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Medical doctors are making the transition to virtual medicine and digitise their practices
Medical doctors are making the transition to virtual medicine and digitise their practicesArticle

Developed and presented by Henley Business School Africa, the unique six-week course is designed to help medical doctors especially transition to virtual medicine and digitise their practices in the process...

Issued by Henley Business School 20 Apr 2021

South African healthcare workers are at high risk of contracting hepatitis B
South African healthcare workers are at high risk of contracting hepatitis BArticle

South African healthcare workers were found to be at high risk of contracting hepatitis B, even though a vaccine can provide life-long immunity...

13 Apr 2021

Plans for the NWU Medical School on track
Plans for the NWU Medical School on trackArticle

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the enormous stress and burden placed on South Africa's medical professionals have dramatically strengthened the North-West University's case for a medical school in North West...

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 8 Apr 2021

Tech and Covid: Streamlining the vaccination process through technology
Tech and Covid: Streamlining the vaccination process through technologyArticle

The electronic vaccine data system (EVDS) allows South Africans to register online to receive their Covid-19 vaccination...

Jessie Taylor, Issued by Topco Media 1 Apr 2021

Health minister, Zweli Mkhize
Covid-19 online vaccination registration opens to healthcare workersArticle

Healthcare workers can now register for their Covid-19 vaccine on the Department of Health's online portal

3 Feb 2021

UCT body donor programme continues despite ongoing pandemic
UCT body donor programme continues despite ongoing pandemicArticle

UCT's Faculty of Health Sciences has maintained its body donor programme during the Covid-19 pandemic, allowing its physiotherapy, occupational therapy, science and medical students to experience hands-on dissection and practise new surgical techniques...

30 Dec 2020

Construction starts on Foster + Partners-designed Cairo hospital
Construction starts on Foster + Partners-designed Cairo hospitalArticle

Construction has begun on the new Foster + Partners-designed Cairo hospital, featuring soft and warm colours and shell-like roofs, located within a lush, verdant landscape...

15 Sep 2020

Over 60% of students to return to campus
Over 60% of students to return to campusArticle

A maximum of 66% of students will be allowed to return to university campuses, in line with the country's shift to Level 2 of the national lockdown...

27 Aug 2020

The Thusong Multipurpose Center in Khayelitsha which will serve as a Covid-19 site in Cape Town, South Africa. Brenton Geach/Gallo Images via Getty Images
Students play an integral role in healthcare delivery: findings from South AfricaArticle

Reports from around the world show that the shortage of health professionals in public healthcare systems will be worsened by the increased demand for health services caused by the Covid-19 pandemic...

Ian Couper & Jana Müller 9 Jul 2020

Stadium provides innovative learning space for Irish medical students
Stadium provides innovative learning space for Irish medical studentsArticle

To ensure that medical students can continue their education in a safe environment during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) University of Medicine and Health Sciences will create a unique satellite campus at Ireland's largest stadium, Croke Park.

1 Jul 2020

Nzimande to check university state of readiness
Nzimande to check university state of readinessArticle

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, will on Thursday visit Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) to check its state of readiness in preparation for the phased return of students...

Onalenna Mhlongo 4 Jun 2020

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Covid-19 shows the world needs physicians who can look beyond medical chartsArticle

As modern medicine has advanced, so too has our understanding of what affects health. Over recent decades this has generated a number of new fields in medicine. One of the most important that has been born out of the latest generation is social medicine...

Abebe Bekele & Agnes Binagwaho 4 Jun 2020

Cipla calls on South Africans to visibly show their care for carers during Covid-19
Cipla calls on South Africans to visibly show their care for carers during Covid-19Article

In a country with a chronic shortage of healthcare professionals, and a significant disease burden, it may come as no surprise to hear that doctors are 2.5 times more likely than anyone else to take their own lives...

Issued by Cipla 29 May 2020

Final year students to return to varsity under Level 3, free data
Final year students to return to varsity under Level 3, free dataArticle

Final year students and those graduating in 2020 may return to campus under Level 3 lockdown...

25 May 2020

The great migration into virtualisation
The great migration into virtualisationArticle

Since the lockdown, Mann Made has been working double-time (remotely, of course) to help local and international companies bridge this digitisation and virtualisation divide by offering immersive V-Hive virtual reality meetings, events and product showrooms...

