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New-look topes for 2017 Sunflower Day

With more than 200,000 people expected to don the new-look topes (Tubes of Hope) for this year's Sunflower Day on 15 September, all sold at Pick n Pay will see a direct donation to the Sunflower Fund.

12 hours ago

SACAP's new BPsych Equivalent Programme open for enrolment

SACAP, The South African College of Applied Psychology, recently launched a new 18-month Bachelor of Social Science Honours (Psychology) [BPsych Equivalent Programme]...

15 hours ago

Angola's investment in non-oil sectors starts to pay off

With forecasts of rising commodity prices, investors must now bear in mind that we are moving towards a sellers' market...

By Miguel Damião Gago 1 day ago

Zambia makes HIV testing compulsory

HIV testing, counselling and treatment is now compulsory for patients at Zambia's public healthcare facilities...

1 day ago

AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer

HONG KONG - It's 2050 and the world revolves around you...

1 day ago

[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

Robot-aided surgery now in Eastern Cape

The first robot-assisted surgeries to treat prostate cancer in the Eastern Cape were performed by Netcare Greenacres...

18 Aug 2017

Examining community health workers' role in fighting HIV in Africa

Community health worker programmes can play a key role in providing HIV services in Africa...

18 Aug 2017

Micro-finance, education reduces women's vulnerability to gender-based violence

Tackling gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS which plagues South African women, the Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and Gender Equity (IMAGE) programme works to improve the economic well-being and financial independence of rural women...

17 Aug 2017

Digital tool for critical medical decision making

Poor medical decisions do not only have an impact on patients' lives, but it also costs the healthcare sector billions of rand every year...

16 Aug 2017

HPCSA warns against global fee agreements

The HPCSA has urged healthcare practitioners to consult them before signing global fee or other arrangements with medical schemes...

15 Aug 2017

End in sight for silicosis case?

Anglo American and Gold Fields may settle with miners and their families...

By Pete Lewis/GroundUp 15 Aug 2017

Tax snag leaves cancer patients in the lurch

A tax glitch has left state cancer patients waiting months for bone scans with some so desperate they were bussed to the Western Cape...

15 Aug 2017

Attack on doctor sparks security concerns

The Sama has condemned the lack of proper security at public hospitals in the province after a doctor was assaulted by a patient...

14 Aug 2017

WHO programme to prevent 10,000 malaria deaths in Nigeria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that around 8,500 people are infected with malaria in the conflict-ravaged Borno state of Nigeria every week...

11 Aug 2017

HPCSA: Emergency services must ensure staff is registered

The Professional Board for Emergency Care of the HPCSA has made an appeal to emergency services providers to ensure that their personnel is registered...

11 Aug 2017

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

#WomensMonth: Nursing education creates empowerment

In South Africa, only 28% of senior management positions are held by women...

10 Aug 2017

Does SA's private healthcare sector only provide care for 16% of the population?

The health minister said that private healthcare serves only 16% of the population. But his claim is misleading...

By Liesl Pretorius, Africa Check 8 Aug 2017

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Global Awards adds Pharma (Rx), Health & Wellness executive juries

Global Awards has added Pharma (Rx) and Health & Wellness executive juries to its award line-up. They will include award-winning chief creative officers and executive creative directors from prominent healthcare advertising agencies around the globe to judge submissions from each designation.

7 Aug 2017

US charges 412 people for health fraud

WASHINGTON - US authorities slapped 412 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals with fraud charges, many for overprescribing opioids that have stoked an expanding national addiction crisis.

14 Jul 2017

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