herd of goats, a few cattle, and a baby have in common? Find out
What do a herd of goats, a few cattle, and a baby have in common? Find out
It’s 11am at a water point in the parched, windy bush of Kibish, in northwest Kenya’s Turkana county, and a tiny, makeshift city is taking...
This slashed rates of violence by 70% in some areas. Could it work in SA?
This slashed rates of violence by 70% in some areas. Could it work in SA?
Usually, facial trauma doesn’t kill you, but it can cause significant disfigurement. Working as a surgeon in Glasgow in the early 2000s,...
Vaccines in the time of cholera: Inside the new fight against an old foe
Vaccines in the time of cholera: Inside the new fight against an old foe
It’s an unusually cool morning in early January in Lusaka in Zambia.
Is your child vaccinated against measles? Here’s why they might need a booster shot
Is your child vaccinated against measles? Here’s why they might need a booster shot
At least 17 cases of measles cases in Gauteng have sparked a 24-day vaccine campaign in the...
[FROM OUR ARCHIVES] Looking to invest in health? Here's how to make the most of it
[FROM OUR ARCHIVES] Looking to invest in health? Here's how to make the most of it
I met Abdulmajid 10 years ago at a rural Nigerian health centre. His grandmother, who could neither read nor write, had brought Abdulmajid to be...
'There is hope this evil illness will not befall us again'
'There is hope this evil illness will not befall us again'
On a hot, quiet Monday morning in a Nigerian fishing village on the banks of the Otodo River 18-month-old Blessing Asokri developed an unusually high...
[FROM OUR ARCHIVES] Anti-vaxxers alive in South Africa; risking children's lives
[FROM OUR ARCHIVES] Anti-vaxxers alive in South Africa; risking children's lives
Nearly a third of South African children are not vaccinated, placing them at risk of catching serious diseases. This is, in part, because parents are...
Polio cases could be wiped out within 12 months, says World Health Organisation
Polio cases could be wiped out within 12 months, says World Health Organisation
The World Health Organisation is confident polio is in its dying days and could be eradicated within 12 months, despite challenges in...

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