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Sustainable interoperability is key to quality integrated public healthcare in South Africa

South Africa's public sector healthcare institutions do not have the budget needed to implement progressive e-health strategies, such as collating patient records across different facilities in a simple and transparent manner...

By Shiraaz Joosub 16 Sep 2020

How built environment practitioners play a key role in public health

During the second AfriSam SAIA Sustainable Design Awards webinar, Professor Tolullah Oni, a public health physician-scientist and urban epidemiologist, discussed how trans-disciplinary urban design can help build better African livelihoods and cities...

15 Sep 2020

Elective surgeries - the disruption, the trends and back to business unusual

In spite of the Covid-19 rate of infection, elective surgery has been given the green light and it's back to business - albeit with strict protocols in place to safeguard staff as well as patients...

Issued by Bonitas 15 Sep 2020

Helderberg Hospice accredited a fifth time

Sheer grit and determination on behalf of all members of staff at the Helderberg Hospice in Somerset West in the Western Cape was required, and delivered, for the facility to receive its fifth accreditation in the middle of a global pandemic...

Issued by COHSASA 9 Sep 2020

Young entrepreneur fills medical supply gap in rural Africa

After identifying a need for medical consumables and disposables to difficult-to-deliver regions and rural communities across Africa, Tony McPherson launched McPherson Trading, a tender based procurement consultancy to help fill this gap...

9 Sep 2020

Sub-Saharan Africans increase healthy habits to beat the virus

Covid-19 has prompted many of us to examine our health, with 63% of people around the world reporting that coronavirus has encouraged them to seriously consider their levels of health and fitness...

Issued by Borderless Access 31 Aug 2020

Indoor air pollution more toxic than outdoors

SA pharmacist Giulia Criscuolo says eliminating indoor, airborne allergens by using essential oil sprays such as Puressentiel may counter respiratory allergies, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by Leap Communications 28 Aug 2020

Send Clicks vouchers directly to the phone of someone in need

New digital gift vouchers from Clicks make it easier to send money for essential hygiene items, healthcare services and over-the-counter medicines to those who need it most...

28 Aug 2020

South Africa needs a plan to protect children's health beyond Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a head-on challenge to even the most solid health systems in the world. In South Africa its onset collided with the already existing quadruple burden of disease...

By Ute Feucht 28 Aug 2020

Pelvic floor damage affects both men and women and can be treated - urologist

Trauma to the pelvic area caused by car accidents, surgery, obesity, overuse of supporting muscles and age may result in pelvic floor damage in both men and women and can often be treated, according to a leading urologist...

Issued by Leap Communications 27 Aug 2020

Local biotech company seeks government support, as it launches new Covid-19 testing technology that will allow for affordable mass testing

Cape Town-based Biotech Africa is launching a new testing platform that will allow for the ultra-high throughput of Covid-19 tests, at a fraction of the current testing costs...

Issued by Ninety9cents 25 Aug 2020

Nelson Mandela Foundation hosts discussion on making universal healthcare universal

"Covid-19 has laid bare the structures which condemn millions of people in Africa to lives of what Frantz Fanon called many years ago 'wretchedness'."

21 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Reflections from leading women in health in Africa

Women leaders in the healthcare sector discussed possible solutions to drive gender equity, the need to achieve growth and foster innovation for better health outcomes across the continent as part of the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) 2020 Dialogues series.

19 Aug 2020

Technology can help people manage their diabetes - case study shows it's not being used

Non-communicable diseases are the leading cause of death globally. There's no cure for most of them, such as diabetes. Rather, they're controlled through lifelong medical treatment...

18 Aug 2020

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