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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Omicron not a ‘Doomsday scenario’, but vaccine...

Africa Telehealth Conference 2021

SAVE THE DATE: Join the virtual Africa Telehealth Conference happening from 8-9 June 2021. The conference aims to support Telehealth development in Africa that...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Risk of infection higher, hospitalisation lower for...

Journal slams ‘incompetent’ Facebook fact-checking over vaccine article

Editors at The BMJ have released an urgent request to Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and parent company Meta regarding a recent "fact-check" on the medical trade journal's...

Rollout of JnJ booster jab to HCWs to start in November

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) says it is working with the Department of Health, the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA)...

Wishes from MED BRIEF AFRICA

The Publishers, Editors and Executives of Med Brief Africa wish all Readers, Advertisers and Contributors a Joyous Festive Season and a Happy and Healthy...

The toll of the violent unrest on the health sector revealed…...

A total of 120 pharmacies, including 71 vaccination sites were damaged, burned or looted, and 47 000 Covid-19 vaccine doses destroyed during last week’s...

GSK celebrates impact of healthcare partnerships for millions of South African...

Over 4.5 million South African children across Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, Free State and Western Cape have benefited from a series of healthcare partnerships...

Telemedicine: Perfect for some…disastrous for others

A study of rheumatology patients and clinicians has found that while the majority found phone or video consultations more convenient than face-to-face consultations, they...

Arwyp latest facility to be COHSASA accredited

Arwyp Medical Centre in Kempton Park (above) and Lady Pohamba Private Hospital in Namibia are the latest healthcare facilities to be accredited by the Council...

Risk of infection higher, hospitalisation lower for those vaccinated: Omicron insights...

The two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination, it was confirmed in a Discovery-led media briefing today when releasing collaborative insights into the Omicron variant, provides 70% protection...

OPINION: Health trends and the impact on workforces*

By Jacqui Nel, Business Unit Head of Healthcare at Aon South Africa With the impact of the pandemic set to be long-term, and many work...

COVID exposure: still co-operation issues when benefits are obvious

As it is now widely understood that medical schemes saw significant reductions in claims expenditure in 2020 - despite the impact of COVID-related claims – can...

SA facing mass exodus of specialists as Covid wanes

South Africa could face another exodus of specialists in the coming months, not because of the devastating impact the Covid-19 pandemic had on private...

Interim findings of Sisonke study in HCWs published

Researchers involved in the Sisonke study during which than 480 000 South African healthcare workers were vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine...

Reporting antivax doctor not an ethical issue

Reporting a doctor who is an antivaxxer to the HPCSA is not an issue if his or her reasons are not science based, Prof...

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

New variant not a ‘Doomsday scenario’, but vaccine inaccessibility still a...

Although likely to be more transmissible than the other variants, the new omnicron variant won’t have any impact on the COVID disease itself as...