Rethinking healthcare options for 2021**

The toll of a pandemic on healthcare costs and provisioning Adapting to a new way of enabling and delivering quality healthcare for members during an...

Virus can last 28 days on glass, banknotes, new study confirms

Researchers at CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, have found that SARS-CoV-2 can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces including banknotes, glass...

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LCBOs in spotlight this Friday

While Circular 56 from the Council for Medical Schemes has granted a further exemption to medical insurers to continue operating, there is still some urgency for...

NHI: lessons to be learnt from COVID corruption experience

The COVID corruption experience will “be looked at” as the country prepares to implement the proposed national health insurance (NHI) system, Department of Health...

Time to name, shame, jail abusers ‘promoting death and mortality across...

The president of the Africa Health Federation, Dr Amit Thakker, has called for the establishment of an Africa COVID 19 Discipline Index as a...

HPCSA calls for board nominations*

The Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) is now calling for suitable candidates to serve as members of the council for the new five...

COVID lessons to be unpacked in Africa-focused UHC webinar

Theme of the fifth BHF Dialogue 20/20 series webinar to take place this Wednesday (2 September) will be “A roadmap towards strengthening Africa’s healthcare systems...

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Update from MediCoop*

Dear Med Brief Africa reader, With webinars and web-based business abounding, MediCoop has created some new financial products tailor-made for the medical and healthcare sector....

Women in focus in Wednesday’s BHF Dialogue Session Three

Theme for the third in the six-part BHF Dialogue 20/20 series, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 from 09:00-12:00, will be...

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Schemes are NOT denying beneficiaries COVID-19 relief – BHF

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) has refuted Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) claims that medical schemes “are denying beneficiaries relief despite extreme Covid-19 conditions” –...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week Financial assistance for private practitioners to assist...

Telehealth + COVID-19 adding new dimension to practice management*

Telehealth is a focus at present, given the surge of COVID-19 – a focus that has served to update and expand regulations around telehealth...

October SA Heart Congress cancelled

The SA Heart & PCR Congress 2020, scheduled to have taken place from 22 to 25 October at the Sandton Convention Centre, has been cancelled. “This unfortunate decision...

Schedule 2, 3 & 4 chronic medications: 12-month repeats now permitted

Patients on Schedule 2, 3 and 4 chronic medications may now be prescribed repeats of up to 12 months by their pharmacist, Minister of Health, Dr Zweli...

COVID-19: special guidelines reminder for medical practice

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has recognised the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak and has provided special guidelines that apply during...