Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi
Motsoaledi calls for the arrest of violent hospital protesters

Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has condemned violence and disorder perpetrated by staff members at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in Johannesburg...

1 Jun 2018

Using platinum-based chemo to improve survival rates in pancreatic cancer
Using platinum-based chemo to improve survival rates in pancreatic cancer

Patients with the most common form of pancreatic cancer, and who have BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations, have poorer overall survival rates than those without the mutations.

1 Jun 2018

Change in policy opens the way for generics
Change in policy opens the way for generics

Proposed changes to the Intellectual Property Policy will do away with prolonged patents and open up the pharmaceuticals sector for more affordable generics to be manufactured...

31 May 2018

A woman with her treatment regime for extensively drug-resistant TB in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. MSF
The remarkable story of hope: how attitudes to drug-resistant TB changed

The informal settlement of Khayelitsha in Cape Town is the latest site of a multi country trial that aims to transform the treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB).

By Eric Goemaere 31 May 2018

Deputy President, David Mabuza. Photo: The Lowvelder
Government's HIV partnerships are gathering momentum

The collaborative approach the government is taking in its fight against HIV/Aids and tuberculosis (TB) is yielding results...

30 May 2018

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Prioritising the health citizen in UHC

The concept of health citizenship integrates patients' needs with the knowledge of healthcare professionals in planning tools and programmes that will change the inequalities in healthcare...

30 May 2018

Professor Mark Collison of the South African Population Research Infrastructure Network
What population growth will do to health and communities

By 2030,the world population is expected to be 8.6 billion people, growing to 11.2 billion by 2100, which will have an impact on health and communities...

29 May 2018

Generic medicines - The cost-effective copycat
Generic medicines - The cost-effective copycat

A hundred-million prescriptions are filled for generic medicines in South Africa per annum. This equates to 78% of the generics market opting for a far more cost-effective drug...

Issued by Bonitas 29 May 2018

Biomedical engineering master's student, Gokul Nair. Photo: UCT
UCT engineers design affordable, efficient auto-injector

Biomedical engineers from the Medical Devices Lab at UCT have developed a reloadable auto-injector, which will have a huge impact for end users with vials of adrenaline available for a fraction of the cost..

29 May 2018

Stemming the medical brain drain in Africa
Stemming the medical brain drain in Africa

Africa carries roughly a quarter of the burden of the world's diseases, but only 1.3% of the world health workforce, so the ongoing brain drain remains a concern...

28 May 2018

#WFOT: Building globally relevant OT through diversity
#WFOT: Building globally relevant OT through diversity

The OT profession needs to apply critical thinking to challenge taken-for-granted assumptions and advocate culturally relevant and inclusive occupational therapy theories...

By Nicci Botha 28 May 2018

New vaccine might be game-changer in Ebola fight
New vaccine might be game-changer in Ebola fight

The Ebola outbreak that has killed more than two dozen people in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo could be as devastating as the one that hit West Africa several years ago, if left unchecked...

By Salem Solomon 25 May 2018

Mpact coughs up new solutions for medical packaging
Mpact coughs up new solutions for medical packaging

Mpact Plastics produces a range of high-clarity PET and conventional PVC medical round bottles aimed at the pharmaceutical industry...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 25 May 2018

Gaetan Bally, Keystone / Corbis)
Cancer crisis: Where are South Africa's radiation oncologists?

Everyone knows about KZN's cancer crisis but no one is talking about the other provinces that operate on just one radiation oncologist - or less.

By Joan van Dyk 24 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Taking nursing high tech
#AfricaMonth: Taking nursing high tech

Healthcare is getting increasingly high tech, and nurses in Africa are at the forefront of using innovative solutions to improve patient care...

24 May 2018

Busting the two biggest myths about your immune system
Busting the two biggest myths about your immune system

Winter is here, and that gets us thinking about our immune system, and what we need to do to boost it, so that it helps us avoid colds and flu, or at least recover from them more quickly...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 23 May 2018

How can private healthcare contribute to NHI?
How can private healthcare contribute to NHI?

The private healthcare sector needs to firm up its collaboration effort to the National Health Insurance (NHI) programme...

23 May 2018

Caregivers need to be educated on the importance of routine nutrition screening and interventions. Photo: Shutterstock
South Africa's effort to improve child health is having teething problems

Understanding children's nutritional status is important. Globally, nearly half of all deaths in children under five are caused by malnutrition...

By Renée Blaauw and Lisanne du Plessis 23 May 2018

Meet the speakers thus far: 19th annual BHF Conference 17-20 June 2018
Meet the speakers thus far: 19th annual BHF Conference 17-20 June 2018

Themed "Putting the healthcare citizen first | Pushing the boundaries of the impossible", the 19th annual BHF Conference will be held at Sun City from 17-20 June...

Issued by Board of Healthcare Funders 22 May 2018

Photo: Oupa Nkosi
Why is this 290-bed North West hospital catering for just 19 patients?

The National Health, Education and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) has threatened to make its strike in North West a national issue if Premier Supra Mahumapelo does not resign...

By Pontsho Pilane 22 May 2018

Professor Ian Sanne, head and principal investigator at the Clinical HIV Research Unit (CHRU)
SA leads the way in Aids research and treatment

South Africa's contribution to the research and treatment of HIV/Aids is significant...

22 May 2018

TAG calls for public support for Tobacco Bill
TAG calls for public support for Tobacco Bill

In the run-up to World No Tobacco Day, South Africans are being encouraged to support the proposed Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill...

21 May 2018

David Grier already halfway and might be first person to run The Great Wall of China in both directions
David Grier already halfway and might be first person to run The Great Wall of China in both directions

David Grier and Andrew Stuart have passed the halfway mark of their 4,200km journey across the Great Wall of China to create awareness for the Ignite Hope initiative...

Issued by Cipla 21 May 2018

Department places over 1,500 medical interns
Department places over 1,500 medical interns

The Department of Health has placed over 1,500 medical interns and 1,300 community service doctors for the 2018 and 2019 annual cycle...

21 May 2018

South Africans urged to have their blood pressure tested regularly
South Africans urged to have their blood pressure tested regularly

Globally, it is estimated that approximately 7.5 million people die annually from complications due to high blood pressure (also known as hypertension)...

Issued by Cipla 21 May 2018

Creating business communities for African unity
Creating business communities for African unity

The run-up to the 55th Africa Day, celebrated annually on 25 May in parts of Africa and around the world in commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now the African Union), is an ideal time to reflect on the opportunities presented by a new collective zeitgeist happening in Africa...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 21 May 2018

Mark Arnold, principal officer of Resolution Health Medical Scheme
Act could redress medical scheme sustainability issues

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has hinted at a number of reforms that directly address challenges of sustainability that the medical schemes industry is currently facing...

21 May 2018

New MRI increases productivity at Rondebosch Medical Centre
New MRI increases productivity at Rondebosch Medical Centre

Morton & Partners continues to expand its patient-centered clinical services at Rondebosch Medical Centre with the installation of its new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine...

Issued by Morton & Partners 18 May 2018

New 3D range of motion technology
New 3D range of motion technology

Therapists and other medical professionals can now accurately measure range of motion (ROM) in patients using new locally developed technology...

18 May 2018

The UK pharma industry in a post-Brexit world
The UK pharma industry in a post-Brexit world

Pharmaceutical companies are concerned about the post-Brexit impact on the UK healthcare industry...

18 May 2018

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