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Africa's first neuromicroscope system goes live

A highly advanced robotic visualisation system used to guide the most intricate neurosurgeries is now operational at Netcare Garden City Hospital in Mayfair West, Johannesburg...

1 day ago

Quality improvement in the health sector is everybody's business

The story of the under-resourcing in Africa's public health sector is well documented, yet implementing and adhering to quality management systems can significantly to improve health outcomes...

1 day ago

Local scientist makes it onto Fortune's World's Greatest Leaders list

The founder and director of Africa's first integrated drug discovery centre, Professor Kelly Chibale, has been named as one of Fortune magazine's World's Greatest Leaders for 2018...

By Kim Cloete 2 days ago

SMS emergency service for hearing impaired launched

Vodacom's hearing and speech impaired customers now have a dedicated SMS emergency service at their disposal...

2 days ago

Private investigators, Hawks called in to probe North West graft

The North West province government has hired private investigators to look into allegations that its health department awarded R180 million in illegal tenders to the Gupta-linked company, Mediosa...

By Joan van Dyk 3 days ago

Why Kenya isn't winning the war against malaria in some counties

In the past 15 years the Kenyan government has made great strides in preventing and controlling malaria...

By Eunice Anyango Owino 3 days ago

Unhealthy relationship between employee wellness expectations and reality

While many employers recognise the role they have to play in influencing good employee health, most are not employing strategies that best enable these outcomes...

20 Apr 2018

New partnership works towards new therapeutic solutions for malaria

Malaria afflicts over 200-million people in the developing world each year, and takes an estimated 445,000 lives, mostly young children and pregnant women...

20 Apr 2018

Why manufacturing a key vaccine in South Africa is so important

South Africa has been granted a licence to manufacture one of the world's most important vaccines...

By David Walwyn 19 Apr 2018

Study: New vaccine strategy for HIV-exposed babies

In South Africa, tuberculosis (TB) surpasses HIV as the leading fatal infectious disease...

18 Apr 2018

Kickballs, chicken and 3-D models help Johns Hopkins surgeons prepare for complex foetal surgeries

By combining high-tech 3-D printing technology with everyday items such as a kickball and pieces of chicken breast, surgeons at Johns Hopkins report they have devised an innovative way to "rehearse" a complex minimally invasive surgical repair of open lesions on foetal spinal cords inside the womb...

18 Apr 2018

Malpractice claims on the rise

There's been an "explosion" of medical malpractice litigation claims in the country over the past few years, with warnings that the compassion-based practice of medicine is being replaced by defensive medicine and mistrust...

17 Apr 2018

Africa's growing healthcare insurance market

Rising levels of education, improving salaries and rapid urbanisation mean that health insurers and the private healthcare facilities they work with are commanding an increasing share of health services in Africa...

By Dustin Homer 17 Apr 2018

COHSASA's contribution to Africa Health 2018

Jacqui Stewart, COHSASA CEO, will chair the Quality Management Conference, one of 16 conferences at Africa Health, the largest platform in the African healthcare market...

Issued by COHSASA 17 Apr 2018

The urgency of curbing pollution from ships, explained

The International Maritime Organization, a United Nations agency that regulates global shipping, is writing new rules to curb greenhouse gas emissions from ships by 2050...

By James J. Winebrake and James J. Corbett 17 Apr 2018

Flu shots on the go with Discovery Health and Uber

With winter and the dreaded flu season around the corner, Discovery Health has teamed up with Uber to provide flu shots on-demand...

16 Apr 2018

Ghanaian startup crowned 2018 Seedstars Global Winner

Ghanaian startup, AgroCenta, was crowned the 2018 Seedstars Global Winner at the fifth edition of the Seedstars Summit which took place on Thursday, 12 April 2018...

16 Apr 2018

Powering the future of healthcare bookings

A health services online booking system developed by a local tech entrepreneur has got the thumbs up from Discovery for its inhouse wellness programme...

By Nicci Botha 16 Apr 2018

[EXCLUSIVE] North West could run out of medicine within days

North West hospitals and clinics could run out of medicine in just days as a go-slow at its central medicine depot enters its second month, provincial communications Tebogo Lekgethwane has confirmed...

By Nelisiwe Msomi 13 Apr 2018

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