Emergency Medicine

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...

All encouraged to complete WHO COVID-19 survey*

African Health Business (AHB) has given notice that deadline for response to the World Health Organisation (WHO) survey in response to COVID-19 is now...

All encouraged to complete WHO COVID-19 survey*

African Health Business (AHB), in a call for all health professionals and groups on the African continent to participate, has given notice that deadline...

Face mask distributor to pay R11m for inflating prices

Face mask distributor MATUS has agreed to pay a penalty of R5.9m and R5m to the COVID-19 Solidarity Fund after an investigation by the...

Number of health workers with COVID-19 rising in SA

A total of 328 health workers have tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the outbreak in South Africa with an elderly doctor in Limpopo...

Wits publishes first clinical data on COVID-19 in SA

The University of the Witwatersrand has published a special journal containing the first clinical data on COVID-19 published in South Africa. Compiled by the Editor-in-chief...

Adcock Ingram Critical Care plant to reopen

Employees of Adcock Ingram Critical Care’s Aeroton plant in Johannesburg will be able to return to work from tomorrow after an employee tested positive...

The most promising strategies for defeating coronavirus: A review study

In an unprecedented effort, hundreds of thousands of researchers and clinicians worldwide are locked in a race against time to develop cures, vaccines, and...

Top Stories

Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week OPINION: A call for strengthened private and...

Titanium Awards deadline extended, reduced to two categories

Convenors of the 6th Annual Titanium Awards have announced that the deadline has been extended to 31 July 2020 and instead of the original...

Occupational health ‘high risk’ for contracting virus

The occupational health environment during this COVID-19 challenge is most certainly stressful and high risk for contracting the disease, according to Far East Rand...

No evidence of ‘no PPE’ allegations: Kempton Park’s Arwyp

The management of Arwyp Medical Centre in Kempton Park have been reported to have found no evidence of any staff members having to work without protective...

Doctors appeal to President to end hard lockdown now

Almost 30 doctors including GPs, psychiatrists, surgeons and researchers have signed a letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa urging him to relax the current hard...

PERSPECTIVE: Africa in the path of COVID-19

This perspective article on the expected spread of COVID-19 in Africa in the coming months was originally published in the New England Journal of...

Council suggests scheme member premium holiday where warranted

To ensure member protection through continued access to quality healthcare, the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has encouraged medical schemes to assist vulnerable members...

Interim guidance for CPR in patients with COVID-19

The American Heart Association (AHA) and seven other medical societies have issued interim guidance to inform treatment of victims of cardiac arrest with suspected...

Coronavirus-resistant robot doing ward rounds at Tygerberg Hospital during pandemic

Intensive-care specialists at Tygerberg Hospital have a new infection-resistant 'colleague' helping them do ward rounds on Covid-19 patients. “Quintin" – as 'he' is affectionately...