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Are Cuban doctors the magic cure to East Africa's health sector?

Kenya and Uganda are at advanced stages of bringing in at least 300 doctors from Cuba to ease staffing shortages in rural health facilities and deal with increasing threats of industrial action by disgruntled local medical practitioners...

8 May 2018

COHSASA's contribution to Africa Health 2018
COHSASA's contribution to Africa Health 2018

Jacqui Stewart, COHSASA CEO, will chair the Quality Management Conference, one of 16 conferences at Africa Health, the largest platform in the African healthcare market...

Issued by COHSASA 17 Apr 2018

Netcare pulls out of the UK market
Netcare pulls out of the UK market

Netcare has decided to pull out of the United Kingdom market, and will begin a process of disposing of its interests in General Healthcare Group (GHG)...

29 Mar 2018

IHK meets international standards a second time around
IHK meets international standards a second time around

The International Hospital Kampala (IHK), a 100-bed private hospital in Uganda and part of the International Medical Group, has noticed a significant drop in hospital-acquired infections (HAI)...

By Marilyn Keegan and Nancy Akullo, Issued by COHSASA 23 Mar 2018

Dr Richard Friedland, CEO: Netcare
Competition Tribunal gives the green light for Netcare/Akeso deal

The Competition Tribunal has approved Netcare's acquisition of Akeso Clinics, a group of 12 dedicated mental healthcare facilities...

19 Mar 2018

Stadio set to train doctors, engineers
Stadio set to train doctors, engineers

Stadio Holdings, the PSG-aligned private tertiary education specialist that listed late in 2017, looks set to establish medical and engineering schools in the next three years...

By Marc Hasenfuss 14 Mar 2018

Life Vincent Pallotti goes off the water grid
Life Vincent Pallotti goes off the water grid

Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital has opened its own water filtration plant, which meets the City of Cape Town and Department of Water and Sanitation's strict water crisis regulations...

1 Mar 2018

Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (NPC)
Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (NPC)

A COHSASA accreditation award means the healthcare organisations have entered a rigorous quality improvement programme and have been assessed against, and comply with, standards recognised by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)...

Issued by COHSASA 22 Feb 2018

Mediclinic warns of employment scam
Mediclinic warns of employment scam

Advertisements on social media offering employment at Mediclinic are likely a hoax, the private hospital group says...

5 Feb 2018

Cape hospitals invest in water supplies
Cape hospitals invest in water supplies

Private hospitals are not taking any chances with Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's promise that water supplies to their facilities will be maintained in the event of Day Zero...

By Tamar Kahn 2 Feb 2018

IHI Africa Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare to feature international health experts
IHI Africa Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare to feature international health experts

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) brings you the first IHI Africa Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare which takes place at the Durban International Conference Centre from 19-21 February...

Issued by COHSASA 17 Jan 2018

Dr Brian Ruff
#BizTrends2018: Private healthcare in SA - continued decline and a solution

We entered 2017 reeling from a series of double-digit medical insurance premium hikes...

By Dr Brian Ruff 10 Jan 2018

Dr Dumisani Bomela, CEO of the Hospital Association of South Africa
#BizTrends2018: Let us lay myths to rest and get on with healthcare provision

At the Hospital Association of South Africa (Hasa) 2017 Conference last year, two private hospital chief executives and the head of the largest medical funder in the country laid to rest the myth that the private sector is implacably opposed to universal healthcare.

By Dr Dumisani Bomela 8 Jan 2018

Labour Court upholds Shevel son's dismissal from Headache Clinic
Labour Court upholds Shevel son's dismissal from Headache Clinic

The Labour Court has upheld a ruling that a father was correct in firing his son from his medical facility in Johannesburg...

By Naledi Shange 22 Dec 2017

Latest accreditations of hospitals and clinics from the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa
Latest accreditations of hospitals and clinics from the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa

A COHSASA accreditation award means the healthcare organisations have entered a rigorous quality improvement programme and have been assessed against, and comply with, standards recognised by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)...

Issued by COHSASA 8 Dec 2017

Dr Justin Gavanescu, general manager of Netcare Milpark Hospital, and Dr Skhumbuzo Ngozwana, president and CEO of Kiara Health, distributors of the Xenex
Netcare employs bots in war against superbugs

To counter the threat of antimicrobial resistance, Netcare is teaming up with robots that seek and destroy viruses and bacteria within minutes...

5 Dec 2017

Netcare Milpark Hospital
Desalination one of Netcare's options

Netcare is investing in desalination technology and is conducting a feasibility study on reusing sewage water in its South African facilities, CEO Richard Friedland says...

23 Nov 2017

BMI Healthcare hospital
Netcare to restructure UK business

Netcare planned to restructure its UK business after buying out minority shareholders...

22 Nov 2017

Mediclinic calls quits on Spire takeover
Mediclinic calls quits on Spire takeover

Mediclinic International on Monday morning halted its takeover bid for its London-listed associate Spire Healthcare...

By Robert Laing 21 Nov 2017

MediFin announces its Top Loyalty Doctors for 2017
MediFin announces its Top Loyalty Doctors for 2017

MediFin Financial Services, a pioneer in the medical finance industry, has awarded their Most Loyal Partners. The awards recognise business partners that display great customer service, strategic alliance, and top affiliate behaviour...

Issued by Medifin Financial Services 17 Nov 2017

Hospitals groups' chokehold is stifling affordable private healthcare
Hospitals groups' chokehold is stifling affordable private healthcare

The big private hospital groups are restraining the growth and development of independent day hospitals by using their resources and muscle...

16 Nov 2017

#AntibioticAwareness: Misuse threatens antimicrobial effectiveness
#AntibioticAwareness: Misuse threatens antimicrobial effectiveness

We are heading for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries will become untreatable, according World Health Organisation (WHO)...

13 Nov 2017

Stephanus van Wyk with Dr Conrad Pienaar
New lymphoedema surgery provides relief to cancer patients

A vascularised lymph node transfer, a microvascular procedure created to treat lymphoedema, has been performed at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital, Cape Town...

23 Oct 2017

#HASA2017: NHI needs to start delivering now
#HASA2017: NHI needs to start delivering now

South Africa can't wait for the final NHI system in 2026 to start delivering on universal health coverage...

By Nicci Botha 27 Sep 2017

New 15,000m2 Mediclinic hospital for Stellenbosch
New 15,000m2 Mediclinic hospital for Stellenbosch

Atterbury is developing the new R350m, 15,000m2 Mediclinic hospital in Stellenbosch...

18 Sep 2017

A vision for digital health at the Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2017
A vision for digital health at the Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2017

Digital breakthroughs are empowering healthcare organisations. How we adapt technology to the people who use it - patients, health insurers and providers - is going to define the future of health...

By Nivashini Narsiah 31 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

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

Cure Day Clinics: a vote of confidence in COHSASA accreditation programmes
Cure Day Clinics: a vote of confidence in COHSASA accreditation programmes

To ensure that it provides safe, quality care to all its patients, the Cure Day Clinics Group is entering all its hospitals in the quality improvement and accreditation programme of the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa...

Issued by COHSASA 2 Aug 2017

Danie Meintjes, outgoing CEO of Mediclinic International
Mediclinic CEO to retire

Mediclinic International's chief executive, Danie Meintjes has announced he will retire by 31 July 2018...

28 Jul 2017

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