Nicci Botha
#WorldAIDSDay2017: Preying on hope

Professor Kaymanthri Moodley, director, Centre for Medical Ethics & Law, Stellenbosch University. Photo: YouTube
Professor Kaymanthri Moodley, director, Centre for Medical Ethics & Law, Stellenbosch University. Photo: YouTube
[Nicci Botha] At the turn of the century, and influenced by his distrust of Western medicine, then-president Thabo Mbeki lost the plot. amid much media coverage, he proclaimed that HIV didn't cause Aids...

Posted 15 days ago | Like
Nicci Botha
Challenging bad medicine: How to use the media effectively

Photo: 10:23 campaign
Photo: 10:23 campaign
[Nicci Botha] Here's an interesting factoid for you - 10:23 is the saturation point at which the original substance is so diluted that can no longer be detected in a solution....

Posted 17 days ago | Like
Nicci Botha
How the ASA became a medicine regulator, and almost lost its shirt

How the ASA became a medicine regulator, and almost lost its shirt
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[Nicci Botha] We've all seen them. Those product ads promising hope in a bottle for guaranteed weight loss or some other miracle cure...

Posted 23 days ago | Like
Frank Graewe
World's first successful penile transplant at Tygerberg

World's first successful penile transplant at Tygerberg[Frank Graewe] A team of pioneering surgeons from Stellenbosch University (SU) and Tygerberg Hospital in Belville performed the first successful penile transplant in the world in a marathon nine-hour operation...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Frank Graewe
Breakthrough craniofacial surgery performed at Tygerberg Academic Hospital

Breakthrough craniofacial surgery performed at Tygerberg Academic Hospital[Frank Graewe] Professor Frank Graewe teamed up with the World Craniofacial Foundation and Smile Foundation SA to help give normal lives to two African girls who suffered from serious skull defects...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Frank Graewe
Breakthrough craniofacial surgery: Round 2

Akikere: before and after
Akikere: before and after
[Frank Graewe] Almost a year after undergoing life-changing operations for serious skull defects, two young girls returned to South Africa for their final surgeries...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Frank Graewe
CSI in the health sector - why is it important?

Prof. Frank Graewe
Prof. Frank Graewe
[Frank Graewe] There will always be charitable initiatives in the health sector - as long as there are people who are in need, but who face limited access...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
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...

Posted 2 months ago | Like
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...

Posted 2 months ago | Like
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...

Posted 2 months ago | Like
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...

Posted 2 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#HASA2017: Lessons in medical ethics

Sheri Fink, author of Five Days at Memorial. Photo:
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[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...

Posted 3 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
KZN gets ultimatum to fix health crisis

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

Posted 3 months ago | Like
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...

Posted 3 months ago | Like
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...

Posted 4 months ago | Like
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...

Posted 4 months ago | Like
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...

Posted 4 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
Effects of dominance in price

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

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