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Dustin Homer, director: client solutions for Fraym
Africa's growing healthcare insurance market

Rising levels of education, improving salaries and rapid urbanisation mean that health insurers and the private healthcare facilities they work with are commanding an increasing share of health services in Africa...

By Dustin Homer 17 Apr 2018

Malpractice claims on the rise
Malpractice claims on the rise

There's been an "explosion" of medical malpractice litigation claims in the country over the past few years, with warnings that the compassion-based practice of medicine is being replaced by defensive medicine and mistrust...

17 Apr 2018

Sheraan Amod, founder of RecoMed
Powering the future of healthcare bookings

A health services online booking system developed by a local tech entrepreneur has got the thumbs up from Discovery for its inhouse wellness programme...

By Nicci Botha 16 Apr 2018

Flu shots on the go with Discovery Health and Uber
Flu shots on the go with Discovery Health and Uber

With winter and the dreaded flu season around the corner, Discovery Health has teamed up with Uber to provide flu shots on-demand...

16 Apr 2018

Ghanaian startup crowned 2018 Seedstars Global Winner
Ghanaian startup crowned 2018 Seedstars Global Winner

Ghanaian startup, AgroCenta, was crowned the 2018 Seedstars Global Winner at the fifth edition of the Seedstars Summit which took place on Thursday, 12 April 2018...

16 Apr 2018

[EXCLUSIVE] North West could run out of medicine within days
[EXCLUSIVE] North West could run out of medicine within days

North West hospitals and clinics could run out of medicine in just days as a go-slow at its central medicine depot enters its second month, provincial communications Tebogo Lekgethwane has confirmed...

By Nelisiwe Msomi 13 Apr 2018

Understanding the link between HIV and preterm births
Understanding the link between HIV and preterm births

One in seven babies born prematurely in South Africa are born prematurely. Furthermore, approximately 250,000 babies are born to HIV positive mothers every year...

13 Apr 2018

Gaffi draws up 'essential' list of diagnostic tests
Gaffi draws up 'essential' list of diagnostic tests

Experts from 27 countries have developed consensus on which diagnostic tests should be deemed 'essential' by the World Health Organisation...

12 Apr 2018

#OneShow2018: Health, Wellness and Pharma finalists revealed!
#OneShow2018: Health, Wellness and Pharma finalists revealed!

Finalists in the 'health, wellness and pharma' category have been revealed for One Show 2017, with one SA entry making the grade...

12 Apr 2018

#OneShow2018: Design finalists revealed!
#OneShow2018: Design finalists revealed!

Finalists in the 'design' category have been revealed for One Show 2018, with three entries from one SA agency making the grade...

12 Apr 2018

Dr Katlego Mothudi, managing director, Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa
Putting the health citizen at the centre of UHC

As healthcare systems worldwide evolve towards universal health coverage (UHC), there must be a move beyond technical policy evidence...

12 Apr 2018

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general at the WHO
One billion yellow fever vaccinations in Africa by 2026

A collaborative - between the WHO, Gavi - the Vaccine Alliance, Unicef and more than 50 health partners - aims to vaccinate nearly one billion Africans against yellow fever in 27 high-risk countries by 2026...

11 Apr 2018

Putting TB on the political agenda
Putting TB on the political agenda

It's been more than 100 years since Dr Robert Koch discovered the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB), yet it continues to be the top infectious killer in the world today, claiming over 4,500 lives daily.

11 Apr 2018

20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa
20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

Health tax deterrent goes up in smoke
Health tax deterrent goes up in smoke

The increase in excise tax on tobacco products above the inflation rate, announced in the Budget Speech in February, was erroneously lauded by tobacco control lobbyists...

11 Apr 2018

Herbex makes unproven claims about weight loss products
Herbex makes unproven claims about weight loss products

Advertising Standards Authority uses its fangs again after years of litigation...

By Anne Cebulski and Eryn Scannell 10 Apr 2018

Cipla Foundation's David Grier takes on the Great Wall of China - again
Cipla Foundation's David Grier takes on the Great Wall of China - again

Extreme explorer, Cipla Foundation trustee and ambassador, David Grier, embarked on 28 March to run the full length of the Great Wall of China to create awareness for the Ignite Hope initiative...

Issued by Cipla 10 Apr 2018

Dr Folake Olayinka
Nigeria: Political will and investment in immunisation are critical elements for a healthy future

During a visit to Nigeria, Bill Gates urged leaders, government and traditional, and the private sector to commit to helping children be healthy..

By Dr Folake Olayinka 10 Apr 2018

WHO offers regional support in listeriosis crisis
WHO offers regional support in listeriosis crisis

The possibility of listeriosis spreading beyond South Africa's borders has prompted the World Health Organisation (WHO) to offer preparedness and response support to 16 African nations...

10 Apr 2018

An ethical dilemma for doctors: When is it OK to prescribe opioids?
An ethical dilemma for doctors: When is it OK to prescribe opioids?

America's opioid crisis is getting worse. The role of prescription opioids has both the medical establishment and the government justifiably worried...

By Travis N Rieder 9 Apr 2018

Professor Mkhululi Lukhele, acting head of department, Gauteng Health
Department promises extra vigilance on mental health NGOs

Having learnt lessons from the Life Esidimeni tragedy, the Gauteng Department has taken extraordinary measures to increase the number of audits at mental health NGOs...

9 Apr 2018

Winners of #MySchool20 campaign announced
Winners of #MySchool20 campaign announced

Marking its 20th anniversary in 2017, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet launched its social media-driven #MySchool20 campaign. The 20 winning customers and their 20 favourite causes have now been announced...

9 Apr 2018

Clicks opens 500th pharmacy
Clicks opens 500th pharmacy

Retail chain Clicks is celebrating the opening its 500th pharmacy at Clicks Park Station in Johannesburg.

6 Apr 2018

SU involved in developing predictive TB blood test
SU involved in developing predictive TB blood test

A new blood test that can predict tuberculosis (TB) up to two years before its onset in people at high risk of developing the disease has a South African connection...

6 Apr 2018

Digital is the way to go for hospitals
Digital is the way to go for hospitals

To patients, hospitals are regarded as sanctums of healing, but the truth is private sector facilities must also be sustainable businesses...

By Peter Mills 6 Apr 2018

Ummy Mwalimu, Tanzanian health, community development, gender, elderly and children minister
Few cancer cases make it to hospital in Tanzania

Only 13,000 of the people diagnosed with cancer each year in Tanzania report to hospital for treatment...

By Syriacus Buguzi 5 Apr 2018

Dr Caradee Wright, senior specialist scientist at the South African Medical Research Council
Climate change and its affect on healthcare systems

Between 2030 and 2050, climate change will result in 250,000 additional deaths per year...

5 Apr 2018

Four ways entrepreneurs can avoid sick days
Four ways entrepreneurs can avoid sick days

Unlike those in regular employment, you can't call up and have a day off sick when you've your own business to run, particularly in the early stages when you may be managing things all by yourself...

Issued by Monetary Library 4 Apr 2018

Researchers say use of artificial intelligence in medicine raises ethical questions
Researchers say use of artificial intelligence in medicine raises ethical questions

Artificial intelligence is hard at work crunching health data to improve diagnostics and help doctors make better decisions for their patients. But...

By Patricia Hannon 4 Apr 2018

South Africa has a health workforce in crisis. Photo: Nic Bothma/EPA
Better health services rest on building trust among healthcare workers

A health system that communities experience as uncaring and unaccountable undermines and ultimately destroys trust in the health system...

By Veloshnee Govender 4 Apr 2018

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