Frank Graewe
Let's talk fat - a plastic surgeon's take

Let's talk fat - a plastic surgeon's take
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[Frank Graewe] Worldwide, obesity has reached epidemic proportions, and is the leading cause of preventable death...

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Nicci Botha
#HASA2017: Plotting the legislative pathway to NHI

Neil Kirby, head of the healthcare & life sciences practice at Werksmans Attorneys
Neil Kirby, head of the healthcare & life sciences practice at Werksmans Attorneys
[Nicci Botha] However well-intentioned National Health Insurance (NHI) is, it will fall flat without the necessary supporting legislation...

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Nicci Botha
#HASA2017: UHC funding - the great distraction

Mariné Erasmus, head of the health economics practice at Econex
Mariné Erasmus, head of the health economics practice at Econex
[Nicci Botha] Quality care, not funding, is the real issue when it comes NHI...

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Nicci Botha
#HASA2017: Pathways to universal care

Shivani Ranchod, Healthcare actuary, Insight Actuaries and Consultants
Shivani Ranchod, Healthcare actuary, Insight Actuaries and Consultants
[Nicci Botha] If we look at our current context, our healthcare system is not a designed product, but an artefact of our history...

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Nicci Botha
#HASA2017: Lessons in medical ethics

Sheri Fink, author of Five Days at Memorial. Photo:
Sheri Fink, author of Five Days at Memorial. Photo: [[http://www.sherifink.net sherifink.net]]
[Nicci Botha] Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Sheri Fink, delves into the life-and-death events at Memorial Hospital in New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina...

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Nicci Botha
#HASA2017: NHI needs to start delivering now

#HASA2017: NHI needs to start delivering now
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[Nicci Botha] South Africa can't wait for the final NHI system in 2026 to start delivering on universal health coverage...

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Nicci Botha
#InnovationMonth: How tech is transforming healthcare

#InnovationMonth: How tech is transforming healthcare
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[Nicci Botha] 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...

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Nicci Botha
KZN gets ultimatum to fix health crisis

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Photo: Independent Development Trust
[Nicci Botha] The KZN Department of Health has been ordered to sort out the ongoing healthcare crisis in the province...

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

Breast reconstruction and radiation therapy - is it really safe?[Frank Graewe] It has been shown that adjuvant radiotherapy after mastectomy significantly reduces local recurrence rates and improves overall survival in node-positive breast cancer patients...

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Frank Graewe
Keloid surgery gives a man his life back

Keloid surgery gives a man his life back[Frank Graewe] Aaron Hairundu from Windhoek, Namibia started developing keloids in his early 20s...

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Nicci Botha
How will private healthcare evolve under UHC?

Dr Rufaro Chatora, WHO country representative
Dr Rufaro Chatora, WHO country representative
[Nicci Botha] 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...

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Nicci Botha
UHC lessons from Obamacare

UHC lessons from Obamacare
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[Nicci Botha] The NHI might have progressed to white paper stage, but South Africa is still stuck in the midst of a healthcare crisis...

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Nicci Botha
Effects of dominance in price

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Photo: Roche
[Nicci Botha] There's been Increased focus on pharmaceutical pricing, both domestically and internationally...

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

Lessons not learnt: Public mental health still in a dismal state
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[Nicci Botha] It appears that the Esidimeni tragedy has not had impact on improving the care of public sector mental health patients...

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Nicci Botha
Trastuzumab and the high cost of cancer treatment

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Photo: Roche
[Nicci Botha] It seems cruel that drugs that can save the lives of thousands of cancer sufferers are so prohibitively expensive...

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Nicci Botha
SA signs innovation agreement with Novartis

Minister of science and technology, Naledi Pandoor
Minister of science and technology, Naledi Pandoor
[Nicci Botha] A high-level MoU on medical research and development has been signed between the SAMRC, the DST and Novartis...

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Nicci Botha
SU's second successful penis transplant

SU's second successful penis transplant[Nicci Botha] Stellenbosch University's faculty of medicine and health sciences announced today that it has performed a second successful penile transplant...

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Nicci Botha
Desperately seeking: A viable healthcare payment system

Desperately seeking: A viable healthcare payment system
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[Nicci Botha] South Africa's private healthcare sector is under severe pressure, particularly with rampant inflation tracking at rates higher than CPI...

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Jessica Tennant
Nick Walker's master plan to cure HIV

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

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Nicci Botha
HPV vaccine is about cancer, not sex

HPV vaccine is about cancer, not sex[Nicci Botha] 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...

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