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

Public health crises: call made to ‘distrusted’ medical aid societies

Running a public health system “with all the posts frozen” was just one of the many anomalies in the current public health environment identified...

COVID experience gone some way to resolving contracting issues

That GP contracting cannot happen in a vacuum and that the procurement and contracting of specialist services should be through global tariff mechanisms are...

Court rules against overturning HPCSA CEO’s suspension

Suspended HPCSA Registrar and CEO, Dr David Motau (pictured above) has lost his legal bid to have his suspension overturned. Motau was placed on...

Health system problems: time to make the difficult choices up front

A non-negotiable priority right now before any meaningful work can be done to sort out the healthcare problems in South Africa must be breaching...

No HIV ‘waves’, ‘daily reports’, but 125000 deaths every year…’ongoing

Efforts on safe sex education and on other risky behaviours that drive HIV/AIDS need to be "re-doubled" if there is to be any hope...

Doctors delighted at HPCSA’s fees reversal

SAMA has welcomed the decision by the HPCSA to reverse its exorbitant fee hikes of 13% for the 2022/2023 financial year. The Council announced...

HPCSA announces U-turn on exorbitant fee increases

 Following healthcare practitioners’ outcry over the HPCSA’s steep fee hikes for 2022/2023 and threats of legal action, the Council has capitulated, realigning the tariffs...

Peer guidance preferred provider approach to funder collaboration

The fact that the views of the medical schemes presenting to the parliamentary health portfolio committee on the NHI Draft Bill and the views...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found interesting during the past week: SAMRC honours SA’s top medical scientists https://medbriefafrica.co.za/samrc-honours-sas-top-medical-scientists/ Conference aim: to foster...

Finding solutions to SA’s health challenges

One of the key speakers at next week’s SA Health Industry Summit* will be Insight Actuaries & Consultants’ Joint CEO, Barry Childs (pictured), recipient last year of...

BrandMed Group enters strategic partnership agreement with Amazon Web Services

South African connected healthcare company, BrandMed Group, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS), to provide affordable and accessible health...

Conference aim: to foster collaborative industry participation in wake of COVID...

Aim of this year’s Board of Healthcare Funders Southern Africa Conference in Cape Town (dates and details above), particularly in light of the COVID...

Croup identified as new manifestation of Covid-19 in young children

The surge of the omicron variant of Covid-19 as led to a previously unrecognised complication of COVID-19 in young children: croup. In the first...

SAMRC honours SA’s top medical scientists

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) has honoured some of the country’s top medical scientists and researchers for the work they are doing...

Reminder: African Health Diagnostics and Health Monitoring webinar* Wednesday

Connecting global concerns with local actions will be key considerations when Diagnostics and Health Monitoring will be the focus points on this week’s Pitch...

Top stories you may have missed

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

Judgment reserved in Certificate of Need case

Judgment has been reserved in the High Court in Pretoria in Solidarity’s case to have Sections 36 and 40 of the National Health Act...