How SA’s NHI Bill release was reported to the world media

Under the heading ‘South Africa puts initial universal healthcare cost at $17 billion’, the following is international news agency Reuters’ report on the NHI...

Use of Deriva® 0.1% adapalene gel in the treatment and management...

Acne vulgaris is the most common skin condition affecting late adolescents across the globe. According to the Global Burden of Disease study, it affects...

NHI model will harm entire healthcare system: SAPPF

 Although the concept of Universal Health Coverage and access to quality healthcare for all South Africans are supported, the South African Private Practitioners’ Forum...

Impromptu responses to NHI Bill

Within 24 hours of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill being presented by Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, to parliament and later to the...

Generic utilisation up, increase in medicine expenditure down, Mediscor report shows

The latest report by pharmaceutical benefits management (PBM) organisation, Mediscor shows a significant increase in the use of generics in South Africa with the...

Pharmacovigilance requirements in SA. Who is responsible for reporting?

 Pharmacovigilance is essential in monitoring the quality, efficacy and safety of medicines.Spontaneous reporting remains the mainstay system of reporting Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) worldwide. It...

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Leading minds to unpack FWA issues, Health Compact at IHRM Seminar

Two of South Africa’s foremost health sector commentators, Christoff Raath, of Insight Actuaries and Consultants, and Prof Alex van den Heever, Chair, Social Security...

Pfizer to merge off-patent drugs unit with Mylan

Pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer has announced that it is to merge its off-patent branded drugs with generic drugmaker Mylan to create a new global pharmaceutical...

Upcoming System enhancements- Rules relating to billing guidelines

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GEMS scoops Titanium Access to Healthcare Award

The Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS) is this year’s winner of the Titanium Award for Excellence in creating Access to Healthcare, presented during the...

Most child in-flight medical events managed by crew

An Annals of Emergency Medicine study report published online this week has shown that most paediatric in-flight medical events (IFMEs) are handled by crew...

Multi-stakeholder anti-fraud wheels starting to turn…

Lack of effective stakeholder collaboration in South Africa’s health sector was identified by the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) as one of the major root...

Quality, accountability ‘more than just a checklist’

The importance of patient-centred care already prioritised during several healthcare deliberations throughout South Africa this year , was once again emphasised  by BHF Conference...

Posthumous Titanium Lifetime Achievement Award for Prof Sam Fehrsen

The late Prof Sam Fehrsen, respected family practice stalwart for more than four decades - and after academic retirement in the late 1990s, founding...

OPINION: Ideology will not fix healthcare in South Africa

The current healthcare rhetoric in South Africa is very concerning for anyone delving deeper into the problems facing the South African healthcare system. The...

NHI ‘better placed’ to reduce waste problems…

National Health Insurance (NHI) will be better placed to reduce administrative, operational and clinical waste currently experienced in the South African healthcare system, BHF...

Trust deficit major FWA challenge

A fragmented industry with a major trust deficit are serious obstacles in the way of addressing the South African healthcare industry’s fraud waste and...