Mic Mann, Issued by Mann Made 22 Apr 2020

Image source: Getty/Gallo
5 practices to improve doctor-patient relationshipsArticle

In recent surveys, clinicians have reported that the current climate of medicine - with limits on the amount of time they can spend with patients during appointments, an explosion of biomedical knowledge and increased demands to update and review electronic health records - translates into less time for meaningful interactions with patients...

Patricia Hannon 24 Jan 2020

Image source: Getty/Gallo
DoH to tackle staff shortagesArticle

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says the department has made dealing with staff shortages a priority for the year ahead...

12 Jul 2019

UFS, FSDoH partner to put the safety of health science undergraduates first
UFS, FSDoH partner to put the safety of health science undergraduates firstArticle

The University of the Free State has initiated a programme to transport undergraduate students to and from the respective clinical platforms. This after the attempted rape of a medical intern, as well as the robbery of a medical officer in the parking area of the hospital...

11 Jul 2019

Chippa United take maiden Engen Knockout Challenge crown
Chippa United take maiden Engen Knockout Challenge crownArticle

The journey continues for Chippa United's emerging stars after they were crowned Engen Knockout Challenge Champions in Port Elizabeth on Sunday, 23 June, at the Glenville Celtic Sports Complex in Gelvandale...

Issued by Openfield 27 Jun 2019

Doctors and nurses were held at gunpoint to stop giving patients treatment. (Paul Botes)
Hospitals close in Mpumalanga as doctors and nurses fear for their safetyArticle

Three Mpumalanga hospitals are running on skeleton staff and have shut down all outpatient services as workers embark on a stay away to protest a recent spate of attacks on doctors and nurses and unsafe working conditions.

Nelisiwe Msomi 19 Jun 2019

Raising awareness one sock at a time
Raising awareness one sock at a timeArticle

The mental strain on medical professionals working in South Africa can be immense, and levels of depression and mental fatigue are particularly high among professionals who dedicate their lives to the treatment of others...

Issued by Cipla 27 May 2019

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Irish study: Why fewer female medical students choose surgeryArticle

Just 6.9% of female students say they never felt intimidated during their surgical training, compare to 15.8% of their male counterparts...

18 Apr 2019

Professor Bonga Chiliza
SA needs stronger leadership and increased budgets in mental healthcareArticle

The psychiatric profession should play a greater role in advocating for patients' rights and improving management of mental health in the public sector...

11 Jan 2019

First-aid training benefits community and UCT medical students
First-aid training benefits community and UCT medical studentsArticle

As part of their fourth-year Health in Context block, medical students from University of Cape Town (UCT) taught basic first-aid skills to Mitchell's Plain residents...

6 Nov 2018

VR: From virtual to reality
VR: From virtual to realityArticle

When you think of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) you probably associate the technology with Pokemon Go and marketing gimmicks. However...

Bronwyn Williams 17 Aug 2018

Dr Elize Archer. Photo: Damien Schumann
#WomensMonth: Teaching bedside mannerArticle

Acquiring communication skills will probably occupy an increasingly important position in the medical curriculum of Stellenbosch University (SU)...

Jackie Pienaar-Brink 15 Aug 2018

SA medical students graduate from Cuba
SA medical students graduate from CubaArticle

Minister in the Presidency, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, says the medical graduates from the Nelson Mandela-Fidel Castro (NMFC) programme in Cuba is a boost for the country's efforts to implement the National Health Insurance (NHI)...

5 Jul 2018

Banele Mhlongo and Vuma Mthembu. Photo: Robyn Walker
Students develop diagnosis app for deaf peopleArticle

Cost-effective solutions to help deaf people navigate healthcare in developing countries is exactly what Banele Mhlongo and Vuma Mthembu are trying to achieve with the app they are developing...

15 Jun 2018

Department places over 1,500 medical interns
Department places over 1,500 medical internsArticle

The Department of Health has placed over 1,500 medical interns and 1,300 community service doctors for the 2018 and 2019 annual cycle...

21 May 2018

Magome Masike, North West health MEC
NW health tables plan to boost workforceArticle

In a bid to increase its health workforce, the North West health department says more than 700 medical students will be leaving Cuba to come and do their final 6th year of their medical degree course in South Africa...

4 May 2018

SA needs Cuban medical model
SA needs Cuban medical modelArticle

In July, 1,000 more South African medical students who have spent five years studying medicine in Cuba will return to complete their sixth year, graduate and start practising as doctors...

