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Young entrepreneur fills medical supply gap in rural Africa
Young entrepreneur fills medical supply gap in rural AfricaArticle

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

Children’s health and nutrition is severely affected by the pandemic. Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images
South Africa needs a plan to protect children's health beyond Covid-19Article

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...

Ute Feucht 28 Aug 2020

Nelson Mandela Foundation hosts discussion on making universal healthcare universal
Nelson Mandela Foundation hosts discussion on making universal healthcare universalArticle

"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

Masked Heroes campaign delivers PPE to community-based organisations
Masked Heroes campaign delivers PPE to community-based organisationsArticle

The national Masked Heroes campaign aims to protect and support community care workers (CCWs) during the Covid-19 pandemic...

4 Aug 2020

Collaboration addresses the challenges of Covid-19
Collaboration addresses the challenges of Covid-19Article

"Collaboration between all the stakeholders is the cornerstone of tackling the coronavirus pandemic," this according to Lee Callakoppen, principal officer of Bonitas Medical Fund...

Issued by Bonitas 3 Aug 2020

Alvaro Pereira, OECD Economics Department Country Studies director
Covid-19 pandemic raises the urgency of structural reformsArticle

South Africa responded swiftly to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the sharp drop in activity adds to long-standing challenges and raises the urgency of structural reforms, according to a new report...

31 Jul 2020

A healthcare worker in a protective suit is seen at a quarantine and isolation centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.
How Covid-19 threatens efforts to contain HIV/Aids in South AfricaArticle

When the Covid-19 pandemic began to spread rapidly across the globe, scientists expressed concern that people living with HIV would be particularly severely affected...

Nesri Padayatchi & Kogie Naidoo 21 Jul 2020

8 practical steps for organisations post-Covid-19
8 practical steps for organisations post-Covid-19Article

Covid-19 and the policies aimed at controlling it has changed how we work and what we consume. Major disruptions such as Covid-19 can cause fundamental shifts in social attitudes and beliefs...

Adam Ikdal 15 Jul 2020

Queue of seated outpatients, waiting patiently inside a provincial hospital corridor in Port Elizabeth. Shutterstock
Why people don't get emergency medical care in time: a study in South AfricaArticle

Many medical conditions, such as serious injuries, sepsis and heart attacks, need high quality emergency care quickly - or the patient may die. These time-critical conditions cause around half of all deaths worldwide, it's been estimated, and they are more common in countries with lower incomes...

Justine Ina Davies 13 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: Crossmoor Transport adopts community-based response to Covid-19 crisis
#BizUnity: Crossmoor Transport adopts community-based response to Covid-19 crisisArticle

As part of its community-based response to the crisis, Crossmoor Transport has supported over 2,000 families with food hampers of essential goods and groceries...

Sindy Peters 2 Jul 2020

Challenger Type - The Dramatic Disruptor
Challenger Type - The Dramatic DisruptorArticle

Breaking through by changing behaviour...

Issued by eatbigfish 1 Jun 2020

Partnerships in times of crisis
Partnerships in times of crisisArticle

The current global crisis has highlighted a number of areas, from the need for efficient information management to the need for accurate data gathering for faster medical response...

Amrote Abdella 26 May 2020

Covid-19: How corporates can rise to the occasion and support vulnerable communities
Covid-19: How corporates can rise to the occasion and support vulnerable communitiesArticle

In the face of severe socio-economic realities, what can organisations do to protect and empower our vulnerable communities?

22 May 2020

A health worker drags an electrocardiograph at the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg.
Michele SpatariI/AFP via Getty Images
How South Africa's health system could take a hit from pandemic lawsuitsArticle

As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads around the world, there's been an outpouring of gratitude and support for healthcare professionals...

Keymanthri Moodley & Anita Kleinsmidt 22 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Continued support needed from government, corporates, ordinary citizens
#LockdownLessons: Continued support needed from government, corporates, ordinary citizensArticle

Njombo Lekula, MD at PPC, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 19 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Pandemic reminding us of importance of ubuntu, responsible kindness
#LockdownLessons: Pandemic reminding us of importance of ubuntu, responsible kindnessArticle

Thandazile Precious Nala, marketing manager at Afrika Tikkun, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 13 May 2020

Professor Renata Schoeman
What is our right to health?Article

The public health crisis resulting from Covid-19 has not only turned the spotlight on the basic human right of access to healthcare, but also on the need for people to take personal responsibility for their health...

