Results for public healthcare


Shiraaz Joosub, healthcare sales executive,T-Systems South Africa
Sustainable interoperability is key to quality integrated public healthcare in South AfricaArticle

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...

Shiraaz Joosub 16 Sep 2020

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

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

This electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (round gold objects) emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. Image: NIAID-RML (CC BY 2.0)
Covid-19: How a Cape Town project saved many livesArticle

At the height of the Covid-19 outbreak in the Western Cape, a project was implemented that saved lives, and has the potential to save many more...

Neal David 2 Sep 2020

DoH recruits nearly 2,400 interns
DoH recruits nearly 2,400 internsArticle

In the biggest intern allocation programme in history, the Health Department has recruited close to 2,400 medical interns, as the country grapples with mounting Covid-19 cases and a struggling health system...

21 Aug 2020

Industry welcomes lifting of alcohol ban, will avail resources to fight Covid-19
Industry welcomes lifting of alcohol ban, will avail resources to fight Covid-19Article

South Africa's alcohol has welcomed the announcement by the Government to resume the trading and distribution of alcohol and place the entire country on Alert Level 2...

17 Aug 2020

Dr Keith Cloete
Signs that Western Cape is over its Covid-19 peakArticle

There are early signs that the Western Cape may have crested the Covid-19 curve, even though restrictions have been eased and more economic activity has resumed...

Nicci Botha 30 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: Thanks so very blooming much
#BizUnity: Thanks so very blooming muchArticle

Frontline workers at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital were surprised with a floral tribute thanking them for their selfless efforts in the fight against Covid-19.

24 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

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

The official opening and handover of a Covid-19 quarantine centre in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Darren Stewart/Gallo Images via Getty Images
How leadership matters in healthcare - especially in a crisisArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic presents a complex situation, requiring multiple stakeholders in the healthcare sector to work well together...

Cecile Gerwel Proches 6 Jul 2020

Covid-19 increases demand for healthcare industry professionals
Covid-19 increases demand for healthcare industry professionalsArticle

An MBA in Healthcare Management from Regent Business School empowers healthcare executives with the latest knowledge and skills in business and hospital management to overcome the extraordinary challenges facing today's healthcare industry...

Issued by Regent Business School 29 Jun 2020

Kim Whitaker, founder of Ubuntu Beds
#StartupStory: Ubuntu Beds provides healthcare workers with a place to lay their headArticle

With her tourism business hard hit by the Covid-19 travel restrictions, and having recovered from the virus herself, entrepreneur, Kim Whitaker, came up with Ubuntu Beds. A win-win concept where public healthcare workers are provided with free accommodation in B&Bs, lodges or self-catering apartments close to where they work...

Nicci Botha 12 Jun 2020

Siphokazi Mngxali (Woolworths national distribution service manager) and Ali Sablay (Gift of the Givers) loading up the truck with the help of Nur Davids (Woolworths).
Woolworths donates R700,000 worth of product to healthcare facilitiesArticle

Woolworths has announced its donation of R700,000 worth of bedding and towels to public healthcare facilities in South Africa...

10 Jun 2020

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Business continuity demands a supply chain with end-to-end visibilityArticle

How digital migration can help enterprises achieve end-to-end visibility of their supply chain...

Baljeet Nagi 8 Jun 2020

Dr. Pixley Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital fast-tracked for June opening
Dr. Pixley Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital fast-tracked for June openingArticle

The R3bn Dr. Pixley Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital in KwaMashu north of Durban, originally scheduled for completion by November, has been fast-tracked to open by June...

29 May 2020

Covid-19: Emergency measures and investor-state arbitration claims
Covid-19: Emergency measures and investor-state arbitration claimsArticle

The unprecedented nature of the Covid-19 pandemic has re-kindled debates around the appropriateness of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions in bi- and multi-lateral investment treaties...

Sarah McKenzie and Chandni Gopal 27 May 2020

Going underground in Camarines Norte province, Philippines. EPA
Meet the struggling gold miners who are missing out on boom in the precious metalArticle

In Mukungwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, thousands of young men and women live in makeshift huts. They have no access to sanitation or health facilities. They work as manual drillers, carriers or timber specialists in narrow underground tunnels, which exposes them to everything from toxic metals to cave-ins and even suffocation...

