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Leadership award for Dr Strachan

Dr Simon Strachan, SA Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) CEO and Business for SA executive, is the recipient of the annual Discovery Leadership in Health Award 2021 Jointly selected...

Managing healthcare delivery in future…

The growing trend of patients demanding better healthcare experiences, emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) being put to work, new healthcare models threatening...

Glitch delays rollout of Covid-19 booster shots for healthcare workers

Due to a technical glitch, the start of the Sisonke Booster Trial for healthcare workers (HCWs) has been delayed by a day. According to the Department...

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Facemask ventilation of surgery patients does not increase spread of COVID-19

New research published in Anaesthesia (a journal of the Association of Anaesthetists) says that the use of facemask ventilation during routine surgery should not...

Initiative to boost local medical device industry potential, capacity

While the South African medical device industry has enormous potential and capacity, it is fragmented and not functioning optimally. Constraints to growth of the sector,...

Booster jabs for HCWs: Second Sisonke trial to be launched

The Department of Health says it has secured enough JnJ boosters for the estimated 480 000 healthcare workers who were vaccinated against Covid-19 from...

Need for uniformity in device-related funding stressed

Medical device and funding industry representatives have agreed that, mainly because of the fragmented nature of both relationships and processes, uniform measures have to...

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COVID has shown ‘we can do it!’ – Crisp

The sharing of hospital resources during the height of COVID and the collective effort on the planning and implementation of the entire vaccination programme...

Single payer system ‘takes away diversity of alternatives’

One of the setbacks with a single payer system is that takes way the diversity of alternatives in the event of inevitable failures, Hospital...

Up to 180 000 healthcare workers have succumbed to Covid: WHO

The World Health Organization estimates that between 80 000 and 180 000 healthcare workers have died of Covid-19 from January 2020 to May this...

Rollout of JnJ booster jab to HCWs to start in November

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) says it is working with the Department of Health, the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA)...

COVID-19 and pre-existing CVD: many questions remain…*

The COVID-19 pandemic has had both direct and indirect influences on the practice of cardiology. Patients with pre-existing conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, coronary...

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HCWs should also ‘start demonstrating’ to support COVID vaccinations

Health care workers (HCWs) should also start demonstrating “like the anti-vaxxers” but in support of COVID-19 vaccinations, noted bioethics academic, Prof Ames Dhai (above),...

CMS Industry Report: admin costs continue to rise despite expenditure, utilisation...

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has confirmed a considerable drop in healthcare benefits expenditure with a concomitant solvency increase for medical schemes in...