Webinar to address scientific and ethical considerations for mandatory vaccination

Discovery Health, together with SAMA, UFFP and SAPPF’s weekly CPD accredited webinar to be presented tonight (9 September) at 19:00 will provide an update...

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Nicholas Crisp appointed acting Deputy DG of Health

Dr Nicholas Crisp has been appointed acting Director-General of Health, only a day after rumours started to surface that the DG, Dr Sandile Buthelezi could...

Double vaccination halves risk of long COVID, study finds

Adults who have received a double vaccination are 49% less likely to have Long COVID should they contract a COVID-19 infection, a new study...

TRIPS waiver for vaccine manufacture: ‘well-intentioned, but unfeasible’*

South Africa’s Department of Health has revealed that over 12.2 million COVID-19 vaccines1 have been administered so far, with 5.8 million people completely vaccinated2...

Doctors spreading unfounded opinions about COVID-19: What are the implications?

One of the big challenges in curbing the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide has been the polarisation of beliefs around key issues such as vaccines, treatments,...

Certificate of Need regulations: ‘withdraw, consult, redraft!’

The controversial Certificate of Need (CoN) draft regulations bear little relation to the empowering sections in their origin, the National Health Act of 2003,...

Doctors strongly advised to stick to evidence-based medicine, regardless…

The fact that the authors of a systematic review, “Ivermectin for preventing and treating COVID‐19”1 - published by the prestigious Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group at the...

Certificate of Need, schemes’ ‘new normal’ top agenda

Topical concerns for medical schemes and practitioners, namely budgeting for COVID, the pandemic progression and the Certificate of Need respectively, will be addressed in...

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Digital service launched that aims to accelerate the growth of GP...

Altron HealthTech and Market Mx have launched a digital solution to assist in growing general healthcare private practices. The MediNet Connect is a digital marketing...

Karim, Madhi head this weekend’s SAMA Conference programme

Leading scientists, Prof Salim Abdool Karim and Prof Shabir Madhi, will be heading the SA Medical Association (SAMA) Virtual Conference* programme to be presented...

Doctors wearing white coats seen as more experienced and professional

Casual attire is becoming more popular among physicians, but according to a survey conducted in the US, patients still prefer white coats. The survey...

New webinar series on how medical practices can thrive amid Covid...

Despite the collaborative efforts of the private and public health sector stakeholders, and the ongoing vaccination rollout, our country is still navigating the challenges...

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Deputy-Minister Joe Phaahla succeeds Zweli Mkhize

Dr Mathume Joseph “Joe”  Phaahla (64), announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa as the new Minister of Health to succeed Dr Zweli Mkhize in the presidential cabinet reshuffle...

SAMA raises alarm about Certificate of Need regulations

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says it has noted the publishing of the contentious “Certificate of Need for Health Establishments and Health Agencies”...

Council recommends 4,2% limit to 2022 scheme increases

Medical schemes that burden members with steep contribution increases that are unsustainable “are ill-suited to the conditions of a post-COVID economy”, the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS)...