In Brazil, black COVID-19 patients are dying at higher rates than white patients. Worse housing quality, working conditions and health care help to explain the pandemic's racially disparate toll.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a global problem and solutions must also be found for the most vulnerable populations.
Children’s right to health is paramount: here's what needs to be done to build a child-centred health care system.
Young, poor, single and a mother of two: This is the profile of most women in the US and Northern Ireland who seek financial assistance to help pay for an abortion.
South Africa is violating its own Constitution, and international obligations when it comes to undocumented children.
The tale of an unsung South African hero in the field of community health.
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.