Medical Trends 2017


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R17m skills programme to empower youth

A newly launched R17 million skills programme is expected to enhance the employability of people, especially the youth, from poor backgrounds and those that are referred to as the missing middle...

2 days ago

Budget speech announces further consultations on sugar tax, welcomed by industry

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's announced in his Budget speech on 22 February 2017 that there would be further consultations on the tax on sugar-sweetened beverages...

3 days ago

New FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme to boost women in biosciences

An acceleration programme aimed at supporting women in biosciences was launched by the NEPAD Southern Africa Network for Biosciences on Tuesday, 21 February 2017...

2 days ago

Healthcare moves to mitigate cyber risk

The security risks facing the healthcare sector have never before been so broad or so complex...

3 days ago

Life drops co-payment for Bonitas members

Cost-effective alternatives and sheer member numbers have pressured Life Healthcare into waiving its 30% co-payment for Bonitas Medical Fund members at 14 of its hospitals...

22 Feb 2017

Expert tips for a healthier lifestyle

February is national Healthy Lifestyles Awareness Month, with Healthy Lifestyles Awareness Day being celebrated on 22 February...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 22 Feb 2017

Sugar tax must come with an education programme

The new tax on SSBs can't stand alone in addressing obesity and related lifestyle diseases, and must form part of an integrated education plan...

21 Feb 2017

Man-made famine declared in South Sudan, thousands face starvation

4.9 million people - more than 40 percent of South Sudan's population - are in need of urgent food, agriculture and nutrition assistance...

21 Feb 2017

African partnership launched to fight childhood cancer

A $100m paediatric haematology-oncology treatment network has been created in public-private partnerships between American institutions and the governments of Botswana, Uganda and Malawi...

21 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?

FOODwelove aims to change how offices eat by offering desk jockeys the option to have a healthy and wholesome lunch delivered in a cleverly designed box, straight to their desk...

By Cari Coetzee 20 Feb 2017

Smartphones are revolutionising medicine

Smartphones are revolutionising the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, thanks to add-ons and apps that make their ubiquitous small screens into medical devices, researchers say...

20 Feb 2017

Africa offers $40,8bn pharma opportunity

The growing incidence of Western lifestyle diseases will present the pharmaceutical industry in Africa with a business opportunity of $40,8bn in 2019...

20 Feb 2017

Discovery asks for dismissal of Afrocentric claim

Discovery has asked to have the Competition Tribunal throw out a complaint of collective bargaining against them...

By Michelle Gumede 17 Feb 2017

South Africa isn't budgeting for its care economy. What can be done about it

The South African government pays dedicated care workers less than anyone else in its employ - as little as R500 (US$39) a month...

By Lisa Vetten 17 Feb 2017

Cape Town to host international conference on healthcare quality and patient safety

In 2019 Cape Town will play host to what is regarded as the most prestigious of all conferences dealing with quality improvement and patient safety in health care...

Issued by COHSASA 17 Feb 2017

Organ Donor Foundation of SA receives R28K cheque from Profmed

Profmed has presented The Organ Donor Foundation of South Africa with a cheque for R28,000. This is following the commitment it made to donate R5 for each member who participated in the third annual Profmed Stress Index Survey...

17 Feb 2017

Health & Pharma added to LIA competition for 2017

In response to creatives for the inclusion of a Health & Pharmaceuticals award, London International Awards (LIA) has announced the addition of two new juries to judge entries in the new categories in the 2017 awards...

15 Feb 2017

Limiting lung cancer's spread and growth in the brain

More people die of lung cancer each year than breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined. One particularly lethal form of the disease is lung adenocarcinoma...

By Ziba Kashef 15 Feb 2017

Schemes battle doctor group at tribunal

Sama and the CMS are to square off at the Competition Tribunal in their long-running row over how specialists bill patients...

By Tamar Kahn 14 Feb 2017

Less than 7% of health facilities nationwide offer abortions - Amnesty International

In some provinces, safe, free abortions may only be provided at about 260 public facilities...

By Ina Skosana 14 Feb 2017

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