Local healthcare workers fear mental health stigma

The Covid-19 pandemic has sparked a rise in mental health disorders worldwide1 with healthcare workers on the frontline among the most affected, yet those who...

2022 SAAFP Congress: Bouncing back – resilience in the face of...

Focusing on how family physicians and primary care practices can adapt to the changing circumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the 24th Congress of...

BHF Conference speaker line-up announced

Speakers at the 21st Annual BHF Conference, to be held in Cape Town later this month, will be:  Thematic sessions for the conference will focus...

Addressing healthcare incident issues to curb medicolegal claims

Identifying healthcare incidents, recognising he needs of those affected, examining what happened to understand the causes, and responding with action to mitigate will be...

Why medical aid schemes and insurance companies should be allowed to...

The outbreak of COVID-19 has once again shed a spotlight on the importance of affordable access to quality primary healthcare. When the pandemic was...

Health Information Exchange launched to improve patient care in SA

          Dr Rolan Christian, CEO of CareConnectThe launch of South Africa’s first industry-wide Health Information Exchange (HIE), emanating from the...

Rising SARS-CoV-2 levels in SA’s wastewater indicate possible next Covid-19 wave

South African Medical Research Council President and CEO, Professor Glenda Gray, has expressed concern over the rising concentrations of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in certain wastewater...

Generics manufacturers applauded for overcoming COVID, ingredients supply challenges

Generic medicine manufacturers in South Africa have been applauded for their critical role in securing sufficient medicines for those in need in the face...

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Corruption, lack of service delivery co-drivers of low vaccine-uptake: MAC co-chair

By Chris BatemanBesides peer influence, two of the most powerful non-Covid factors affecting the current lowest-ever vaccination uptake in South Africa are corruption and...

Public sector ultimate goal for new home care model

A massive proportion the healthcare spend  goes towards brick and mortar facilities and servicing the overheads rather than going towards the things that make...

J&J vaccine effectiveness in SA healthcare workers: Landmark study published in...

A landmark study published in The Lancet has provided the world’s first evidence of the effectiveness of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine (Ad26.COV2.S) in healthcare...

Public health crises: call made to ‘distrusted’ medical aid societies

Running a public health system “with all the posts frozen” was just one of the many anomalies in the current public health environment identified...

COVID experience gone some way to resolving contracting issues

That GP contracting cannot happen in a vacuum and that the procurement and contracting of specialist services should be through global tariff mechanisms are...

Health system problems: time to make the difficult choices up front

A non-negotiable priority right now before any meaningful work can be done to sort out the healthcare problems in South Africa must be breaching...

No HIV ‘waves’, ‘daily reports’, but 125000 deaths every year…’ongoing

Efforts on safe sex education and on other risky behaviours that drive HIV/AIDS need to be "re-doubled" if there is to be any hope...

HPCSA announces U-turn on exorbitant fee increases

 Following healthcare practitioners’ outcry over the HPCSA’s steep fee hikes for 2022/2023 and threats of legal action, the Council has capitulated, realigning the tariffs...

Peer guidance preferred provider approach to funder collaboration

The fact that the views of the medical schemes presenting to the parliamentary health portfolio committee on the NHI Draft Bill and the views...