Sara Geenen & Boris Verbrugge 27 May 2020

Making sense of the numbers - cases, co-morbidities and costs
Making sense of the numbers - cases, co-morbidities and costsArticle

As the number of Covid-19 infections moves over 21,000, both public and private healthcare is going to be under constant pressure...

Issued by Bonitas 26 May 2020

Smart lockers fast-tracked during coronavirus pandemic
Smart lockers fast-tracked during coronavirus pandemicArticle

Due to high levels of fear, South Africans are increasingly missing their healthcare appointments and not collecting their chronic medication during lockdown...

30 Apr 2020

Africa's unique opportunity for post-pandemic rejuvenation
Africa's unique opportunity for post-pandemic rejuvenationArticle

It has taken a tiny organism, SARS-CoV-2, to get even the most conservative traditionalists to accept that state institutions are essential...

Dr Mamphela Ramphele 17 Apr 2020

SA business school mobilises digital innovation to help fight Covid-19
SA business school mobilises digital innovation to help fight Covid-19Article

Regent Business School, a member of Honoris United Universities, has heeded the SOS call from healthcare professionals fighting Covid-19 across South Africa for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)...

Issued by Regent Business School 9 Apr 2020

Regent Business School responds to call for PPEs
Regent Business School responds to call for PPEsArticle

As government steps up efforts to #FlattenTheCurve to contain the spread of Covid-19 in South Africa, socially-responsible organisations are embracing the health crisis through strategic collaborations or generous contributions...

Issued by Regent Business School 7 Apr 2020

Certain grocery items are protected from price gouging under Covid-19 regulations
Competition law exemptions and regulations applicable during Covid-19Article

The South African government has been promptly responsive in formulating ways in which to maintain business viability so as to minimise the undoubtedly crippling effects of Covid-19 and to ensure swift and effective healthcare service in the country.

Lerisha Naidu & Sphesihle Nxumalo 26 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

Covid-19: Commission to deal with suppliers who inflate prices
Covid-19: Commission to deal with suppliers who inflate pricesArticle

The Competition Commission says it has received several complaints from the public about rising prices for essentials such as some food, healthcare and hygiene products...

23 Mar 2020

How nutrition education can make a difference to people with HIV in NigeriaArticle

HIV and Aids are still global health problems and sub-Saharan Africa remains the most affected region. Globally, around 770,000 people died from Aids-related conditions in 2018, 160,000 of them in West and Central Africa.

Temitope Kayode Bello 20 Feb 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

Madelein Barkhuizen, executive manager of sales, distribution, marketing & communication, Bestmed Medical Aid Scheme
#BizTrends2020: Diagnosing SA's healthcare sectorArticle

Healthcare is one of our economy's sectors most carefully scrutinised by local and international investors. This interest is unlikely to decrease in 2020, with the government's announcement of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill...

Madelein Barkhuizen 7 Jan 2020

People affected by xenophobic violence queue prior to being transported back to their countries from Johannesburg, South Africa. Kim Ludbrook/EPA-EFE
Telling the complex story of 'medical xenophobia' in South AfricaArticle

The phrase "medical xenophobia" is often used to describe the negative attitudes and practices of South African healthcare professionals towards refugees and migrants...

Kudakwashe Vanyoro 5 Dec 2019

Medical Aid - Making the right choice
Medical Aid - Making the right choiceArticle

Medical aid plans can be confusing which is why it's important to compare the various options and benefits to ensure you find a medical aid that works for you and your family's health and that is within your budget...

Issued by Bonitas 29 Oct 2019

Lerato Mosiah, CEO of the Health Funders Association
HMI recommendations will contribute to universal coverageArticle

Once implemented, the majority of recommendations in the Competition Commission's Health Market Inquiry (HMI) will provide a conducive environment for attaining universal health coverage...

10 Oct 2019

Here are the five shortlisted candidates for the Dundeed competition
Here are the five shortlisted candidates for the Dundeed competitionArticle

One of these projects will walk away with £5,000 to further develop their project...