5 May 2020

Collaboration is crucial for scientists to tackle the COVID-19 epidemic. Getty Images
Coronavirus: never been a more compelling time for African scientists to work togetherArticle

Amid the rising number of deaths from Covid-19, political leadership, health systems and scientific prowess is being tested locally and internationally. The pandemic provides an opportunity for innovation and new scientific discoveries...

Salome Maswime, Collet Dandara & Sudesh Sivarasu 22 Apr 2020

Kumar Uptal
NHI implementation hinges on systems integrator, not technologyArticle

Just how the National Healthcare Insurance (NHI) fund will be implemented is a major cause for concern in the healthcare industry...

Kumar Utpal 21 Apr 2020

SMEs forced into survival mode
SMEs forced into survival modeArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic is putting South African small and medium enterprises under enormous pressure...

20 Apr 2020

epione.net offers free Covid-19 pre-screening symptom checker
epione.net offers free Covid-19 pre-screening symptom checkerArticle

epione.net has built a pre-screening symptom checker into its platform that connects all stakeholders in the healthcare value chain, enabling a seamless patient journey...

9 Apr 2020

The need for data during a pandemic
The need for data during a pandemicArticle

With the current Covid-19 virus placing many countries and their people into lockdown, there is a sudden thirst for data and information...

3 Apr 2020

Our health is our humanity
Our health is our humanityArticle

Human Rights Day is cause for celebration, a recognition of the progress South Africa has made. Our rights make us who we are. But as the spread of coronavirus shows, it is our right to health that is at the crux of everything...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 23 Mar 2020

Why a one-size-fits-all approach to Covid-19 could have lethal consequences
Why a one-size-fits-all approach to Covid-19 could have lethal consequencesArticle

Suppose you had the choice between two health policies, A and B. Policy A would result in the death of a lot of elderly people...

Alex Broadbent and Benjamin T H Smart 23 Mar 2020

A vendor distributes newspapers wearing a face mask as a preventive measure against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Nairobi, Kenya. Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images
Society's most vulnerable will be hit as Covid-19 cases rise in poorer economiesArticle

As travellers cancel flights, businesses ask workers to stay home, and stocks fall, a global health crisis becomes a global economic crisis. In any health crisis, our first concern is (and should be) with the health of those affected...

David Evans & Mead Over 17 Mar 2020

Africa is way behind the curve in managing heart disease: here's a new approach
Africa is way behind the curve in managing heart disease: here's a new approachArticle

The burden of non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan African is growing because of factors such as demographic changes and increases in life expectancy...

Martin Heine 13 Feb 2020

The analgesic Grand-pa is among the most common pharmatrash in this study. Rebecca Hodes
Medical waste offers insights into South Africa's use of pharmaceuticalsArticle

Much of what we know about human history comes from studying things that have been discarded. The archaeology of dumpsites and middens has long informed us about societies and their pasts...

Rebecca Hodes 12 Feb 2020

Testing times for China’s healthcare system. Alex Plavevski/EPA
Coronavirus: how health and politics have always been inextricably linked in ChinaArticle

Since the onset of the Chinese revolution in the early 20th century, public health objectives have been an integral part of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) ideology...

Xun Zhou 5 Feb 2020

Three healthcare technologies which could revolutionise the industry in the next decade
Three healthcare technologies which could revolutionise the industry in the next decadeArticle

What will the new decade bring in terms of healthcare, and which exciting new technologies will revolutionise the industry over the coming years?...

Issued by Lebrau Press 3 Feb 2020

Wise releases results of Global Education Barometer
Wise releases results of Global Education BarometerArticle

Coinciding with the International Day of Education, Wise has released an extensive study on the views of young people. Conducted by Ipsos, the survey was undertaken in 20 countries across the globe, in order to understand how youth perceive their education and how prepared and confident they feel in their future...

24 Jan 2020

ADA compliance is a must for healthcare: Here's why empathy is important too
ADA compliance is a must for healthcare: Here's why empathy is important tooArticle

Since 2014, at least four major healthcare companies have been named in website accessibility lawsuits for violations of Title III guidelines in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 22 Jan 2020

Court develops common law allowing for services as compensation for future medical damages
Court develops common law allowing for services as compensation for future medical damagesArticle

In a recent landmark judgment, MSM obo KBM v The Member of the Executive Council for Health, Gauteng Provincial Government, the Gauteng High Court handed down a ruling in December 2019 in which it developed the common law to allow for payment of future damages by providing services instead of money in certain medical negligence cases involving State hospitals...

