Minister Mkhize under no illusions about tasks ahead

Indirect references to recently well-publicised events such as the Mamelodi Hospital incident and the Alexander shut-down in one of his first, if not first public appearance...

WHO launches AWaRe tool to accelerate action against antimicrobial resistance

Using the "access," "watch," and "reserve" designations established previously, the World Health Organization (WHO) has created a new tool to limit the use of...

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SA doctors depressed, concerned about NHI, survey reveals

Healthcare professionals in South Africa are depressed and doubt that the implementation of NHI will contribute to improving the sustainability of the profession, according...

Promises on health improvement but again no details: SONA

In a State of the Nation (SONA) address that has been described as “high on dreams, low on detail”, President Cyril Ramaphosa has again...

Telehealth can reduce costs and help improve access to care –...

Third-party apps, new mobile technology, and government policies are poised to drastically expand telehealth access in the coming years. That’s good news: Research shows...

Without an increase in public healthcare funding, NHI will not be...

Civil society organisations, SECTION27 and the Institute of Economic Justice have urged Health Minister Zweli Mkhize and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to urgently increase...

Gift of Givers’ Sooliman included in BHF speaker line-up

The organising committee of this year’s 20th Annual BHF Southern African Conference have announced that Dr Imtaz Ismail Sooliman, chairman and founder of the...

Why pharmacovigilance is critical for healthcare professionals

One of the most fundamental principles of all pharmaceutical companies is the safety of the patient. The Pharma industry has records of tragic stories of...

Being an expert witness in a medical malpractice case

Medical malpractice cases often rely on the expert witness testimony of doctors and other medical professionals in order to assist the court in understanding...

Euphoria helps medical businesses save more than 50%

The cloud has brought about massive cost savings and increased profits for many businesses, including in the medical sector. Euphoria Telecom’s intelligent cloud-based call...

E-consults can streamline, simplify care in allergy and immunology

A study published online in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice has found that electronic consultations (e-consults) in allergy and immunology...

Top legal team to head CMS investigation into alleged unethical behaviour...

Some of the country’s top legal minds have been appointed to lead the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) high-level investigation into allegations of racial profiling against...

Afriforum condemns new Health Minister’s stance on NHI

Lobby group, AfriForum has condemned the announcement by new Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, that the National Health Insurance (NHI) plan must be implemented...

Top Cape scientist to bolster TB research with R1,5m award funds

Prof Valerie Mizrahi, who is the recipient of the prestigious R1,5m Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award for 2018 for her research into tuberculosis (TB), plans...

Smartphone app to diagnose respiratory diseases

Technology developed by University of Queensland researchers that analyses a person’s cough could help diagnose respiratory disorders quickly and easily in patients who lack...

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Aaron Motsoaledi “overstayed” his welcome as health minister: TAC

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Gauteng has welcomed the appointment of Dr Zweli Mkhize as the National Minister of Health and Dr Bandile...