Nicci Botha
#BizTrends2020: Where tech will take healthcare

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[Nicci Botha] The outdated lone-doctor model where illnesses are treated in siloes has to change. Care has to be outcomes based, it has to be measurable and it has to be tech enabled...

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Nicci Botha
What does HIV look like in South Africa?

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[Nicci Botha] With 2020 just weeks away, how is South Africa faring in achieving the 90-90-90 target in working towards an HIV-free world?

Posted 1 month ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#HASA2019: Collaboration - the art of possible

#HASA2019: Collaboration - the art of possible[Nicci Botha] The Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre (WDGMC) is proof that collaboration between the public and private healthcare sector is not only possible, but has the potential to create a world-class medical services...

Posted 5 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
After NHI - South Africans can still choose medical aids

Dr Chris Archer, CEO of the South African Private Practitioners Forum; moderator, Tanya Cohen, former Business Unity South Africa CEO; Dr Guni Goolab, principal officer, Government Employee Medical Scheme (GEMS); Dr Terence Moodley, board member of Samed; Melanie da Costa, director of strategy and healthcare policy, Netcare; Dr Stavros Nicolaou, chairman of the Pharmaceutical Task Group Dr Anban Pillay, deputy director general, National Department of Health; and Dr Jonathan Broomberg, CEO, Discovery Health
Dr Chris Archer, CEO of the South African Private Practitioners Forum; moderator, Tanya Cohen, former Business Unity South Africa CEO; Dr Guni Goolab, principal officer, Government Employee Medical Scheme (GEMS); Dr Terence Moodley, board member of Samed; Melanie da Costa, director of strategy and healthcare policy, Netcare; Dr Stavros Nicolaou, chairman of the Pharmaceutical Task Group Dr Anban Pillay, deputy director general, National Department of Health; and Dr Jonathan Broomberg, CEO, Discovery Health
[Nicci Botha] One of big questions being asked ever since National Health Insurance (NHI) was first mooted is what medical aids will look like and whether they would even exist under NHI...

Posted 5 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#HASA2019: NHI is a work in progress

Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize
Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize
[Nicci Botha] Despite a campaign from various quarters to undermine the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI), Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize said it is "not a monster coming to destroy everyone"...

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Nicci Botha
#WomensMonth: Do we know what our power is?

Alana James, CEO of The Sunflower Fund and Pippa Hudson of Cape Talk.
Alana James, CEO of The Sunflower Fund and Pippa Hudson of Cape Talk.
[Nicci Botha] Women often talk about power in all sorts of contexts, but do we actually know what our power is? This is the question posed by Alana James, chief executive officer of The Sunflower Fund...

Posted 5 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#bhf2019conference: Doing better with less

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[Nicci Botha] Waste, fraud and abuse across the healthcare spectrum are contributing the high cost of healthcare, and ultimately patients are paying with their lives...

Posted 6 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#bhf2019conference: How blockchain can eliminate fraud, waste & abuse

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[Nicci Botha] The real value of blockchain extends far beyond cryptocurrency. Its applications are being explored as a means to reduce or even eliminate fraud, waste and abuse in healthcare...

Posted 6 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#bhf2019conference: Healthcare as a key driver for economic growth

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[Nicci Botha] Healthcare is often viewed as just a cost that South Africa carries. But it is in fact a key driver of economic activity on a number of fronts...

Posted 6 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#bhf2019conference: UHC - what's working, what's not?

Charles Dalton
Charles Dalton
[Nicci Botha] Is achieving universal health coverage by 2030 a reality or a distant dream?

Posted 6 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#BHF2019Conference: Minister outlines private sector's role in NHI

Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize
Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize
[Nicci Botha] National Health Insurance (NHI) is not merely a consumption expenditure, but a social investment that is a basis for sustainable and inclusive growth...

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Lesley Svenson
Lesley Svenson
[Healthcare] "Cipla are an amazing pharma company who truly care for life and want people to live it to its fullest. We’re excited to tell the stories of 3 incredible South Africans who have lived long and wonderful lives and were willing to share their experiences and wisdom with us – so we can do the same. McCann1886 are very proud of the work we have co-created with Cipla, LifeDesign and the entire team; and hope that everyone who sees them are as touched by these moving stories as we were."

CIPLA Humancare BARNEY from LifeDesign on Vimeo.

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Nicci Botha
Who wants to live forever? It's a matter of maintenance

Aubrey de Grey
Aubrey de Grey
[Nicci Botha] Thanks to lifestyle and medical advancements, the biblical prescription of three score and 10 - or 70 years - as the human lifespan has become a little blurred...

Posted 8 months ago | Like
Boris Dzhingarov
The benefits of online doctor consultations - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] Doctors don't make house calls anymore; these days, the expectation is that if you need to see the doctor, you will travel to them...

Posted 10 months ago | Like
Frank Graewe
Fat grafting in breast cancer reconstruction

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Photo: frankgraewe.com
[Frank Graewe] Fat grafting has become a popular and versatile procedure in plastic surgery. Historically it is not entirely new, we find anecdotal reports and descriptions of fat transplantation as far back as the early 1900s...

Posted 11 months ago | Like
Jessica Tennant
#StartJLM: Reinventing healthcare... it's not as technological as you might think

#StartJLM: Reinventing healthcare... it's not as technological as you might think[Jessica Tennant] On the opening day of Start JLM 2018, Saul Singer, co-author of Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle provided context into the local startup ecosystem, focusing on healthcare, the associated challenges and what he believes is the solution...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Jessica Tennant
#StartupStory: Meet robotic nurse Abby

#StartupStory: Meet robotic nurse Abby[Jessica Tennant] The Embassy of Israel in South Africa recently announced Johannesburg-based entrepreneur Josh Lasker, founding partner of robotic nurse 'Abby' (formerly known as Healthinator) as the winner of the local Start Jerusalem Competition 2018...

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Nicci Botha
First-for-Africa platform will advance gene research

First-for-Africa platform will advance gene research
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[Nicci Botha] Until now, African scientists working on genomics haven't had access to a local storage platform for the immense amount of data their research generates...

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Tom Jackson
6 African health startups chosen for Innovate For Life Fund Accelerator

6 African health startups chosen for Innovate For Life Fund Accelerator[Tom Jackson] Amref Health Africa has selected six African healthcare startups to join its Innovate for Life Fund Accelerator programme, which supports post-revenue entrepreneurs with innovative products tailored to improve primary healthcare...

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