Forecasters chart a ‘devastating’ impact of prolonged lockdown on the economy

Pandemics Depress the Economy, Public Health Interventions Do Not*

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...

Occupational health ‘high risk’ for contracting virus

The occupational health environment during this COVID-19 challenge is most certainly stressful and high risk for contracting the disease, according to Far East Rand...

COVID-19: special guidelines reminder for medical practice

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has recognised the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak and has provided special guidelines that apply during...

Writing a sick note: What is required

The sick note submitted this week by former president Jacob Zuma’s legal team to the High Court in Pietermaritzburg,  again raised questions on what...

HPCSA calls for board nominations*

The Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) is now calling for suitable candidates to serve as members of the council for the new five...

JOINT ALLSA/SATS/CWIG 2019 CONGRESS: Registration now open

Registration for the Joint ALLSA/SATS/CWIG 2019 Congress to be held from 25 to 28 July at the CSIR Conference Centre in Pretoria is now open. To register,...

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...

PCNS warns about scam

The Private Code Numbering System (PCNS) is warning all healthcare professionals that the BHF's name has recently been used falsely to send SMS’s to PCNS...

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...

Healthcare Federation of SA to be launched in July

Deliberations on the launch of a South African Chapter of the African Health Federation, which commenced during the African Health Business symposium in Johannesburg...

Women in focus in Wednesday’s BHF Dialogue Session Three

Theme for the third in the six-part BHF Dialogue 20/20 series, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 from 09:00-12:00, will be...

HPCSA telemedicine guideline ‘wrong and dangerous’: health bodies

Organisations representing medical doctors, medical schemes, and medical scheme administrators, have expressed deep concerns over a guideline by the Health Professions Council of South...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week Financial assistance for private practitioners to assist...

29 August-2 September: ALLPAEDS 2018 – 2018 joint SAPA & ALLSA...

Contact:  Claries Roelofsz  claries@londocor.co.zaLeigh Du Plessis Leigh@londocor.co.za Website: http://allpaeds2018.co.za/We are excited to invite you to the Mother City for the 2018 joint SAPA & ALLSA Conference from the 29th of...

Medical graduates fail competency test

Registrar of the Health Professions Councils of Namibia (HPCNA), Cornelius Weyulu, this week confirmed that of the 99 graduates who underwent the evaluation in...

Recommendations to address SA’s medico-legal crisis: SASOG

Following the recent unprecedented Medico-Legal Crisis Meeting in Johannesburg aimed at getting President Cyril Ramaphosa directly involved in addressing the crisis, the South African Society of...