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Motsoaledi outlines changes to Medical Schemes Act and NHI

Two of the proposed amendments to the Medical Schemes Act will do away with co-payments, and abolish the practice of using brokers within the medical schemes environment...

2 days ago

Malaria testing device wins top prize for young Ugandan

When no less than three blood tests failed to diagnose his malaria, Brian Gitta decided to come up with a better option...

3 days ago

The real secret to a healthy lifestyle? Purpose

While diet and exercise are very important, health and wellness coach Reinhard Korb believes that the one true answer to a healthy life is purpose...

Issued by Nomadic Digital 2 days ago

A step closer to the NHI

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says the release of two bills - the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill and the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill - is poised to make history.

3 days ago

Why indigenous medicine could play a role in rebuilding health systems

Conflicts do not spare health systems. From Afghanistanto the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the effects that wars and state fragility have on healthcare provision are all too visible...

By Jean-Benoit Falisse and Serena Masino 20 Jun 2018

Importance of conducting 'real-time' patient satisfaction surveys

User-friendly feedback pads and tablets housed in an attractive kiosk with "live real-time" surveys offer a simple way to collect information for finding gaps in customer care and to understand how to improve services...

Issued by Surveway 3 days ago

Brics countries must step up on healthcare

Because they carry the greatest burden of disease, developing countries need to make their voices heard in global health organisations...

3 days ago

Bedaquiline roll-out to drastically change TB treatment

Patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) will now be able to receive life changing treatment as the Department of Health begins its roll-out of Bedaquiline...

19 Jun 2018

Six nabbed for health tender fraud

The Hawks have arrested six officials for alleged fraud and corruption relating to the awarding of tenders at the Northern Cape Department of Health...

19 Jun 2018

#CannesLions2018: Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions winners!

The 65th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity kicked off on 18 June with the Cannes Pharma and Cannes Health & Wellness Lions award ceremonies...

18 Jun 2018

Rethinking health sciences education

A new study addresses the full value chain in health sciences education...

18 Jun 2018

What data can do for healthcare

The recent listeriosis outbreak is a good example of the gaps in data collection in South Africa's healthcare system...

18 Jun 2018

#CannesLions2018: Health & Wellness and Pharma shortlists!

The Cannes Lions Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions shortlists have been released, with SA seeing a single entry make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2018...

17 Jun 2018

SA's health sector needs more funding

KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, has called on parliament to push for more funding for the health sector, as provinces, including his, battle to deliver services with what he calls strained budgets...

15 Jun 2018

Students develop diagnosis app for deaf people

Cost-effective solutions to help deaf people navigate healthcare in developing countries is exactly what Banele Mhlongo and Vuma Mthembu are trying to achieve with the app they are developing...

15 Jun 2018

SA green tea extract voted among best in the world

A highly potent South African green tea extract has been voted among the world's top new products at one of Europe's most prestigious natural health trade shows...

Issued by Leap Communications 14 Jun 2018

Customising knee implants for a better fit

Knee implants are often the remedy for osteoarthritis, but if the device does not fit properly, it can result in tissue damage, the underlying bone collapsing, the implant loosening and an increased likelihood of joint pain after an operation...

14 Jun 2018

Gauteng Health taking lessons from Life Esidimeni

Gauteng Health MEC Dr Gwen Ramokgopa said the department is taking lessons from the Life Esidimeni tragedy, which claimed the lives of over 130 mental health patients...

14 Jun 2018

Climate change will make rice less nutritious, putting millions of the world's poor at risk

Current understanding of plant physiology suggests that major cereal crops - particularly rice and wheat - respond to higher CO2 concentrations by synthesising more carbohydrates (starches and sugars) and less protein, and by reducing the quantity of minerals in their grains...

By Kristie Ebi 13 Jun 2018

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