Mediclinic shines in quality care - COHSASATwo Mediclinic hospitals - Mediclinic Welkom and Mediclinic Vergelegen - have each achieved the highest accreditation award available from the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA). Both hospitals have achieved a four-year accreditation award which signifies they have maintained standards of excellence over time. 11 Nov 2014 Read more >>

Latest COHSASA accreditations - COHSASAThe following hospitals and healthcare facilities have been awarded accreditation by the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA). This means the healthcare organisations have entered a quality improvement programme and have been assessed against, and have met, internationally recognised standards. 23 Sep 2014 Read more >>

COHSASA expresses condolences on death of colleague in M17 disaster - COHSASAThe Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA) wishes to express its profound sadness at the death of a Member of its Board and renowned HIV/AIDS specialist, Professor Joep Lange, who died tragically in the Malaysian Airlines Ukraine crash on Thursday 17th July 2014. 23 Jul 2014 Read more >>

Latest COHSASA accreditation awards - COHSASAThe following hospitals and healthcare facilities have been awarded full accreditation by the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), a not-for-profit company (NPC) based in Cape Town. 10 Mar 2014 Read more >>

Historical day for health care in Botswana - COHSASAHistory in Botswana healthcare was made in Gaborone last week when South African quality improvement and accreditation organisation, COHSASA (the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa) and Boitekanelo College signed a memorandum of agreement to join forces. 4 Mar 2014 Read more >>

Schwella appointed as chairman of the COHSASA board - COHSASAErwin Schwella, professor of Public Leadership at Stellenbosch University, has been appointed chairman of the board of the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA). 31 Jan 2014 Read more >>

COHSASA's latest healthcare accreditations - COHSASAThe following hospitals and healthcare facilities have been awarded accreditation by the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), a not-for-profit organisation based in Cape Town. This means the healthcare organisations have entered a quality improvement programme and have been assessed against, and have met, standards that are recognised by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua). It also means that the facilities listed below are well placed to provide quality and safe care to the communities it serves. 18 Dec 2013 Read more >>

COHSASA introduces four-year accreditation award - COHSASAThe Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA) has introduced a new four-year award to give appropriate recognition to healthcare facilities in its quality improvement and accreditation programme that show consistently high standards over a period of time. 18 Sep 2013 Read more >>

The Council for Health Service Accreditation (COHSASA) has issued its latest accreditation awards to healthcare facilities in Africa, including the King Faisal Hospital in Kigali, Rwanda. 6 Jun 2013 Read more >>

The first edition of 'SafeCare Standards' for clinics and health centres in resource-restricted settings has been accredited by the prestigious International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) known as the 'accreditor of accreditors.' SafeCare offers a unique set of standards that are realistic for resource-restricted settings while not compromising on quality levels. This has now been acknowledged by this official accreditation of the standards. 14 Mar 2013 Read more >>

The healthcare facilities below have each received a three-year Accreditation Award from COHSASA (The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa) which means that they are compliant with internationally accredited standards. A three-year accreditation means that these facilities have consistently maintained their levels of standards compliance between external surveys. 13 Mar 2013 Read more >>

COHSASA records a successful seven-year history working with the HPCA (Hospice Palliative Care Association) of South Africa. There are currently 27 hospices accredited to internationally recognised standards in South Africa. 26 Feb 2013 Read more >>

The following hospitals and healthcare facilities have been awarded accreditation by the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA). This means the healthcare organisations have entered a quality improvement programme and have been assessed against, and have met, internationally recognised standards. 23 Nov 2012 Read more >>

The following facilities have been measured against international health quality standards and have been accredited by COHSASA (the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa) following a board meeting on August 17, 2012. 27 Aug 2012 Read more >>

The following facilities have received accreditation awards from the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA). This is a not-for-profit organisation which has been working in South Africa for the past 17 years to improve the standard of healthcare in facilities. 28 May 2012 Read more >>

New foundation aims to improve health care delivery in developing countries - COHSASAThree organisations from three different continents have taken the next step in their commitment and dedication to improve the safety and quality of health care provided in resource-restricted countries. 20 Feb 2012 Read more >>

Africans have a choice not to accept sub-standard care and filthy facilities from healthcare providers and are as entitled to safe healthcare as anyone living in Europe or the United States. 22 Mar 2011 Read more >>

An international initiative spanning three continents that will provide healthcare facilities in resource-restricted settings with a means to improve service delivery will be launched at a conference in Cape Town today. 18 Mar 2011 Read more >>

Making patient safety a priority in hospitals and clinics meant there had to be a change of mindset at the highest level so that even respected surgeons worked through basic safety checklists before they operated, Dr Carmen Audera-Lopez from the WHO's Patient Safety Programme said in Cape Town on March 10, 2011. 17 Mar 2011 Read more >>

An African network of healthcare policy-makers focusing on patient safety has been established following a landmark conference on basic healthcare standards in Cape Town. 16 Mar 2011 Read more >>

Hospitals and clinics in South Africa face audits, and penalties will be applied if they do not meet basic healthcare standards. 15 Mar 2011 Read more >>

Top South African healthcare evaluation and standards setting body, the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA) this week received a third successive thumbs-up as a competent accrediting body from the international watchdog on health standards and accreditation, the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua). 18 Feb 2011 Read more >>

COHSASA & PharmAccess Foundation enter joint venture to improve patient care in disadvantaged areas - COHSASAHealthcare improvement organisations join forces to implement safety and quality standards of care in facilities in resource-poor countries. 27 Oct 2010 Read more >>