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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week:Reminder: HMI seminars on market concentration and supply-induced demand. To...

Sick and tired: Doctor wellness in SA needs critical care

As we observe World Health Day on 7 April, health and wellness is on everyone’s minds. But a question seldom asked is: Who cares for the...

Globally, one in five deaths associated with poor diet: Lancet study

People in almost every region of the world could benefit from rebalancing their diets to eat optimal amounts of various foods and nutrients, according to the...

Research into health benefits of Rooibos gets R4.5m injection

In line with one of its main strategic objectives, the SA Rooibos Council (SARC) is ramping up research efforts to better understand exactly how our indigenous...

Call for Abstracts: Joint ALLSA/SATS/CWIG 2019 Congress – 25-28 July 2019

The organisers of the Joint ALLSA/SATS/CWIG 2019 Congress to take place from 25-28 July at the CSIR in Pretoria are calling for the submission of abstracts. ...

Board of Healthcare Funders MD DR KATLEGO MOTHUDI: ‘Many areas where...

Being appointed Managing Director of the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) in September 2017 could well have been perceived as a natural progression for...

Health Summit ‘hollow promises’ outcome unfortunate: Suzman Foundation

While acknowledging that the approach to universal health care (UHC) which advocates public-private partnerships is commendable, under the current NHI framework, this relationship is...

Time running out for Titanium Awards nominations

The organisers of the 2019 Titanium Awards have reminded all individuals, healthcare professionals and organisations in the public and private sectors “driving change by...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week

Overloaded SA medical professionals in danger of burnout: SASOP

Faced with South Africa’s chronic shortage of doctors and specialists, the country’s stressed and overloaded medical professionals are at greater risk of burnout that puts both...

SAPPF concerned about ‘unilateral’ Fraud Charter

 The SA Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) has given notice that it is still considering whether to support the Fraud, Waste and Abuse Charter (FWA...

Physicians’ lack of trust in one another could compromise quality and...

While the importance of trusted relationships between patients and their physicians is taken for granted, little attention has been given to the relationships among physicians themselves....

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week

Inactive ingredients in meds may cause allergic reactions

A new study has found that the vast majority of the most frequently prescribed medications. contain at least one ingredient capable of causing allergic or gastrointestinal...

SAMWUMED back on track

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has announced that stability has been restored at the SA Municipal Workers Union Medical Aid Scheme (SAMWUMED) four...

Limpopo tops Discovery’s fraud list

Discovery Health’s efforts to curb fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) in the healthcare system resulted in a substantial R555m recovered on behalf of client...

Nominations called for 5th Annual Titanium Awards

All individuals, healthcare professionals and organisations in the public and private sectors “driving change by creating affordable, accessible and sustainable healthcare throughout the Southern...

Fear, regulation limitations still a major obstacle to implementing “game-changing “healthcare...

While technological advances in healthcare have the potential to become a massive gamechanger in the way healthcare service are delivered, healthcare professionals’ fear that it could...