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New-look topes for 2017 Sunflower Day
New-look topes for 2017 Sunflower Day

With more than 200,000 people expected to don the new-look topes (Tubes of Hope) for this year's Sunflower Day on 15 September, all sold at Pick n Pay will see a direct donation to the Sunflower Fund.

19 hours ago

SACAP's new BPsych Equivalent Programme open for enrolment
SACAP's new BPsych Equivalent Programme open for enrolment

SACAP, The South African College of Applied Psychology, recently launched a new 18-month Bachelor of Social Science Honours (Psychology) [BPsych Equivalent Programme]...

22 hours ago

Siri creator, Antoine Blondeau. Photo: AFP
AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer

HONG KONG - It's 2050 and the world revolves around you...

1 day ago

Porto do Caio, Angola's new deepwater port
Angola's investment in non-oil sectors starts to pay off

With forecasts of rising commodity prices, investors must now bear in mind that we are moving towards a sellers' market...

By Miguel Damião Gago 1 day ago

Zambia makes HIV testing compulsory
Zambia makes HIV testing compulsory

HIV testing, counselling and treatment is now compulsory for patients at Zambia's public healthcare facilities...

2 days ago

Examining community health workers' role in fighting HIV in Africa
Examining community health workers' role in fighting HIV in Africa

Community health worker programmes can play a key role in providing HIV services in Africa...

18 Aug 2017

Photo: RoboCatz
Robot-aided surgery now in Eastern Cape

The first robot-assisted surgeries to treat prostate cancer in the Eastern Cape were performed by Netcare Greenacres...

18 Aug 2017

Glenda Grey, president of the South African Medical Research Council. Image ©
[Standard Bank Top Women Conference] Passionate for science

Science is an indication of a country's wealth, and the best indicator of a country's GDP and productivity is its scientific productivity. The investment of a country into science creates a healthy country and a healthy country is a wealthy country...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Aug 2017

Micro-finance, education reduces women's vulnerability to gender-based violence
Micro-finance, education reduces women's vulnerability to gender-based violence

Tackling gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS which plagues South African women, the Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and Gender Equity (IMAGE) programme works to improve the economic well-being and financial independence of rural women...

17 Aug 2017

Digital tool for critical medical decision making
Digital tool for critical medical decision making

Poor medical decisions do not only have an impact on patients' lives, but it also costs the healthcare sector billions of rand every year...

16 Aug 2017

HPCSA warns against global fee agreements
HPCSA warns against global fee agreements

The HPCSA has urged healthcare practitioners to consult them before signing global fee or other arrangements with medical schemes...

15 Aug 2017

Makatleho Selibo is the widow of Mahola Selibo who worked as a team leader at President Steyn mine in Welkom. He worked underground for 33 years. He passed away in 2013 and suffered from tuberculosis and silicosis. He did not receive any compensation from the mines. Photo: Thom Pierce
End in sight for silicosis case?

Anglo American and Gold Fields may settle with miners and their families...

By Pete Lewis/GroundUp 15 Aug 2017

Livingstone Hospital in Port Elizabeth. Photo: Bhekisisa/Oupa Nkosi
Tax snag leaves cancer patients in the lurch

A tax glitch has left state cancer patients waiting months for bone scans with some so desperate they were bussed to the Western Cape...

15 Aug 2017

Cecilia Makhiwane Hospital. Picture: Daily Dispatch
Attack on doctor sparks security concerns

The Sama has condemned the lack of proper security at public hospitals in the province after a doctor was assaulted by a patient...

14 Aug 2017

WHO Nigeria/L. Ozor
WHO programme to prevent 10,000 malaria deaths in Nigeria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that around 8,500 people are infected with malaria in the conflict-ravaged Borno state of Nigeria every week...

11 Aug 2017

HPCSA: Emergency services must ensure staff is registered
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

Nine healthcare marketing mistakes to avoid
Nine healthcare marketing mistakes to avoid

To grow your practice and to get the desired results out of your marketing efforts, you need to avoid these healthcare marketing mistakes...

By Pranjali Singh 10 Aug 2017

Dr Sharon Vasuthevan, group nursing and quality executive at Life Healthcare
#WomensMonth: Nursing education creates empowerment

In South Africa, only 28% of senior management positions are held by women...

10 Aug 2017

Does SA's private healthcare sector only provide care for 16% of the population?
Does SA's private healthcare sector only provide care for 16% of the population?

The health minister said that private healthcare serves only 16% of the population. But his claim is misleading...

By Liesl Pretorius, Africa Check 8 Aug 2017

Are the demarcation regulations unconstitutional?
Are the demarcation regulations unconstitutional?

A consequence of the demarcation regulations coming into force is that up to two million policyholders using insurance products to access healthcare are now uninsured...

8 Aug 2017

Nidhika Bahl, Queen of the Comeback.
#WomensMonth: Queen of the Comeback on speaking up

Not one to do things by half measures, Nidhika Bahl shares her success story to date and how Joyce Meyer changed her life...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Aug 2017

Mediclinic enters primary healthcare market
Mediclinic enters primary healthcare market

Mediclinic Southern Africa has expanded its base into the primary healthcare market by buying into the Intercare group of companies...

7 Aug 2017

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Global Awards adds Pharma (Rx), Health & Wellness executive juries

Global Awards announces two specialised executive juries added to their lineup including, Pharma (Rx) and Health & Wellness...

7 Aug 2017

Nanoparticles trick body into accepting organ transplants
Nanoparticles trick body into accepting organ transplants

Using nanoparticles, Yale researchers have developed a drug-delivery system that could reduce organ transplant complications by hiding the donated tissue from the recipient's immune system...

By William Weir 4 Aug 2017

Commed members to move to Bonitas
Commed members to move to Bonitas

After the Community Medical Aid Scheme (Commed) was placed under provisional curatorship by order of court in June, it has now been decided that all its members will be transferred to Bonitas Medical Fund...

4 Aug 2017

Tina Eboka
Tina Eboka re-elected as HLG-MR vice-chair

Tina Eboka has been re-elected as vice chair of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency High-Level Group on the Security of Supply of Medical Radioisotopes (HLG-MR)...

4 Aug 2017

Legal barriers to fast tracking HIV/TB response in Africa
Legal barriers to fast tracking HIV/TB response in Africa

Progress on the Global Commission on HIV and the Law recommendations was discussed at the second Africa Regional Dialogue...

4 Aug 2017

Diabetes management under review at 19th annual CDE forum
Diabetes management under review at 19th annual CDE forum

The 19th CDE Postgraduate Forum in Diabetes Management will be taking place from 11 - 13 August 2017 at Emperors Palace and Convention Centre, Johannesburg...

3 Aug 2017

Boy, 5, gets a mechanical heart
Boy, 5, gets a mechanical heart

A five-year-old KwaZulu-Natal boy has become the youngest person in Africa to receive a mechanical heart implantation...

By Aron Hyman 3 Aug 2017

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