A new study has found that employing lay health workers at clinics can improve the way patients receive treatment.
The bill to provide universal health care in South Africa is not the silver bullet for the challenges in the health sector.
South Africa's proposed new tobacco laws will tighten the grip on how cigarettes and other tobacco products are sold, marketed and regulated in the country.
Family physicians have started to play a key role in the district health system in South Africa.
Manufacturing one of the world's most important vaccines will have several benefits for South Africa.
Retired South African justice Dikgang Moseneke has made a landmark ruling for damages in the Life Esidimeni matter.
The bacterial pathogen that is responsible for listeriosis can survive under even the toughest conditions.
There are many benefits to walking - whether you do it in a group or on your own.
Setting up 24 hour clinics in a busy metropole such as Johannesburg would help those who need health care most.
In rural areas where there are often fewer healthcare professionals available, traditional healers can have a role to play in promoting HIV treatment.
South Africa has made tremendous progress towards meeting the 90-90-90 targets but there are some challenges preventing it from reaching the goals set by UNAIDS.
South Africa has one last hurdle to cross before it implements a sugar tax to prevent a wide-range of obesity related non-communicable diseases.
South African health authorities educate the public about breastfeeding but without supportive legislation and strong communication, it will never be normalised.
South Africa has the highest obesity levels in Africa but blaming sugar neglects the many factors at play in this complex health issue.
Being able to buy processed "food-like" products is often seen as a mark of personal and material success. Little attention is paid to having a healthy diet.
The burden of communicable disease is declining in Africa and life expectancy is increasing. But non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer are wreaking havoc.
In developing countries mental health care generally takes a backseat when it comes to allocating resources.
Poor people with disabilities living in rural South Africa are particularly disadvantaged when it comes to accessing health care.
Each suicide has a social, economic and cultural context. And unless these factors are considered alongside psychiatric care, steadily increasing suicide rates will not be curbed.
Bakery employees develop asthma when they are exposed to high levels of flour dust. Although there are international guidelines these are often not protective and badly implemented.