Sandra Sithole 20 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: Telemedicine makes healthcare more accessibleArticle

Forty-three percent of South Africa's population lives in rural regions, with just one physician responsible for 7,700 people, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). With limited options, telemedicine has the potential to make healthcare far more accessible, as technology evolves...

Helen Weber 6 Jan 2020

Frank Hester, CEO, TPP Healthcare
#AfricaCom: AI's role in combatting inequalities in healthcareArticle

Globally, the challenge of any healthcare system is to deliver consistent services across the board, whether it's in a big city or a rural setting...

Nicci Botha 14 Nov 2019

Rural economies demand more sophisticated employee benefits
Rural economies demand more sophisticated employee benefitsArticle

Agriculture and allied business is set to enter a new phase of strategic re-alignment, and will have to re-calibrate their thinking to meet new challenges and embrace the opportunities of the future, including those for rural economies.

20 Sep 2019

Barry Childs
SA fares reasonably well in global NHI perspectiveArticle

South Africans are often too introspective, forgetting to examine how the rest of the world has implemented widely-differing models of universal health cover, says healthcare actuary, Barry Childs...

4 Sep 2019

Public urged to engage with NHI Bill
Public urged to engage with NHI BillArticle

Cabinet has called on members of the public to engage the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, which is currently before Parliament.

22 Aug 2019

Image source: Getty/Gallo
NHI one step closer to universal coverageArticle

The much anticipated National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill has officially been released by Parliament - paving the way for public participation and engagement on it...

8 Aug 2019

Community clinic opens in Pretoria East
Community clinic opens in Pretoria EastArticle

The Cipla Foundation, in partnership with Intercare, the Kungwini Welfare Organisation, and the Dutch Reformed Church of Tygerpoort, have announced the launch of the Tshwenyega Community Clinic in Tshwane...

Issued by Cipla 1 Aug 2019

International migrants often struggle to access healthcare. Shutterstock
Migrants must be part of South Africa's universal health plan. Here's whyArticle

Seven years ago the United Nations (UN) endorsed universal health coverage as key to sustainable development and global security...

Sasha Frade & Jo Vearey 30 Jul 2019

Sapics 2019 puts the spotlight on healthcare supply chain challenges
Sapics 2019 puts the spotlight on healthcare supply chain challengesArticle

"In a world in which around 1 billion people have little to no access to healthcare and 6.3 million children die each year primarily from preventable diseases, it is critical that the supply chain community shares lessons and know-how that can help to increase access to quality healthcare, especially at the last mile...."

9 May 2019

Why fixing primary healthcare is crucial to making South Africa healthier
Why fixing primary healthcare is crucial to making South Africa healthierArticle

By some measures - healthy life expectancy, obesity and depression, among others - South Africa is the unhealthiest country on earth. That's a sobering fact to consider. How has the country got here?

Bob Mash 10 Apr 2019

Image source: Getty/Gallo Images
Regulating telemedicine in South AfricaArticle

Telemedicine services will gain more traction and prominence in the South African healthcare environment in the coming months and years...

19 Mar 2019

30 years of the World Wide Web
30 years of the World Wide WebArticle

To mark the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web, Cisco quizzed over 11,000 survey respondents to find out what the Web has made possible for them...

12 Mar 2019

Image source: Getty/Gallo
Gauteng Health signs MoU with medical aid schemesArticle

The Gauteng Department of Health (GDOH), in partnership with medical aid schemes and their administrators, has officially signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a public-private partnership...

7 Mar 2019

Raihana Asral/Shutterstock
Antibiotic resistance: public awareness campaigns might not workArticle

Pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses and protozoa, are becoming ever more resistant to drugs. People speed up this natural process by over-using antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs in medicine and agriculture..

Marco Haenssgen 6 Mar 2019

Zipline drone distribution centre, Rwanda.
#DesignIndaba2019: Bringing 'Wakanda' to life with life-saving dronesArticle

How an American and Rwandan partnership brought the mythical 'Wakanda' to life by harnessing drone technology to deliver life-saving medical supplies...

Louise Marsland 1 Mar 2019

Kelly du Plessis, CEO: Rare Diseases SA
NHI is an opportunity to access orphan drugsArticle

Government's National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme represents a substantial policy shift to restructure healthcare and secure universal health coverage for all South Africans...

28 Feb 2019

Two new rural clinics open in Eastern Cape
Two new rural clinics open in Eastern CapeArticle

Government has opened two new state-of-the-art clinics in rural Eastern Cape as it moves towards universal access to healthcare...

26 Feb 2019

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