The shortage of pathologists in the country has left several distraught families stranded.
Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday officially declared the end of an outbreak of Ebola, bringing the curtain down on a 10-week re-emergence of the disease which claimed 33 lives.
Sanac says It has also shown that men, contribute to the high number of HIV infections in young girls and women through the sugar daddy and blesser phenomena.
The Health Department recently announced that it would replace current injectable drugs with the new drug Bedaquiline which is more effective and has fewer side effects.
Women's rights activists, mainly from South Africa have demonstrated during the opening of the 22nd International Aids Conference in Amsterdam in the Netherlands accusing UNAids director Michel Sidibe of disrespecting human rights.
Concerns over an HIV resurgence caused by strict drug laws fuelling an epidemic blamed on needle sharing dominated a world AIDS assembly that opened in Amsterdam Monday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday described a vaccine safety scandal as "vile" and "shocking" as police opened a criminal investigation into the firm responsible and its management.
From a distance, the Gile National Reserve in northern Mozambique is a vast, dense ocean of green that reaches as far as the horizon.
Community activists have described efforts to fight TB globally as shameful. Governments, donors and civil society have all been criticised for not doing enough to prevent and fight tuberculosis.
Researchers at the University of Limpopo are at an advanced stage of producing marula wine as an alternative to grape wine.
Chinese censors on Sunday deleted articles and postings about the vaccine industry as an online outcry over the country's latest vaccine scandal intensified.
Various stakeholders in the management of Western Cape's water crisis will meet again next month to assess current water restrictions.
Over 1000 elderly people received free medical health care services in Mbombela, Mpumalanga on Saturday.
The Parker Solar Probe, a robotic spacecraft the size of a small car, is slated to launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida to fly into the Sun’s corona.
An environmentalist from Port St Johns has urged the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism to utilise the earning potential of the ocean economy over the sardine sun period.
South African HIV/AIDS activists have started arriving in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, ahead of the 22nd International AIDS Conference.
The percentage of young girls between 14 and 24 years has increased from 2012 to 2017. This is according to a study by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). The study shows that in 2012, 8.2% of girls between the ages of 14 and 24 reported having multiple partners, the number grew to 9% in […]
WhatsApp announced curbs on its service in India on Friday in an effort to stop a spate of horrific lynchings and to assuage government threats of legal action in its biggest market.
A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held during the country’s notoriously sweltering summer. While the Games have been held in places that are hotter or more humid than Tokyo, including Athens and Beijing, Japan’s sweaty summers offer both […]
Researchers at the University of Cape Town have developed a landmark new rapid test which diagnoses various forms of Tuberculosis (TB) within hours.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the European Union and said the bloc was taking advantage of the United States, pointing to the record $5 billion fine European antitrust regulators imposed on Google.
Facebook on Wednesday built on its campaign to prevent the platform from being used to spread dangerous misinformation, saying it will remove bogus posts likely to spark violence.
Men with same-sex sexual partners are 28 times more likely to contract HIV than their heterosexual counterparts despite a radical reduction in new infections among gay men in Western countries.
In South Africa, it is common for communities living in impoverished settlements not to have direct access to electricity and water. The same applies to Roodplaat Plot 175 - on the other side of Pretoria in Gauteng. The Butterfly Foundation has since intervened in the area by installing solar lights
Capetonians and visitors to the Mother City have been advised to avoid Clifton's First Beach because of a sewage spill in the Atlantic ocean.
A Brazilian celebrity butt-enhancement surgeon called Dr. Bumbum has gone on the run following the death of a patient just hours after undergoing cosmetic surgery at his home in Rio de Janeiro.
An urgent intervention is needed to save Mpumalanga's ailing health sector. Debt from previous financial years has accrued to one billion rand.
Preventing new HIV infections remains a big challenge in South Africa. However the country is doing well in providing HIV positive people with antiretroviral treament.
Groote Schuur hospital in Cape Town has almost doubled the number of elective operations performed as part of Mandela Month.
Latest research shows that last year new HIV infections dropped to 230 000, however there is still a high HIV prevalence among young females compared to their male peers.