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Campaign set to make taxi industry healthier

The PHILA Taxi Industry Campaign will be launched on 27 November in an effort to strengthen the delivery of health and wellness services in the taxi industry...

1 day ago

Efforts to tackle AMR on farms and in food systems gaining momentum

Antimicrobial medicines are widely used in livestock, poultry and aquaculture operations to treat or prevent diseases, but efforts to confront the problem are gaining momentum...

20 Nov 2017

NHI could mean uncomfortable trade-offs, Davis Tax Committee warns

The government's current proposals for National Health Insurance (NHI) are unlikely to be sustainable unless there is sustained economic growth...

By Tamar Kahn 15 Nov 2017

Securing a place for South Africa's next generation of doctors

We are launching new medical schools but will we have places for their new graduates?

By Farah Jawitz 14 Nov 2017

Diabetes treatment goals still suboptimal

Statistics from the International Diabetes Federation's 2015 update show that the total number of people with diabetes in Africa is expected to increase by 20 million in 2040, bringing the total to 34.2 million diabetic patients on the continent...

Issued by AstraZeneca 14 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: Rural healthcare and digitalisation

Given the proliferation of mobile devices in Africa, it makes sense that digital tools would alleviate many of the healthcare issues in the out-of-the-way places...

By Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2017

Judasa issues statement on intern and community service placement

While acknowledging systemic challenges, Judasa has called on the DoH to release the first round of allocations for intern and community service pacements today...

3 Nov 2017

Free healthcare for all: A political fairytale

Free healthcare for all is not only a long-standing election promise, but also the cornerstone of the National Health Insurance White Paper...

2 Nov 2017

Meet the doctors: Take a look at this country's first crop of homegrown physicians

Finally capping its own medics, Namibia must now retain them and coax them into rural areas...

By Ryan Lenora Brown 1 Nov 2017

Can virtual nature and poo transplants solve city dwellers' health problems?

Nature is good for your health. Perhaps predictably, the world of technology is now offering technical solutions that seek to replace the need for authentic nature experiences...

By Anne Cleary and Dave Kendal 1 Nov 2017

Technology and the three pillars of healthcare

Global healthcare leaders have learned that the three pivotal pillars of healthcare - accessibility, effectiveness and affordability - all have information technology at their core....

By Vukani Mngxati 31 Oct 2017

#MTBPS2017: NHI fund plan on hold till Treasury gets more input

The Treasury has delayed plans for the NHI fund, pending advice on the feasibility of adjusting the medical tax credits to finance it....

By Tamar Kahn 26 Oct 2017

Pollution killed nine million people in 2015: report

Pollution claimed the lives of nine million people in 2015, one in every six deaths that year, according to a report published on Friday, 20 October...

24 Oct 2017

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International

Netcare to restructure UK business

Netcare planned to restructure its UK business after buying out minority shareholders, CEO Richard Friedland said on Monday after the private hospital network reported that it had written down the value of its operation in the UK by R5.6bn amid tough trading conditions.

3 days ago

New graduate registered nurses find it hard to get their first job

Becoming a registered nurse is difficult but this is just the first step of the struggle that is going to come. Although there is a clear demand for RNs, according to the American Association Of Colleges Of Nursing, this does not mean that the demand is present everywhere. Getting the very first job is difficult. This is why the following tips will be really helpful.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 Nov 2017

Huge medical advertising and marketing mistakes too many doctors make

Whenever talking about medical advertising and marketing, the big problems rely on creating an ethical campaign and getting the desired results. This may seem to be really simple, but different mistakes appear because a campaign in this industry needs to be approached from other angles than those we are used to. Let's discuss some common mistakes that appear because of various beliefs that doctors have since that often causes the biggest problems when promoting a clinic or an office.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 23 Oct 2017

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