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Infection prevention and control management of Mediclinic Cape Town receives Quality Award

Proud members of the Mediclinic Cape Town management team gathered in the hospital's boardroom on Monday, 10 April, to hear who had received the Katrin Kleijnhans Quality Trophy...

Issued by COHSASA 20 Apr 2017

Management of Mediclinic Durbanville receives Quality Award

Proud members of the Mediclinic Durbanville management team gathered in the hospital's boardroom on Monday, 27 February, to receive the Katrin Kleijnhans Quality Trophy from the CEO of COHSASA, Jacqui Stewart.

Issued by COHSASA 13 Mar 2017

SafeCare standards re-accredited by ISQua

SafeCare provides healthcare clinics with the option to improve care for their patients with quality improvement standards they can comply with even under restricted conditions...

Issued by COHSASA 10 Mar 2017

Cape Town to host international conference on healthcare quality and patient safety

In 2019 Cape Town will play host to what is regarded as the most prestigious of all conferences dealing with quality improvement and patient safety in health care...

Issued by COHSASA 17 Feb 2017

Botswana begins the health accreditation journey...

Even a heavy downpour of rain could not stop the jubilant spirits of Botswana hospital and clinic staff as two hospitals and three clinics celebrated their two-year accreditation awards from COHSASA...

Issued by COHSASA 1 Feb 2017

Mediclinic ventures into mental health

Mediclinic Southern Africa has acquired a majority stake in Life Path Health...

24 Jan 2017

Minister denies shortage of medical grad posts

The health department says the problems with placements are overstated...

By Joan van Dyk 20 Jan 2017

Warning over jobs for sale

Community members are warned not to fall victim to scammers who are fraudulently inviting people to apply for nursing, porting and general vacancies at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital...

16 Jan 2017

New hospital at the heart of future medical precinct

Netcare's new flagship hospital is the first phase in comprehensive medical precinct...

24 Nov 2016

An antimicrobial stewardship programme drives appropriate use of antibiotics

The overuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines has precipitated one of the biggest threats to global health today...

15 Nov 2016

Junior docs get 26-hour shift

Junior doctors will no longer work 30-hour shifts - 26 hours is to become the new norm...

18 Aug 2016

Four trends in healthcare education

Understanding where the healthcare education system is headed in 2016 and beyond is helpful for patients, parents, and the employers who will be hiring fresh talent in the coming years...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 8 Aug 2016

#MandelaMonth: Ronald McDonald House to open at local hospital, a first for Africa

On Mandela Day, Ronald McDonald House Charities South Africa hosted media and investors at the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital in Parktown for a hard hat tour of the development. The house is scheduled to open in December 2016...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Jul 2016

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International

New UN-backed citizen-led alliance formed against mosquito-borne diseases

In an effort to escalate the global fight against mosquito-borne diseases, a new alliance between citizen science organisations and UN Environment will be launched under the name ‘Global Mosquito Alert'. Mosquito-borne diseases are responsible for killing close to 2.7m people annually and the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates overall mosquito-borne cases at 500m every year.

10 May 2017

Health brands use Instagram to become part of new cultural conversations

The rise of visual social sharing via platforms such as Instagram has provided brands with a new way to examine their complex relationships with people. Here's why social watching is so important and a handful of health and wellness brands using Instagram to become part of the new cultural conversations...

By Marilyn Dutlow Munga 28 Apr 2017

Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week

Entries to the Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award, in association with Unicef and ‘la Caixa' Foundation, close on 24 April 2017.

20 Apr 2017

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