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Conjoined twins successfully separated

Twin girls joined at the lower abdomen were separated in a six-hour operation...

23 Jan 2017

SA's first paediatric mucoepimoid tumour removal

In a first for South Africa, a mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the parotid was successfully removed from a three-year-old boy...

22 Dec 2016

#MovemberRSA: Prostate bot surgery minimises erectile dysfunction

One of the primary fears in men undergoing prostatectomies is loss of erectile function, but with robotic surgery, 78%of patients of all ages return to full potency in nine months...

17 Nov 2016

Urgent need to restructure SA's organ transplant process

The drop in the number of organ transplants is indicative of a need to change the procurement process under the auspices of a new authority...

By Danette Breitenbach 16 Nov 2016

SASA on the economics of patient safety during surgery

What are the real costs of safe surgery in South Africa? That is the question SASA attempted to answer recently...

31 Oct 2016

What are craniofacial syndromes?

In the first of a series of three, Professor Frank Graewe broadly outlines the exact nature of craniofacial deformities and syndromes...

By Frank Graewe 22 Jun 2016

New minimally invasive procedure for BPH

A cutting-edge procedure to treat the symptoms associated with a severely enlarged prostate is being introduced to the African continent for the first time...

24 May 2016

Ain't no mountain high enough

A group of Wits medical students will be tackling the highest peak in Africa to bring smiles to the faces of some very special children...

By Nicci Botha 5 May 2016

Breakthrough craniofacial surgery: Round 2

Almost a year after undergoing life-changing operations for serious skull defects, two young girls returned to South Africa for their final surgeries...

15 Apr 2016

First cardiac surgery performed in Zimbabwe in 13 years

After more than a decade, Zimbabwean patients will now have access to cardiac surgery within their own borders...

7 Mar 2016

300th cryo-balloon ablation procedure performed

300th cryo-balloon ablation procedure performed...

4 Mar 2016

Sparing ovaries and removing fallopian tubes may cut cancer risk, but few have procedure

During hysterectomies for non-cancerous conditions, removing both fallopian tubes while keeping the ovaries may help protect against ovarian cancer while preserving hormonal levels...

By Karen N. Peart 25 Jan 2016

JPS Africa introduces new medical procedures to SA

JPS Africa is launching a bloodless, injection-less and painless method of male circumcision and sub-dermal contraceptive implants...

17 Dec 2015

TomTom partners with Dutch Embassy in co-creating SA

TomTom is partnering with the Dutch Embassy on the up and coming House of the Future #CoCreate project where leaders and stakeholders will come together to generate solutions for shared challenges...

2 Nov 2015

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Service delivery starts with data. See who's been missing from the spreadsheets

Tanzania's most recent national census tells us that about one in 16 people has a disability in the country's Ruvuma region. But what if the true number was closer to one in five?

By Dominic Haslam 1 Mar 2017

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