Fourth industrial revolution: time for medical faculties, professionals to adapt

In many cases telehealth adoption is higher among healthcare professionals in countries with low physician density, perhaps due to a demand for an alternative...

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HMI/NHI: Cut the patronization, identify competency…

While South Africa has the means to start taking less onerous routes towards establishing an effective universal health coverage system, there were obviously certain...

Gerrymandering healthcare?

The term “gerrymander” is used primarily in the context of shifting the boundaries or borders of voting constituencies in order to achieve a political...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Death of a hugely shoddy law –...

High Court CoN judgement victory for rational health care provision

The Pretoria High Court’s decision to declare the proposed Certificate of Need (CoN) legislation unconstitutional and invalid has been hailed as a victory for...

BREAKING NEWS: Court declares Certificate of Need unconstitutional and invalid

In a major victory for healthcare professionals and Solidarity, the High Court in Pretoria has declared Sections 36 to 40 of the National Health...

DoH ‘notes concerns’ of health experts as outcry of health professionals...

“We have noted the issues and concerns raised in the letter penned by the health experts and researchers. As the Department of Health, we...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Rahima Moosa’s reinstated Dr Tim de Maayer...

Unique Covid-friendly SA asthma solution goes to scale

A uniquely efficient, affordable asthma spacer using a 500ml plastic bottle and a special two-way valve is set to reduce mortality and morbidity among...

The current health system is ‘failing everyone’

By BH Groenewald* “Many poor people are denied care when they need it. Many privileged people are given treatment that they don’t need – some...

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

University, NAEP pay tribute to renowned asthma specialist, Prof Robin Green

The University of Pretoria (UP) and the National Asthma Education Programme (NAEP) have been among the many institutions and organisations to pay tribute this...

SAHPRA stops Ivermectin compassionate use programme for Covid treatment

The veterinary antiparasitic drug, ivermectin can no longer be imported under the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority’s (SAHPRA) controlled compassionate use programme for...

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Here are some of the reports Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Actuary airing misgivings about schemes council’s handling...

BHF responds to scheme council on LCBO, PMB issues

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) has added its voice to reaction to the Council for Medical Schemes' (CMS') "blanket refusal" to exempt medical schemes...

Constitutionality, corruption among concerns in NHI Bill submissions

There was a high level of concern among respondents in their submissions to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health on the National Health Insurance...