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#InnovationMonth: How tech is transforming healthcare
#InnovationMonth: How tech is transforming healthcare

Discovery Health has built its very successful Vitality programme, which is a blueprint for other rewards schemes, not only in healthcare, but other sectors too...

By Nicci Botha 13 Sep 2017

Photo: Independent Development Trust
KZN gets ultimatum to fix health crisis

The KZN Department of Health has been ordered to sort out the ongoing healthcare crisis in the province...

By Nicci Botha 11 Sep 2017

Breast reconstruction and radiation therapy - is it really safe?
Breast reconstruction and radiation therapy - is it really safe?

It has been shown that adjuvant radiotherapy after mastectomy significantly reduces local recurrence rates and improves overall survival in node-positive breast cancer patients...

By Frank Graewe 7 Sep 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

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

Keloid surgery gives a man his life back
Keloid surgery gives a man his life back

Aaron Hairundu from Windhoek, Namibia started developing keloids in his early 20s...

By Frank Graewe 1 Aug 2017

Dr Rufaro Chatora, WHO country representative
How will private healthcare evolve under UHC?

With NHI, the Competition Commission inquiry and sky-rocketing costs it's no wonder that the private healthcare sector is wary about what the future holds...

By Nicci Botha 27 Jul 2017

UHC lessons from Obamacare
UHC lessons from Obamacare

The NHI might have progressed to white paper stage, but South Africa is still stuck in the midst of a healthcare crisis...

By Nicci Botha 24 Jul 2017

Photo: Roche
Effects of dominance in price

There's been Increased focus on pharmaceutical pricing, both domestically and internationally...

By Nicci Botha 21 Jul 2017

Lessons not learnt: Public mental health still in a dismal state
Lessons not learnt: Public mental health still in a dismal state

It appears that the Esidimeni tragedy has not had impact on improving the care of public sector mental health patients...

By Nicci Botha 28 Jun 2017

Photo: Roche
Trastuzumab and the high cost of cancer treatment

It seems cruel that drugs that can save the lives of thousands of cancer sufferers are so prohibitively expensive...

By Nicci Botha 21 Jun 2017

The Grand Prix for Good-winning work.
#CannesLions2017: Mandi Fine on awarding work that truly changes people's lives

I chatted to Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE and juror for the Cannes Lions Pharma Lions as part of Lions Health, live in Cannes, France...

By Ann Nurock 19 Jun 2017

Minister of science and technology, Naledi Pandoor
SA signs innovation agreement with Novartis

A high-level MoU on medical research and development has been signed between the SAMRC, the DST and Novartis...

By Nicci Botha 25 May 2017

SU's second successful penis transplant
SU's second successful penis transplant

Stellenbosch University's faculty of medicine and health sciences announced today that it has performed a second successful penile transplant...

By Nicci Botha 22 May 2017

#AfricaMonth: Africa progressing towards sustainable healthcare
#AfricaMonth: Africa progressing towards sustainable healthcare

Leaders in the healthcare sector will meet at the seventh annual Africa Health Exhibition & Congress, 7-9 June 2017, at the Gallagher Convention Centre...

By Sindy Peters 12 May 2017

Desperately seeking: A viable healthcare payment system
Desperately seeking: A viable healthcare payment system

South Africa's private healthcare sector is under severe pressure, particularly with rampant inflation tracking at rates higher than CPI...

By Nicci Botha 24 Apr 2017

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Five ways for health and wellness brands to win on Instagram

A new generation of celebrities are teaching brands a great deal about how to generate content consumers engage with.

By Annabel Porter 21 Apr 2017

Nick Walker
Nick Walker's master plan to cure HIV

Last year's SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge winner, Nick Walker, chats about his stem cell bank concept that could cure HIV...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Apr 2017

Henk Meintjes, head of risk product development, Liberty
Cancer still tops insurance claims list

An increase in cancer-related insurance claims might not necessarily be a bad thing...

By Nicci Botha 3 Apr 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: CANSA, spreading a message of hope
#BrandManagerMonth: CANSA, spreading a message of hope

With an 85-year history, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) brand is firmly entrenched in South African society...

By Sindy Peters 29 Mar 2017

HPV vaccine is about cancer, not sex
HPV vaccine is about cancer, not sex

Part of the reason Dr Kenneth Alexander visited South Africa is to figure out how the country went about successfully implementing an HPV vaccine programme...

By Nicci Botha 13 Mar 2017

#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?
#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?

FOODwelove aims to change how offices eat by offering desk jockeys the option to have a healthy and wholesome lunch delivered in a cleverly designed box, straight to their desk...

By Cari Coetzee 20 Feb 2017

#UrbanHealth: Collaboration key in achieving SDGs, New Urban Agenda
#UrbanHealth: Collaboration key in achieving SDGs, New Urban Agenda

Collaboration between the urban development and health sectors is key to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Habitat's New Urban Agenda...

By Sindy Peters 10 Feb 2017

#WorldCancerDay: Cancer Alliance speaks with one voice
#WorldCancerDay: Cancer Alliance speaks with one voice

A 2012 study by The Lancet predicted that South Africa could see a shocking 78% increase in the number of cancer cases by 2030...

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2017

Photo credit: Roy Potterill
Patents and access to medicine

Rights activist group, Fix the patent laws, is taking a stand to get the South African law on medicine patents changed...

By Nicci Botha 2 Feb 2017

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CMS head Humphrey Zokufa dies

The recently appointed head of the CMS, Dr Humphrey Zokufa, died on Sunday after a short illness...

By Nicci Botha 24 Jan 2017

Sugar wars: Coke faces first salvo in US false advertising lawsuit
Sugar wars: Coke faces first salvo in US false advertising lawsuit

Coca-Cola's claims that their SSBs are not linked to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease will be tested in a lawsuit...

By Sharon Snell 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Sustainability requires innovation
#BizTrends2017: Sustainability requires innovation

In the next decade the South African healthcare industry will look very different...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Jan 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Drug education and why it is important to every individual

With illegal drugs easily made available to anyone looking for them, it is important that people focus on raising awareness about the dangers of drugs and drug abuse...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 23 Dec 2016

An about face about non-invasive plasma soft surgery
An about face about non-invasive plasma soft surgery

I'm of an age now where my face is a little blurred around the edges, but I'd never considered doing anything about it until now...

By Nicci Botha 5 Dec 2016

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