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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

Inflight medical emergencies: Is there a doctor onboard?

It is now a requirement for airlines to have some form of inflight medical capabilities as well as have medical kits and automatic defibrillators on board due to the high incident rate of medical emergencies aboard aircraft...

14 Jun 2017

Purposefully recolouring township satellites with Grey

Lack of visible house numbers in the townships often results in unnecessary delays in emergency treatment and sometimes, death. Grey Africa's CCO Fran Luckin and head of design Kean Hartnady explain how Grey's Satellifes campaign is saving lives...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Apr 2017

Intercare opens urgent care facility

Internationally, the cost effective and flexible nature of urgent care centres is attracting sizable patient pools...

7 Nov 2016

World's first drones for medical supplies launched in Rwanda

The first medical supply of remotely piloted aircraft, popularly known as drones, have been launched in Rwanda...

By Collins Mwai 25 Oct 2016

Technological partnership speeds up emergency response

CenHealth has partnered with emergency services provider, ER24 to use technology to speed up emergency response...

10 Dec 2015

Wound care product reduces costs, time

A new wound care product, 1 Primary Wound Dressing (1PWD), reduces the time spent on wound care and the costs associated with these procedures...

20 Nov 2015

Rugged computers a game-changer in critical field rescue situations

New advanced technological solutions are changing the security, public safety, and law enforcement sectors to the very core and for the better....

By Jerker Hellström 2 Jul 2015

New training methods for disaster management

A new way of training those working in disaster management is being forged through a partnership between the University of Johannesburg's (UJ) Department of Emergency Medical Care (EMC) and Rescue South Africa...

9 Jun 2015

Road closures ahead of SONA

There will be road closures and parking restrictions in areas surrounding Parliament for today's State of the Nation Address (SONA), Lt Gen Solomon Makgale, said yesterday...

12 Feb 2015

Strokes - treatable and preventable

A stroke is a medical emergency and prompt treatment is crucial as early action can minimize brain damage and potential complications...

11 Dec 2014

Ambulances need to comply with new regulations

Private ambulance operators will have to comply with a host of new requirements if new regulations become law as the private ambulance operators are unregulated and lack industry standards.

29 Jul 2014

Scarce nursing skills prompts SA to recruit from India

The Life Health Group has recruited 58 specialist nurses from India to serve two-year contracts at its facilities across the country.

15 Jul 2014

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International

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

US charges 412 people for health fraud

WASHINGTON - US authorities slapped 412 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals with fraud charges, many for overprescribing opioids that have stoked an expanding national addiction crisis.

14 Jul 2017

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