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NPO raises over R6m for lactation unit, breast milk bank at Soweto hospital

Surgeons For Little Lives has launched its second big project - to build a lactation unit and breast milk bank at Soweto's Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital...

18 hours ago

Ascendis to beef up operating efficiencies

Healthcare products conglomerate Ascendis is still on the acquisition trail, but an investment presentation last week stressed a focus on markedly improving profit margins...

By Marc Hasenfuss 1 day ago

Philanthropists join forces to fund Africa's cash-strapped health sector

Billionaires Bill Gates, Aliko Dangote come together to fund healthcare projects...

By Pavithra Rao 1 day ago

UHC is achievable, but it takes political will

Universal health coverage (UHC) can be achieved, but it is a political choice that takes vision, courage, and long-term thinking...

1 day ago

New 15,000m2 Mediclinic hospital for Stellenbosch

Atterbury is developing the new R350m, 15,000m2 Mediclinic hospital in Stellenbosch...

2 days ago

Why the path to longer and healthier lives for all Africans is within reach

There is huge diversity within and across the 49 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The challenges these countries face in achieving health outcomes that are at par with low and middle income countries in other regions of the world are numerous and diverse...

By Alex Ezeh, Nelson Sewankambo and Peter Piot 2 days ago

Positive news for MS sufferers with hopes of becoming parents

Multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers should not be discouraged from having families, as the view on the prospect of women with MS, carrying pregnancies to term, is shifting...

Issued by Cipla 2 days ago

More than half of health-conscious people suffer from digestive health problems

More than half (54%) of health-conscious South Africans experience digestive health problems, according to the 2017 Cipla Digestive Health Survey conducted among 400 health-conscious individuals...

Issued by Cipla 15 Sep 2017

GBD study: SA's development vs health progress gap

South Africa is one of five countries where actual health burden rates far exceed what one would expect....

15 Sep 2017

DrConnect remedies online health questions

About one in 20 of the more than a billion people doing internet searches on health and wellness are looking for answers on health-related concerns...

14 Sep 2017

What is the real cost of NHI?

The true cost of the NHI, and how government will fund it, are two details on which South Africans have no clarity...

By Martin van Staden 14 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: How tech is transforming healthcare

Discovery Health has built its very successful Vitality programme, which is a blueprint for other rewards schemes, not only in healthcare, but other sectors too...

By Nicci Botha 13 Sep 2017

Doctor retention and sustainable healthcare

Thanks to solid population risk management tools, the potential to attract and restain medical talent and services in-country has never been better...

12 Sep 2017

Making sense out of health data

With the misappropriation of funds, unaffordable medical aid rates and the generally abhorrent state of government hospitals (with some exceptions)...

12 Sep 2017

KZN gets ultimatum to fix health crisis

The KZN Department of Health has been ordered to sort out the ongoing healthcare crisis in the province...

By Nicci Botha 11 Sep 2017

'Cyberchondria' costs the UK health service £56m a year

Health anxiety, also known as hypochondria, cost the British healthcare system around £56m a year, researchers said, blaming the internet for a rise in "cyberchondria"...

11 Sep 2017

Study: Tech spend on healthcare delivery to top $800m in five years

Annual spending on CAD systems will reach $800m globally by 2022, as AI (artificial intelligence) start-ups exert greater impact on healthcare delivery...

8 Sep 2017

Measles outbreak in KZN

The NICD has declared an outbreak of measles in KwaZulu-Natal, after an increase in laboratory-confirmed cases was observed in Ethekwini and Umgungundlovu since July 2017...

8 Sep 2017

Breast reconstruction and radiation therapy - is it really safe?

It has been shown that adjuvant radiotherapy after mastectomy significantly reduces local recurrence rates and improves overall survival in node-positive breast cancer patients...

By Frank Graewe 7 Sep 2017

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Global genetic study involving different populations sheds light on glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye's optic nerve and results in vision loss and irreversible blindness in some people. The diseases usually occur on their own but when they are caused by other conditions they are known as secondary glaucoma.

By Susan Williams, Michèle Ramsay 4 Sep 2017

Study: Few nations see beyond hunger in fighting malnutrition

Food alone cannot solve the world's malnutrition crises but only three countries are looking beyond hunger to the other major driver, according to a global study released on Thursday.

By Matthew Ponsford 28 Aug 2017

Nine healthcare marketing mistakes to avoid

For your practice to grow, you need to adapt to latest healthcare marketing strategies. As a doctor, it might not be your cup of tea, but you need to remember that for sustaining and nurturing your business, you need to be known by more people who will convert into customers. For this, you need to learn about the “necessary evil,” i.e. healthcare marketing. To get the desired results out of your marketing efforts, you need to avoid some healthcare marketing mistakes, as stated below.

By Pranjali Singh 10 Aug 2017

Global Awards adds Pharma (Rx), Health & Wellness executive juries

Global Awards has added Pharma (Rx) and Health & Wellness executive juries to its award line-up. They will include award-winning chief creative officers and executive creative directors from prominent healthcare advertising agencies around the globe to judge submissions from each designation.

7 Aug 2017

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