20 Sep 2019

South Africa has a skewed healthcare system with an under-funded public sector and an expensive private sector. Shutterstock
Why South Africa's plans for universal healthcare are pie in the skyArticle

Performance in South Africa's two tier health system - the public and the private - has been worsening for some time. Politicians have attempted to attribute the decline in the public sector to a myriad of ills, none of their making...

Alex van den Heever 19 Aug 2019

R3bn Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital nearly complete
R3bn Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital nearly completeArticle

Enza Construction is nearing completion of the R3bn Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital in KwaMashu...

19 Aug 2019

Image source: Getty/Gallo
SAPPF vetoes proposed NHI modelArticle

While it supports the concept of universal health coverage and access to quality healthcare for all South Africans, the SAPPF does not support the National Health Insurance (NHI) model chosen by the South African government...

13 Aug 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa signs Presidential Health CompactArticle

The stated goal of one country, one health system "means quality of care must be the same regardless of whether you have money or not, and regardless of where you live"...

26 Jul 2019

Inclusive society with dynamism of capitalism and heart of socialism is within reach
Inclusive society with dynamism of capitalism and heart of socialism is within reachArticle

Twenty-five years into democracy and South Africa continues to make headlines for all the wrong reasons...

Luvuyo Madasa and David Blyth 26 Jul 2019

Natalie Zimmelman
South Africa's healthcare system lacks real dataArticle

There's a lack of real information from an accessible, sustainable database of clinical procedures and outcomes that informs the quality of healthcare provision in South Africa...

9 Jul 2019

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize
New minister promises NHI deliveryArticle

National Health Insurance (NHI) will happen, and the legislation governing its implementation and funding will go to Parliament soon, said the newly appointed health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize...

27 Jun 2019

Dietitians do much more than you think
Dietitians do much more than you thinkArticle

The careers of dietitians are way more diverse than many think. The typical assumption is that a dietitian is a nutritional health professional available through private practice to those who need and can afford weight loss expertise...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 4 Jun 2019

TB, which is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, is a leading cause of death. Kateryna Kon/Shutterstock
Major battles have been won against TB. But the war isn't overArticle

The suffering and massive loss of life caused by tuberculosis (TB) are proof that humanity hasn't prioritised the development of tools to eliminate a disease dating back 9,000 years.

Bavesh Kana 22 Mar 2019

Damian McHugh, head of marketing, Momentum health services.
What the 2019 budget means for healthcare consumersArticle

National Health Insurance (NHI) is critical to creating a quality functioning healthcare system for all South Africans...

5 Mar 2019

Moon Ribas, a Spanish avant-garde artist with Neil Harbisson, a cyborg artist. © .
#DesignIndaba2019: What you might need to knowArticle

Things are getting real down at the 24th Design Indaba conference currently running at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town as a brave new guard of designers share their journeys and stories about new parameters in design...

Terry Levin 1 Mar 2019

#BudgetSpeech2019: How govt plans to curb medico-legal claims
#BudgetSpeech2019: How govt plans to curb medico-legal claimsArticle

Government has announced a series of interventions in an effort to curb the rise of medical negligence claims against the State...

21 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: SA's state of health
#BizTrends2019: SA's state of healthArticle

The cost of healthcare, inadequate benefits and failing public healthcare facilities were very much in the news in 2018 and are likely to continue to feature strongly in headlines in 2019...

Board of Healthcare Funders 6 Jan 2019

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi. Photo:GCIS
Are foreigners stealing your jobs and healthcare? Find out.Article

Last week, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi claimed in a speech that undocumented immigrants are flooding South Africa and overburdening clinics and hospitals...

Savo Heleta, Sharon Ekambaram & Sibongile Tshabala 23 Nov 2018

Photo: Kempton Express
Ageing health infrastructure to receive urgent attentionArticle

The South African government has committed to upgrading and maintaining the ageing and dilapidated infrastructure at public healthcare facilities...

23 Oct 2018

Emma Corder, country manager for Nilfisk
Keeping things cleanArticle

An area where public hospitals and clinics can compare favourably with their private sector peers is on general and clinical hygiene practices...

22 Oct 2018

Carl Grillenberger, Advanced Health CEO
Private healthcare industry needs to changeArticle

The "startling costs" of South African private healthcare is at the heart of the Competition Commission's Health Market Inquiry (HMI) draft report released in July...

3 Sep 2018

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