BMI Healthcare hospital
Netcare to restructure UK business

Netcare planned to restructure its UK business after buying out minority shareholders, CEO Richard Friedland said on Monday after the private hospital network reported that it had written down the value of its operation in the UK by R5.6bn amid tough trading conditions.

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Swimming with dolphins in virtual reality to aid disabled
Swimming with dolphins in virtual reality to aid disabled

Swimming with wild dolphins is something most can only dream of, and jumping into pools with captive animals has become increasingly controversial with environmentalists condemning it as cruel.

1 day ago

Mediclinic calls quits on Spire takeover
Mediclinic calls quits on Spire takeover

Mediclinic International on Monday morning halted its takeover bid for its London-listed associate Spire Healthcare.

By Robert Laing 1 day ago

Efforts to tackle AMR on farms and in food systems gaining momentum
Efforts to tackle AMR on farms and in food systems gaining momentum

Due to strong backing by governments and technical support boosting national capacities to respond to the spread of antimicrobial resistant pathogens on farms and in food systems, efforts to confront the problem are gaining momentum, according to FAO.

2 days ago

2017 GAP Innovation Competition winners revealed
2017 GAP Innovation Competition winners revealed

Recognising and rewarding innovative ideas that have the potential to significantly impact the Gauteng economy, the 2017 GAP Innovation Competition winners in each category have been announced.

2 days ago

Photo: Toledo Blade
Queering the healthcare space

Public health facilities are missing an opportunity to reduce HIV transmission because they are ill-equipped to meet the needs of men who have sex with men (MSM). Respondents to a study related experiences which drove them to hide their identity or seek services elsewhere.

2 days ago

MediFin announces its Top Loyalty Doctors for 2017
MediFin announces its Top Loyalty Doctors for 2017

MediFin Financial Services, a pioneer in the medical finance industry, has awarded their Most Loyal Partners. The awards recognise business partners that display great customer service, strategic alliance, and top affiliate behaviour. "We believe in building strong relationships and have always tried to find ways in which we could recognise and honour our referral partners. These awards allow us to do just that," says Jason Fester, MediFin Marketing Manager.

Issued by Medifin Financial Services 17 Nov 2017

Photo: Mims
Pembrolizumab gets regulatory go-ahead

MSD's cancer drug, Pembrolizumab, has received regulatory approval by the Medicines Control Council (now South African Health Products Regulatory Authority) in South Africa.

17 Nov 2017

Call for applicants for Digital Health Cape Town's accelerator programme
Call for applicants for Digital Health Cape Town's accelerator programme

Designed to foster local ehealth innovation, Digital Health Cape Town (DHCT) has opened applications for its accelerator programme.

17 Nov 2017

Hospitals groups' chokehold is stifling affordable private healthcare
Hospitals groups' chokehold is stifling affordable private healthcare

The big private hospital groups are restraining the growth and development of independent day hospitals by using their resources and muscle.

16 Nov 2017

Dr Sifiso Mtshali
KZN head of health scapegoated in health system collapse

The head of health in KwaZulu-Natal, Dr Sifiso Mtshali, has been suspended by the province's premier, Willies Mchunu, who cites the collapse of the health system in the province, particularly oncology services, as the reason. However, the South African Medical Association (Sama) believes this is a case of scapegoating as the problems in KZN's public health sector predate Mtshali's appointment.

16 Nov 2017

Clement Chinaka, MD of Old Mutual Corporate
The downside of the digital era: Poor lifestyle and stress induced diseases

The so-called fourth industrial has reshaped the way we work and live, but the digital era is also taking a toll on our health, particularly in the workplace.

15 Nov 2017

Health minister, Aaron Motsoaledi
NHI could mean uncomfortable trade-offs, Davis Tax Committee warns

The government's current proposals for National Health Insurance (NHI) are unlikely to be sustainable unless there is sustained economic growth, and may require trade-offs with other ambitions, the Davis Tax Committee has warned.

By Tamar Kahn 15 Nov 2017