Photo: Roche
#BHFConference: Effects of dominance in price

There's been Increased focus on pharmaceutical pricing, both domestically and internationally. In the UK, two drug companies have been penalised with massive fines for excessive pricing. While locally, Pfizer and Roche are being investigated by the Competition Commission over the price of their cancer drugs.

By Nicci Botha 1 day ago

FMF questions NHI financing model
FMF questions NHI financing model

The latest iteration of the National Health Insurance (NHI) policy paper is no closer to defining how much the scheme will cost and where the money will come from to pay for it.

2 days ago

#BHFConference: Pre-NHI forum to take on medical aid graft
#BHFConference: Pre-NHI forum to take on medical aid graft

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has partnered with the private healthcare industry to create a forum to help detect and prevent corruption and abuse in preparation for National Health Insurance (NHI).

3 days ago

Dr Precious Matsoso, director general, South African National Department of Health
#BHFConference: NHI starts with the children

Findings from its pilot phase will see the implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI) focus on preventing non-communicable disease (NCDS), and meeting the health needs of South African children.

18 Jul 2017

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Thousands of foreign doctors working in rural SA

South African doctors do not want to work in rural areas and a non-profit organisation is meeting the needs of the population by recruiting foreign doctors to work in the deepest parts of the country.

18 Jul 2017

WP Blood app makes donating blood a cinch
WP Blood app makes donating blood a cinch

The Western Province Blood Transfusion Service (WPBTS), in conjunction with NXT Digital Innovation and Tracker, has launched an app called WP Blood to increase participation in blood donation.

17 Jul 2017