Lungile Pepeta 28 Feb 2018

Dr Klaus von Pressentin
Study: Family physicians and their role in healthcareArticle

Strengthening the country's district health system and improving the health and well-being of millions of people who can't afford medical insurance is one of the fundamentals to attaining universal health cover in South Africa...

Alec Basson 29 Jan 2018

Dr Dumisani Bomela, CEO of the Hospital Association of South Africa
#BizTrends2018: Let us lay myths to rest and get on with healthcare provisionArticle

At the Hospital Association of South Africa (Hasa) 2017 Conference last year, two private hospital chief executives and the head of the largest medical funder in the country laid to rest the myth that the private sector is implacably opposed to universal healthcare.

Dr Dumisani Bomela 4 Jan 2018

Securing a place for South Africa's next generation of doctors
Securing a place for South Africa's next generation of doctorsArticle

We are launching new medical schools but will we have places for their new graduates?

Farah Jawitz 14 Nov 2017

#OnTheBigScreen: Sinister Demons, Afterlife Experiments and Heroic Firefighters
#OnTheBigScreen: Sinister Demons, Afterlife Experiments and Heroic FirefightersArticle

The House On Willow Street, Flatliners, Wind River, Only The Brave and Hotel Salvation open at local cinemas this week.

Daniel Dercksen 2 Nov 2017

#LifeEsidimeni: How good people come to do very bad things
#LifeEsidimeni: How good people come to do very bad thingsArticle

Arbitration reveals the skeletons in the Gauteng health department's closet culture that gave rise to 141 deaths and continues to thrive...

Laura Lopez Gonzalez 20 Oct 2017

Wavebreak Media
New medical school slated for Eastern CapeArticle

Nelson Mandela University (NMU) will open South Africa's ninth medical school in 2020 with its first class of 100 aspiring doctors...

Joan van Dyk 6 Oct 2017

New doctor training tool for chronic diseases
New doctor training tool for chronic diseasesArticle

A training resource on advising patients to modify their lifestyle to reduce chronic diseases has been introduced at various medical faculties...

13 Jul 2017

Med students fail cancer test
Med students fail cancer testArticle

Final-year medical students remember only six of at least 20 early warning signs of childhood cancer...

6 Jul 2017

Study: Teaching hospital patients less likely to die
Study: Teaching hospital patients less likely to dieArticle

An American study shows that patients admitted to major teaching hospitals are less likely to die...

2 Jun 2017

Doctors: Think twice when online
Doctors: Think twice when onlineArticle

How much information should doctors and other medical professionals share on social media?

Andre Jurgens 28 Apr 2017

Limpopo gets new medical school, hospital
Limpopo gets new medical school, hospitalArticle

The first medical school since the advent of democracy is set to be built in Limpopo...

31 Mar 2017

Source: Delwyn Verasamy/M&G
#FeesMustFall: Plans in place to ensure medical students graduateArticle

Most of the country's medical schools say final-year medical students will write exams...

Laura Lopez Gonzalez 1 Nov 2016

HASA pleads case for private medical schools
HASA pleads case for private medical schoolsArticle

In South Africa, the doctor population ratio stands at a paltry 60 per 100,000...

21 Sep 2016

The Kilimanjaro Challenge 2014 team at the summit
Ain't no mountain high enoughArticle

A group of Wits medical students will be tackling the highest peak in Africa to bring smiles to the faces of some very special children...

Nicci Botha 5 May 2016

Merck diabetes and hypertension awards launch
Student award promotes NCD know-howArticle

To build a platform of diabetes and hypertension experts across the globe, Merck has launched two awards for students across Africa and the Middle East...

19 Apr 2016

[21 Icons Season 3] Kopano Matlwa Mabaso
[21 Icons Season 3] Kopano Matlwa MabasoArticle

Matlwa Mabaso has been selected for 21 ICONS South Africa Season 3 as a voice for the new generation of South Africans dealing with issues such as race, poverty and gender and coming to grips with their sense of identity...

28 Jan 2016

Operation Smile to perform corrective surgeries in DRC
Operation Smile to perform corrective surgeries in DRCArticle

Operation Smile is currently on its Mega Mission which aims to perform 250 corrective surgeries in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in one week...

8 Jul 2015

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