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Tailored medical distribution software launched

SAP Business One partner, Bluekey Seidor, has introduced a software solution tailored for the medical distribution industry...

6 Sep 2017

HPCSA: Emergency services must ensure staff is registered

The Professional Board for Emergency Care of the HPCSA has made an appeal to emergency services providers to ensure that their personnel is registered...

11 Aug 2017

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

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International

The fight against antimicrobial resistance depends on good agricultural practices

To ensure that antimicrobials are used responsibly and in ways that do not threaten public health and food production, a stronger global effort including larger investments and improved surveillance measures are needed, according to FAO Deputy Director-General, Maria Helena Semedo. Semedo was speaking at a United Nations General Assembly side event on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

26 Sep 2017

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

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