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PE doctor develops surgery course

An innovative short-learning course to teach surgery skills to doctors in rural areas has earned a Port Elizabeth surgeon a PhD in Health Professions Education from the University of Bloemfontein...

By Estelle Ellis 2 days ago

FMF questions NHI financing model

The latest iteration of the NHI is no closer to defining what the scheme will cost ...

3 days ago

#BHFConference: Pre-NHI forum to take on medical aid graft

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has partnered with the private healthcare industry to create a forum to help prevent corruption for NHI...

19 Jul 2017

#BHFConference: NHI starts with the children

Findings from its pilot phase will see the implementation of the NHI focus on preventing NCDS, and meeting the health needs of South African children...

18 Jul 2017

Thousands of foreign doctors working in rural SA

South African doctors do not want to work in rural areas, so a NPO is recruiting foreign doctors to work in these parts...

18 Jul 2017

WP Blood app makes donating blood a cinch

The Western Province Blood Transfusion Service (WPBTS) has launched an app called WP Blood to increase participation in blood donation...

17 Jul 2017

US charges 412 people for health fraud

US authorities slapped 412 medical professionals with fraud charges, many for overprescribing opioids...

14 Jul 2017

Training the community to take care of the children

Approximately 62% of the under-five deaths in the DRC in 2013 were caused by malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea, all of which are treatable...

14 Jul 2017

New doctor training tool for chronic diseases

A training resource on advising patients to modify their lifestyle to reduce chronic diseases has been introduced at various medical faculties...

13 Jul 2017

Study: Mutant protein affects TB treatment time

Blocking a single protein, which appears responsible for the ineffectiveness of antibiotics against some tuberculosis-causing bacteria, may help shorten treatment time for the disease...

13 Jul 2017

Dozens of gynaes could walk away this year

Skyrocketing medico-legal claims threaten to cripple South Africa's public and private health sectors as specialists face exorbitant litigation...

By JOAN VAN DYK 12 Jul 2017

Data analytics and the changing face of industries

Never before have industries had the power to use information to enhance their products and services as they do today...

By Jacobus Eksteen 12 Jul 2017

Funding and security are key to global health

This year, 400m people, that is one out of 17, mostly poor people, women and children, around the world remain without access to healthcare...

11 Jul 2017

How wearable tech can improve employee wellness

Technology is transforming employee wellness programmes. Gone are the days that nurses do the physical checkups for many European and US countries...

By Steven Howard 10 Jul 2017

Cancer care comes to Western Kenya

A new cancer treatment centre in Western Kenya can treat up to 60 patients a day, and brings advanced care to a largely underserved region...

10 Jul 2017

Experts say bird flu not a threat to humans

The SA Poultry Association has warned all types of chicken are at risk of contracting bird flu, whether free-range, hardbody or conventionally bred live chickens...

By Kgaugelo Masweneng 7 Jul 2017

Cipla collaborates with American Cancer Society to increase access to cancer treatment in Africa

Cipla has announced a groundbreaking market access agreement with the American Cancer Society, the Clinton Health Access Imitative and the pharmaceutical company, Pfizer...

Issued by Cipla 7 Jul 2017

#Blisters4Bread: Heroes against hunger

The PSFA's 49th #Blisters4Bread Charity Family Fun Walk in association with Lucky Star will take place on 27 August...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 6 Jul 2017

'Fire thousands of nurses who cheated'

A medical law expert has called for the thousands of qualified nurses who cheated in midyear bridging exams to be struck off the roll...

6 Jul 2017

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International

#CannesLions2017: Mandi Fine on awarding work that truly changes people's lives

I chatted to Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE and juror for the Cannes Lions Pharma Lions as part of Lions Health, live in Cannes, France.

By Ann Nurock 19 Jun 2017

#CannesLions2017: Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions winners!

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity kicked off on 17 June with the Cannes Pharma and Cannes Health & Wellness Lions award ceremonies, where Y&R SA did SA proud!

17 Jun 2017

#CannesLions2017: Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions shortlist

The Cannes Lions Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions shortlists have been released, with SA seeing entries from two agencies make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2017!

17 Jun 2017

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