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Nutrition at the centre of sustainable corporate wellness
Nutrition at the centre of sustainable corporate wellness

We're the master of our own universe at home - we are able to muster up great salads and fresh food inspired dishes; take yoga classes, mountain bike, meditate and walk the dog. But what happens when we go to work?...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 3 Jul 2018

Don't drop the ball!
Don't drop the ball!

These are the words that Deputy Nursing Service Manager Karin Lategan used when she spurred personnel at the Mediclinic Constantiaberg onwards towards the hospital's fifth accreditation survey since 1996...

Issued by COHSASA 3 Jul 2018

Botswana: Jwaneng Mine Hospital celebrates special quality improvement milestone
Botswana: Jwaneng Mine Hospital celebrates special quality improvement milestone

There were scenes of celebration when Jwaneng Mine Hospital in Botswana achieved a score of 99 out of a possible 100 for their recent fifth COHSASA accreditation award...

Issued by COHSASA 3 Jul 2018

Comment on the NHI Bills presented by Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi
Comment on the NHI Bills presented by Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi

Bonitas Medical Fund welcomes the draft amendment Bill to the end that it aims to make healthcare more accessible...

Issued by Bonitas 3 Jul 2018

Professor Malegapuru Makgoba, the health ombudsman
3 lessons on ethics from the Life Esidimeni tragedy

The Life Esidimeni tragedy highlights the need to review South Africa's bioethics, abandon its denial mentality and learn about true accountability...

3 Jul 2018

R2 crown
Collectable coins celebrate home-grown CT scan

The South African's Mint's 2018 South African Inventions coin series celebrates the computed tomography scan, or CT (cat) scan, a medical technology developed by South African-born Allan McLeod Cormack...

3 Jul 2018

A patient collects her medication at a clinic in Khayelitsha, South Africa. Photo: MSF/Sydelle WIllow Smith
South Africa's universal health care plan falls short of fixing an ailing system

South Africa's Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has finally gazetted the bill detailing an ambitious plan to roll out universal health care in the country through a National Health Insurance...

By Laettia Rispel 3 Jul 2018

Generation Z will transform African business
Generation Z will transform African business

The next-generation workforce is set to drive positive change for Africa's enterprises...

3 Jul 2018

Mohsen George, vice president, Health Insurance Organisation, Egypt
Egypt's Social Health Insurance - a stepping stone to UHC

Currently covering more than half of its 95.6m population, Egypt is considered a benchmark country in the Middle East when it comes to health insurance...

By Mohsen George 2 Jul 2018

Precious Matsoso, director-general: Department of Health
Brics countries join hands to fight TB

The third Brazil Russia India China South Africa (Brics) TB Research Network has set its sights on joining hands to combat tuberculosis among the member countries...

2 Jul 2018

New partnership to boost drug discovery for malaria, TB and more in Africa
New partnership to boost drug discovery for malaria, TB and more in Africa

A new international partnership has committed funding for the discovery of new drugs for diseases endemic to Africa over the next two years...

29 Jun 2018

SANAC gears up for International AIDS conference
SANAC gears up for International AIDS conference

The South Africa National AIDS Council (SANAC), under the leadership of Deputy President David Mabuza, is set to discuss the common message that South Africa will take to the 22nd International AIDS Conference...

29 Jun 2018

New drug halves hearing loss in children following cancer treatment
New drug halves hearing loss in children following cancer treatment

Giving the drug sodium thiosulphate after chemotherapy reduces hearing loss in children treated for liver cancer, according to findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine recently...

28 Jun 2018

At a glance: What the National Health Insurance means for you and your pocket
At a glance: What the National Health Insurance means for you and your pocket

Two Bills, almost 200 pages may change healthcare forever in SA. Haven't read them? We did the heavy lifting so you don't have to...

By Mia Malan 28 Jun 2018

Possible outbreak of cholera in Hammanskraal
Possible outbreak of cholera in Hammanskraal

The City of Tshwane would like to inform its residents in the Greater Hammanskraal area of a suspicious cholera outbreak...

