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FMF questions NHI financing model
FMF questions NHI financing model

The latest iteration of the NHI is no closer to defining what the scheme will cost ...

20 Jul 2017

#BHFConference: Pre-NHI forum to take on medical aid graft
#BHFConference: Pre-NHI forum to take on medical aid graft

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has partnered with the private healthcare industry to create a forum to help prevent corruption for NHI...

19 Jul 2017

Dr Precious Matsoso, director general, South African National Department of Health
#BHFConference: NHI starts with the children

Findings from its pilot phase will see the implementation of the NHI focus on preventing NCDS, and meeting the health needs of South African children...

18 Jul 2017

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Thousands of foreign doctors working in rural SA

South African doctors do not want to work in rural areas, so a NPO is recruiting foreign doctors to work in these parts...

18 Jul 2017

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general: World Health Organisation
Funding and security are key to global health

This year, 400m people, that is one out of 17, mostly poor people, women and children, around the world remain without access to healthcare...

11 Jul 2017

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Experts say bird flu not a threat to humans

The SA Poultry Association has warned all types of chicken are at risk of contracting bird flu, whether free-range, hardbody or conventionally bred live chickens...

By Kgaugelo Masweneng 7 Jul 2017

'Fire thousands of nurses who cheated'
'Fire thousands of nurses who cheated'

A medical law expert has called for the thousands of qualified nurses who cheated in midyear bridging exams to be struck off the roll...

6 Jul 2017

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Will you have a medical aid under NHI?

The days of medical aid schemes may be numbered as government says it will be the single funder of medical services...

By LAURA LOPEZ GONZALEZ 5 Jul 2017

Entrepreneurs challenge transferable human disease with innovative water and sanitation solution
Entrepreneurs challenge transferable human disease with innovative water and sanitation solution

Two entrepreneurs took it upon themselves to find an innovative solution to deal with a deprived human need - water and sanitation - by creating a mobile hand wash called mo-Wash...

By Godfrey Sono 12 Jun 2017

Probe into attempted sale of med school spaces
Probe into attempted sale of med school spaces

Higher education Blade Nzimande has welcomed the investigation into claims of people attempting to sell places to study medicine at the UKZN...

5 Jun 2017

Reviewing freedom of choice, as plain packaging tobacco rules considered
Reviewing freedom of choice, as plain packaging tobacco rules considered

Freedom of choice flies out the window when so-called ‘bad' choices can summarily be overruled or interfered with by government...

By Martin van Staden 31 May 2017

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Tobacco kills 7-million a year, wreaks environmental havoc: WHO

Smoking and other tobacco use kills more than seven million people each year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, 30 May, also warning of the dire environmental impact of tobacco production, distribution and waste...

31 May 2017

Universal healthcare is more than just funding
Universal healthcare is more than just funding

Questions remain about how UHC should be funded in countries with limited resources...

26 May 2017

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general, WHO
WHO's new African leader could be a shot in the arm for poorer countries

Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus is the first African to be elected as the director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in its 70-year history...

By David Sanders 26 May 2017

Gauteng health warns of bogus job adverts
Gauteng health warns of bogus job adverts

The Gauteng Health Department has once more warned community members of bogus job adverts that uses the department's name and fraudulently invite people to apply for vacancies at different health facilities...

23 May 2017

Motsoaledi, Cosatu head for NHI clash
Motsoaledi, Cosatu head for NHI clash

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and his department are on a collision course with Cosatu over the National Health Insurance (NHI)...

22 May 2017

Medici medical app launches in South Africa
Medici medical app launches in South Africa

A medical app, Medici, that is said to be revolutionising the doctor-patient relationship, is now available in South Africa...

20 May 2017

Drought affects 1.4-million in Angola: UNICEF
Drought affects 1.4-million in Angola: UNICEF

More than 1.4-million people in Angola, including many children, have been affected by a "chronic drought" that has increased the risk of disease, a UN report said on Wednesday, 17 May...

19 May 2017

Cape Town joins effort to build healthier cities
Cape Town joins effort to build healthier cities

Cape Town has joined the Partnership for Healthy Cities, a global effort to build healthier cities by pursuing a specific policy to reduce non-communicable diseases and injuries by 2018...

17 May 2017

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Is 'all-in-one healthcare' a dream?

Is getting all you need from one health team far fetched? Actually not. It's one field where the public health system beats the private one...

By Mia Malan 16 May 2017

Keeping the dreaded flu at bay
Keeping the dreaded flu at bay

“The truth is that the flu is actually a relentless and possibly life-threatening disease which kills hundreds of thousands of people worldwide every year.”

11 May 2017

UJ research: Increasing autopsies for compensation of occupational lung diseases
UJ research: Increasing autopsies for compensation of occupational lung diseases

Miners in South Africa face an epidemic of occupational lung diseases, but ODMWA autopsies are declining, especially among retired mineworkers, despite the benefits...

11 May 2017

Kagiso Modupe meets a circumcision doctor
Over 5,000 men respond to #ZwakalaSkeem medical circumcision campaign

After Kagiso Modupe, champion of the Medical Male Circumcision (MMC) campaign branded #ZwakalaSkeem, called on 2,000 men to get medically circumcised with him, South African men has responded in droves...

10 May 2017

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New UN-backed citizen-led alliance formed against mosquito-borne diseases

The new initiative brings together thousands of scientists and volunteers from around the world to track and control mosquito-borne viruses, including Zika, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue, malaria and the West Nile virus...

10 May 2017

National laboratory service suspends yet another official
National laboratory service suspends yet another official

The head of procurement at the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), Graham Motsepe, has been suspended pending the outcome of a disciplinary inquiry initiated by the organisation's board...

By Tamar Kahn 4 May 2017

Funding stymies placement of medical interns
Funding stymies placement of medical interns

Limited funding for intern posts has left nearly 100 medical graduates without jobs and the situation could worsen when about 1,000 graduates return from Cuba...

3 May 2017

Healthcare innovation will cure a lot of Africa's economic woes
Healthcare innovation will cure a lot of Africa's economic woes

Additional investments in science, technology, and innovation in Africa will improve health, spur economic growth, and reduce poverty across the continent...

3 May 2017

Aliko Dangote and Bill Gates. Source:
Gates and Dangote talk health in Africa

Two of the world's richest men, Bill Gates and Aliko Dangote, have spread their philanthropic wings to drive basic healthcare and disease prevention in Africa...

26 Apr 2017

Inspiration for South Africa at Festival of Learning
Inspiration for South Africa at Festival of Learning

With every sector of the country in considerable turmoil, a wide range of homegrown solutions, approaches and ideas are on the programme of the upcoming sixth annual Psychology Festival of Learning hosted by SACAP...

Issued by SACAP 24 Apr 2017

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