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What South Africa is doing to protect and share traditional medicine resources

African traditional medicine is gaining attention and innovation interest despite the advances in modern medicine...

By Adeyemi Oladapo Aremu, Martha Pinkoane & Tozama Qwebani-Ogunleye 2 days ago

Environmental surveillane could provide an earlier and clearer picture for public health interventions

If there was any doubt, the coronavirus pandemic has clearly revealed that we inhabit a world where people, animals and environments are interconnected and interdependent...

By Dr Eunice Ubomba-Jaswa and Dr Nonhlanhla Kalebaila 23 Sep 2020

New partnership to build advanced predictive testing for blood cancer multiple myeloma

By combining genomic testing and next generation sequencing technology, a new partnership aims to advance predictive tests for multiple myeloma (MM)...

23 Sep 2020

Only one in 10 medical treatments are backed by high-quality evidence

When you visit your doctor, you might assume that the treatment they prescribe has solid evidence to back it up. But you'd be wrong...

By Jeremy Howick 23 Sep 2020

Medical scheme industry's response to Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic prompted a rapid response from medical schemes to find ways to assist their members, while still maintaining compliance with the very tight regulatory framework that governs the funding industry...

22 Sep 2020

Drone tech helps boost healthcare supply chains

Health workers serving remote communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) must often undertake a six-day return journey to collect vaccines...

22 Sep 2020

Covid-19 and HIV: so far it seems the outcome is not what was feared

Based on official figures - which may be somewhat under reported - Covid-19 has not been as devastating in South Africa as initially feared...

By Burtram C. Fielding 21 Sep 2020

Drone technology helps boost healthcare supply chains in Africa

Drone technology is offering a lifesaving solution to the challenges, including helping to ensure that cold chains are maintained, and vaccine quality is not compromised...

21 Sep 2020

Will medical negligence cases spike post Covid-19?

South African courts already see a large number of medical malpractice/negligence cases every day. Now, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, our already stretched health system is at capacity...

By Mthokozisi Maphumulo 17 Sep 2020

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