2nd Southern African Nursing Conference: 11 November

The Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2nd Southern African Nursing Conference, that will take place virtually...

Outcome Measuring and Reporting – Vital to fixing the potholes in...

Outcomes measurement and reporting (OMR) have the potential to address many failings in the South African health system. However, despite agreement among most stakeholders...

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Nominate a nursing hero for #NurseSTAR award

Being at the frontline of fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, nurses have shown immense bravery and dedication in caring for their patients, often risking their...

First Covid-19 vaccine trial in South African children commences

 As more and more data become available of the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines to prevent severe disease and death, South Africa will today (10...

Recent cannabis use associated with MI history in younger adults

Recent cannabis has been found to be associated with a history of myocardial infarction (MI) among younger adults by researchers in a study just...

HFA comments on NHI Bill: UHC rather than NHI more applicable...

The Health Funders Association (HFA) has presented its position on the NHI Bill of 2019 to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health.   In its presentation,...

Webinar to address scientific and ethical considerations for mandatory vaccination

Discovery Health, together with SAMA, UFFP and SAPPF’s weekly CPD accredited webinar to be presented tonight (9 September) at 19:00 will provide an update...

Dr Phil Matley elected as new SAPPF Chair

Dr Phil Matley has been unanimously elected as the new chairperson of the South African Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) at a recent Directors Meeting. He succeeds...

Nicholas Crisp appointed acting Deputy DG of Health

Dr Nicholas Crisp has been appointed acting Director-General of Health, only a day after rumours started to surface that the DG, Dr Sandile Buthelezi could...

Double vaccination halves risk of long COVID, study finds

Adults who have received a double vaccination are 49% less likely to have Long COVID should they contract a COVID-19 infection, a new study...

TRIPS waiver for vaccine manufacture: ‘well-intentioned, but unfeasible’*

South Africa’s Department of Health has revealed that over 12.2 million COVID-19 vaccines1 have been administered so far, with 5.8 million people completely vaccinated2...

Doctors spreading unfounded opinions about COVID-19: What are the implications?

One of the big challenges in curbing the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide has been the polarisation of beliefs around key issues such as vaccines, treatments,...

Long COVID symptoms can persist for more than a year, study...

Nearly one half of people who are hospitalized with COVID-19 suffer at least one lingering symptom one year after discharge, according to the largest...

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COVID-19 prominent on SA Heart Congress agenda

This year’s SA Heart Congress (#SAHeartCongress) will be held on a virtual stage enabling some of the best international and local speakers to share their dynamic experiences...

Certificate of Need regulations: ‘withdraw, consult, redraft!’

The controversial Certificate of Need (CoN) draft regulations bear little relation to the empowering sections in their origin, the National Health Act of 2003,...

Recent or current COVID-19 infection linked to increased risk of VTE...

A global study published in Anaesthesia (a journal of the Association of Anaesthetists) has shown that VTEs are 50% more likely to occur in patients with...