Raath on Health Squared, Crisp on SA’s health future: IHRM October...

The failure of Health Squared, which applied for liquidation last month and now under curatorship, has demonstrated the importance of medical scheme financial soundness...

Genetic predisposition to smoking causally linked to stroke outcomes

A team of Chinese researchers have noted that there appears to be a causal association for genetic predisposition to smoking with worse functional outcome...

Intervention theme for Paediatric Workshop at SA Heart Congress

Among the associated features of the upcoming 22nd Annual SA Heart Congress 2022 at the Sandton Convention Centre will be a Paediatric Cardiology Workshop*...

SEMSDA awards SAMRC scientists for research on NCDs

 Drs Julia Goedecke, Amy Mendham and Tarryn WillmerThree SAMRC scientists were honoured at the Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa (SEMDSA)...

First robotic assisted sacrocolpopexy performed in SA

Image: Prof Stephen Jeffrey, a urogynaecologist practising at Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, recently conducted the first robotic assisted sacrocolpopexy in a private healthcare facility...

Move afoot to legalise industry marketing code equality

Medical device and pharmaceutical marketing code representatives will be meeting with the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) as a collective shortly to finalise...

ALLSA Conference 2022: Report Back: Part 2

The Allergy Society of South Africa’s annual conference took place in Durban from 15 to 17 September. With the theme, Allergies: Behind the Mask,...

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

Nerve damage in eyes begins long before T2D is diagnosed

New research presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Stockholm, Sweden (19-23 Sept) suggests that damage...

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A recent survey has shown that almost nine out of 10 doctors are concerned about facing an investigation following an adverse patient outcome during...

CVD risk warning with higher artificial sweetener consumption

French researchers have warned that higher artificial sweetener consumption is associated with an increased cardiovascular disease risk. In a study published last week in The BMJ,...

Covid measures may eventually boost TB control

Although COVID-19 reduced TB detection rates and severely disrupted TB services during the 2020 and 2021 period, the good news is that the TB...

Platform to address continent’s health challenges

Solutions to overcoming the Africa’s health challenges are multifaceted and include health systems strengthening, committed leadership, human resources (quality and capacity), improving quality, and...

Developing a National Outcome Measurement and Reporting (OMR) Framework

By Dr Andrew Good, Co-founder Southern Africa Outcome Measurement and Reporting Conference (SA OMRC) The all-important 2nd Annual Outcome Measurement and Reporting Conference (OMRC) will be...

Health Squared placed under provisional curatorship

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has given notice that Health Squared Medical Scheme has been placed under provisional curatorship effective from yesterday, Thursday, 8 September...

Maternal mortality key indicator for quality measurement

For the National Health Insurance (NHI) system to be sustainable, performance, value, quality and equity would have to be measured and monitored, Prof Eric Buch, CEO of...