Mpact coughs up new solutions for medical packaging
Mpact coughs up new solutions for medical packaging

Mpact Plastics produces a range of high-clarity PET and conventional PVC medical round bottles aimed at the pharmaceutical industry.

Issued by Mpact Plastics 21 hours ago

#AfricaMonth: Taking nursing high tech
#AfricaMonth: Taking nursing high tech

Healthcare is getting increasingly high tech, and nurses in Africa are at the forefront of using innovative solutions to improve patient care.

1 day ago

Busting the two biggest myths about your immune system
Busting the two biggest myths about your immune system

Winter is here, and that gets us thinking about our immune system, and what we need to do to boost it, so that it helps us avoid colds and flu, or at least recover from them more quickly.

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 2 days ago

How can private healthcare contribute to NHI?
How can private healthcare contribute to NHI?

The private healthcare sector needs to firm up its collaboration effort to the National Health Insurance (NHI) programme in a way that is relevant for members and patients, and overall healthcare general population - as this is aligned to the principles of universal health coverage (UHC).

2 days ago

Caregivers need to be educated on the importance of routine nutrition screening and interventions. Photo: Shutterstock
South Africa's effort to improve child health is having teething problems

Understanding children's nutritional status is important. Globally, nearly half of all deaths in children under five are caused by malnutrition. This is due to a lack of sufficient and nutritious food as well as a range of other factors such as healthcare, education, sanitation and hygiene.

By Renée Blaauw and Lisanne du Plessis 2 days ago

Meet the speakers thus far: 19th Annual BHF Conference 17-20 June 2018
Meet the speakers thus far: 19th Annual BHF Conference 17-20 June 2018

We are excited to announce the speaker line up for the 19th annual BHF conference, themed Putting the healthcare citizen first | Pushing the boundaries of the impossible, the Conference will be held at Sun City from 17-20 June 2018.

Issued by Board of Healthcare Funders 3 days ago

Photo: Oupa Nkosi
Why is this 290-bed North West hospital catering for just 19 patients?

The National Health, Education and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) has threatened to make its strike in North West a national issue if Premier Supra Mahumapelo does not resign.

By Pontsho Pilane 3 days ago

Professor Ian Sanne, head and principal investigator at the Clinical HIV Research Unit (CHRU)
SA leads the way in Aids research and treatment

South Africa's contribution to the research and treatment of HIV/Aids is significant. Successful clinical trials in the country have led to the registration of over 30 medicines for HIV, and a 95% reduction in mortality and a major reduction in HIV transmission.

3 days ago

TAG calls for public support for Tobacco Bill
TAG calls for public support for Tobacco Bill

Internationally, World No Tobacco Day is commemorated on 31 May 2018, and this year in the run-up to the day, the TAG Tobacco, Alcohol and Gambling Advisory, Advocacy and Action Group encourages South Africans to support the proposed Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill, as there are areas that need improving and strengthening.

21 May 2018

Department places over 1,500 medical interns
Department places over 1,500 medical interns

The Department of Health has placed over 1,500 medical interns and 1,300 community service doctors for the 2018 and 2019 annual cycle.

21 May 2018

South Africans urged to have their blood pressure tested regularly
South Africans urged to have their blood pressure tested regularly

Globally, it is estimated that approximately 7.5 million people die annually from complications due to high blood pressure (also known as hypertension). The Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa estimates that more than one in every three South African adults is currently living with hypertension, a condition that is responsible for as much as 50% of reported strokes and 40% of heart attacks.

Issued by Cipla 21 May 2018

Creating business communities for African unity
Creating business communities for African unity

The run-up to the 55th Africa Day, celebrated annually on 25 May in parts of Africa and around the world in commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now the African Union), is an ideal time to reflect on the opportunities presented by a new collective zeitgeist happening in Africa.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 21 May 2018

Mark Arnold, principal officer of Resolution Health Medical Scheme
Act could redress medical scheme sustainability issues

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has hinted at a number of reforms that directly address challenges of sustainability that the medical schemes industry is currently facing.

21 May 2018