Be a part of Zambia’s upcoming hospital brand

Our client in Zamibia, establishing a multi-speciality hospital is looking for dynamic health workers in the following capacities:• Cath Lab Technicians• Radiologist – experience in CT...

S. aureus link to food sensitization in eczema

In children with eczema, Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) colonization has been associated with food sensitization and allergy independent of eczema severity. In their study published online in the Journal of Allergy...

Retrenchment for employers: five critical need-to-knows

First of a series of labour-related articles for healthcare establishments and practices by Jacqui Reed, an attorney specialising in corporate employment law and immigration...

VUCA! Addressing leadership challenges in a disruptive environment

Daily challenges in the work environment, particularly those well-publicised personnel, performance and structural issues faced in the country’s healthcare establishments, are not likely to be addressed effectively...

NHI is a funding model masquerading as a delivery system

This article was originally published in Business Day National health insurance (NHI) is one of the most misunderstood terms in healthcare in SA. Its real...

Guidelines for managing anaphylaxis in children need an update

Treatment guidelines for managing anaphylaxis in children should be reassessed, according to a new Canadian study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology:...

Top stories you may have missed

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

PROMS and PREMS: measuring health care quality

An obvious prerequisite in the delivery of healthcare for and by providers is ensuring quality service and ultimately improving patient outcomes. And as has...

Doctor pharmacist collaboration essential to cut out iatrogenesis risks

South African patients are essentially getting a raw deal when it comes to medication counselling and assured adherence “In the United States they experience from...

Schemes’ forensic units ‘laws unto themselves’: IPAF

The Independent Practitioner Association Foundation of South Africa (IPAF), in a firmly worded position statement* on fraud and alleged racism by medical schemes just...

HPCSA welcomes new Health Minister

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has welcomed the appointment of Dr Zweli Mkhize as the new Minister of Health. Dr Mkhize...

KZN’s Dr Zweli Mkhize new Minister of Health

State President Cyril Ramaphosa has just announced that Dr Zweli Mkhize, former Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, succeeds Dr Aaron Motsoaledi as South Africa’s...

Recordkeeping and the value of the mundane

The recent judgment (on 7 May 2019) of the Gauteng High Court in amongst others, Viviers and MEC for Health Gauteng, is unexceptionable on the facts...

Collaboration needed to stabilise system

Collaboration between associated service providers to the country’s healthcare personnel and needs in general is critical, particularly in an environment under transition such as that being experienced...

Insurance company, co-operative bank join forces to fill private practice security...

Well-known global professional services organisation, Aon, and Medicoop, a co-operative bank dedicated to the exclusive needs of healthcare professionals, have entered into an agreement to jointly...

The top 25 medical lab tests around the world

A recent study can help governments understand which diagnostic laboratory tests are most important when developing universal health coverage systems. Researchers from five countries found that diagnostic laboratory...

CMS announces details of probe into medical schemes

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) says it hopes its probe into allegations of unethical conduct by medical schemes against medical practitioners will solve the issue...

Ethics key to professional healthcare in SA

South African healthcare is currently under severe pressure due to a steady increase in the number of incidents of medical malpractice that almost inevitably resulted in...