27 Jun 2018

New air quality rules may curb Eskom's 'head-in-the-sand strategy'
New air quality rules may curb Eskom's 'head-in-the-sand strategy'

Eskom has thus far been let off the hook by government...

27 Jun 2018

Egyptian e-health startup ElBalto launches mobile consultation service
Egyptian e-health startup ElBalto launches mobile consultation service

Egyptian startup ElBalto has launched a mobile application that provides users with easy, reliable, timely and affordable online video consultations via a network of customer-rated and licensed doctors...

By Tom Jackson 27 Jun 2018

Is your beauty therapist legally allowed to perform teeth whitening?
Is your beauty therapist legally allowed to perform teeth whitening?

The public need to be cautious about having their teeth whitened at beauty salons, the Professional Board for Dental Assisting, Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene has warned...

26 Jun 2018

New technique fine-tunes treatment for severe epilepsy cases
New technique fine-tunes treatment for severe epilepsy cases

One of three epilepsy patients experience no relief from drugs and are candidates for surgery. An advance by researchers will enable surgeons to more precisely target areas of the brain causing debilitating symptoms in a subset of these patients...

By Bill Hathaway 26 Jun 2018

Life Esidimeni families receive compensation
Life Esidimeni families receive compensation

Families of the 134 Life Esidimeni victims have received compensation from the Gauteng Provincial Government...

25 Jun 2018

SA heads to India on pharmaceutical investment drive
SA heads to India on pharmaceutical investment drive

Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe is in India this week where he is leading a delegation to attract investment in the pharmaceutical sector...

25 Jun 2018

Viral suppression helps lower risk for many types of cancer, study finds
Viral suppression helps lower risk for many types of cancer, study finds

A new study by the Yale School of Public Health and partner institutions is the first to examine the potential cancer prevention benefits of prolonged periods of HIV viral suppression, resulting from antiretroviral therapy, for persons living with HIV...

By Elisabeth Reitman 25 Jun 2018

Health department expects to be sued over proposed NHI changes
Health department expects to be sued over proposed NHI changes

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is preparing to be taken to court as he continues to propose changes in the healthcare system that could cost medical aid schemes millions...

By Pontsho Pilane and Laura Lopez Gonzalez 22 Jun 2018

Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi
Motsoaledi outlines changes to Medical Schemes Act and NHI

Two of the proposed amendments to the Medical Schemes Act will do away with co-payments, and abolish the practice of using brokers within the medical schemes environment...

22 Jun 2018

The real secret to a healthy lifestyle? Purpose
The real secret to a healthy lifestyle? Purpose

While diet and exercise are very important, health and wellness coach Reinhard Korb believes that the one true answer to a healthy life is purpose...

Issued by Nomadic Digital 21 Jun 2018

Brian Gitta with his Mattibabu malaria testing device
Malaria testing device wins top prize for young Ugandan

When no less than three blood tests failed to diagnose his malaria, Brian Gitta decided to come up with a better option...

21 Jun 2018

Health minister, Aaron Motsoaledi
A step closer to the NHI

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says the release of two bills - the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill and the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill - is poised to make history...

20 Jun 2018

Importance of conducting 'real-time' patient satisfaction surveys
Importance of conducting 'real-time' patient satisfaction surveys

User-friendly feedback pads and tablets housed in an attractive kiosk with "live real-time" surveys offer a simple way to collect information for finding gaps in customer care and to understand how to improve services...

Issued by Surveway 20 Jun 2018

Brics countries must step up on healthcare
Brics countries must step up on healthcare

Because they carry the greatest burden of disease, developing countries need to make their voices heard in global health organisations...

20 Jun 2018

Health systems rarely consider that patients switch between hospitals or primary healthcare centres and indigenous medicine for their health issues. Direct Relief/Tobin Greensweig
Why indigenous medicine could play a role in rebuilding health systems

Conflicts do not spare health systems. From Afghanistanto the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the effects that wars and state fragility have on healthcare provision are all too visible...

By Jean-Benoit Falisse and Serena Masino 20 Jun 2018

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