Despite the life-changing potential of antiretroviral treatment, South Africa has an ART uptake problem among its youth—a huge issue for a country that bears 21% of the world’s HIV burden.   Just 44% of 15-19-year-olds who seek HIV care end up taking ART. …

An ambitious endangered toad was determined to get into Hopkins … or at least the sneaker of a Hopkins scientist.   The western leopard toad hitched a ride from South Africa to Baltimore in Nancy Connell’s shoe, enduring “multiple flights, train rides and shuttles, not to…

Scores of people rely on South Africa’s disability grants to make ends meetbut who should qualify? Health workers don’t always agree, writes Koot Kotze, a community service doctor who evaluates patients for disability grants daily. It leaves him “vexed”:…

South Africa’s treatment and prevention programs for HIV/AIDS are on a promising path, according to the country’s latest HIV household survey, released this week by the Human Sciences Research Council.

Proposed health reforms are moving South Africa toward universal health coverage, but these plans are largely steered toward clinical services. Still, the Public Health Medicine (PHM) specialty remains popular among South African physicians, who tend to pursue the 4-year…

Pollution is the deadliest environmental health hazard on the planet, yet South Africa remains the only sub-Saharan African country with an air-quality monitoring program. Researchers with the Eastern African GEOHealth hub are starting to fill that data gap. The…

“Are you drinking yourself sick?” South Africans were asked. The answer: A resounding yes. On Sunday, April 1, South Africa will become the first country in Africa to implement an excise tax on sugary drinks in an attempt to stem the country’s growing obesity and diabetes…

In many low- and middle-income countries with a heavy HIV burden, data is sorely lacking on underlying STIs that up the risk.

In Africa, the risk of dying from scheduled surgery is more than double the global average, reports a new study in The Lancet—considered a deep dive into a little-studied issue.

In South Africa, violence is an all-too-common part of the lives of the 20% of reproductive-age women who are HIV positive.   Their HIV-positive status can trigger violent reactions from their partner, according to some women who participated in University of the…