The high cost of cancer drugs in South Africa has come under the spotlight with an investigation by the Competition Commission in the country.
Across the world many countries issue pregnancy grants to support mothers-to-be. South Africa has a progressive social security grant system, but it does not support this vulnerable group.
The government has put a lot of effort into making health care in South Africa more accessible, but the quality of the service still lags behind.
Community health workers are finally being formally integrated into the health system – but they need support to make an impact.