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HPCSA "dysfunctional" according to ministerial task team, professional bodies

Doctors' associations have demanded the HPCSA be held accountable, after a damning ministerial report slated it as being "dysfunction"...

1 day ago

Mandatory medical cover discriminates against foreign students

South African universities are demanding medical cover from SADC students before registering them, even when they belong to a medical scheme in their own countries...

1 day ago

Is big pharma trying to muscle out the natural medicine industry?

If a product has a proven health benefit, it needs to be registered as a medicine. The cost could force small producers out of business...

By Daleen Totten 2 days ago

J&J reports progress on anti-HIV vaccine

Developing a safe and effective global HIV vaccine remains a top health priority globally..

2 days ago

Thesis sharpens focus on a neonatal HIV vaccine

The impact of myeloid-derived suppressor cells on vaccine immunity will lay the foundation for a neonatal HIV vaccine...

22 Jul 2016

LuxAI and the future of social robots

Social robots can be used in education or health, where they support trainers and therapists in their work. The robots can be programmed to practice...

By Jamie Matroos 22 Jul 2016

CoCT takes mobile healthcare to the people

A new fleet of mobile clinics will be rolled out to the remotest regions of the Western Cape in the next few months...

22 Jul 2016

Why medical scheme members are complaining

The medical scheme industry survives on trust, yet members have a lack of trust in schemes hence the number of complaints dealt with by the CMS...

By Nicci Botha 21 Jul 2016

Health market inquiry: what we've learnt?

The Competition Commission market inquiry into South Africa's private healthcare industry is tasked with getting to the bottom of possible anti-competitive practices...

By Nicci Botha 20 Jul 2016

HASA slates WHO report on private hospital costs

A WHO study claiming high private hospital costs in South Africa has been slated by the HASA. Or is the association just trying to defend its turf?

By Nicci Botha 20 Jul 2016

MomConnect available as chatbot on Messenger

At the International Aids Conference 2016, currently being held in Durban, the Praekelt Foundation will launch a new chatbot for Messenger, integrated into the South African Department of Health's MomConnect...

20 Jul 2016

Sugar tax paper set to stir up sticky debate

Now that the Treasury has published for comment its policy paper on the tax of sugar-sweetened beverages, a debate about the sugar tax proposal can begin in earnest...

By Hilary Joffe 19 Jul 2016

Striking a balance in NHI funding

A lot of detail is still missing in current White Paper on South Africa's National Health Insurance (NHI) strategy...

By Nicci Botha 19 Jul 2016

Universal healthcare coverage - what have we learnt so far?

Healthcare coverage doesn't just mean avoiding out-of-pocket payments and getting people back on their feet again, but whether it works...

By Nicci Botha 19 Jul 2016

Opticians marketing to help the practice

It is so often noticed that opticians only buy ads in newspapers or rent billboards. That is not a correct approach. Here are some tips that you may want to consider to help the entire practice...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jul 2016

The Akeso Group launches outpatient programme

A post-discharge programme aimed at reducing incidence of hospital readmissions has been launched...

18 Jul 2016

Healthcare sector faces cyber-pandemic

Ransomware is a prevalent threat for all organisations and the healthcare sector is no exception. In 2016 alone there have been a number of hospitals...

15 Jul 2016

FAO calls for increased vigilance as avian influenza virus H5N1 advances

As the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, H5N1, spreads across countries in West and Central Africa, the region is on high alert...

15 Jul 2016

The importance of healthy eating to corporate wellness

It's not uncommon to find that many of us, who may well be healthy eaters at home, give way to speed and convenience when it comes to the food choices that are made, often under pressure, during working hours...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 15 Jul 2016

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