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...

Latest SA Health Review focuses on continued human resource needs

Health System Trust launches 21st edition of South African Health Review today

Adrenaline use discouraged as cardiac arrest treatment

Studies involving more than 500,000 patients have reported worse long-term survival and more brain damage among survivors who were treated with adrenaline

SAMWUMED back on track

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has announced that stability has been restored at the SA Municipal Workers Union Medical Aid Scheme (SAMWUMED) four...

Schemes’ forensic units ‘laws unto themselves’: IPAF

The Independent Practitioner Association Foundation of South Africa (IPAF), in a firmly worded position statement* on fraud and alleged racism by medical schemes just...

Medico-legal crisis videos for top office released

In a unique initiative intended to bring the extent of the medico-legal crisis in South Africa directly to the attention State President Cyril Ramaphosa,...

Effectively expressing empathy improves ICU care

Physicians express empathy frequently to families in the pediatric intensive care unit, but more than one-third of empathetic statements are buried by medical jargon that reduces their effectiveness

New HPCSA Registrar: Ready for the challenges ahead

 The past few years have seen the HPCSA staggering under a plethora of claims relating to maladministration, dysfunction, corruption, a lack of communication, registration hiccups and...

July 2018: 39th Annual Medical Congress

For more information, contact:T: 081 148 4526/ 081 250 4869E: congress@man.com.nawww.man.com.na 

Presidential call for medico-legal strategy, student stress help

The Western Cape Department of Health medico-legal service recognises that the only way to cut medical malpractice litigation and its financial repercussions is to...

Practitioners advised not to respond to additional PCNS documentation request

Request for additional personal details ‘unreasonable, not backed by regulatory requirements’

Medico-legal situation in SA: ‘Dear Mr President, we have a crisis!’

In an unprecedented initiative to bring South Africa’s current medico-legal problems and consequences to the fore, the SA Medico-Legal Association (SAMLA) provided the platform...

Hospital staff errors with gowns, gloves spread bacteria

Healthcare workers caring for infectious patients sometimes make mistakes when removing personal protective garments, resulting in contamination of clothes or equipment with antibiotic-resistant bacteria,...

Cataract surgery may cut risk of serious car accidents

Cataract surgery is associated with a modest decrease in the risk of the patient being in a serious traffic crash as the driver, a...

Two-week lockdown extension could help healthcare system prepare for the worst

The two-week extension of the national lockdown in South Africa announced last week has given government two more months to prepare the health system...

VTA Symposium 2019: Urgent call for registration

Deadline looming for registrations for VTA symposium from 22-24 February

SAMA stresses importance of workforce remodelling in Budget welcoming statement

Because the country’s health workforce is already depleted - and the system is losing skilled expertise to global locations - critical disciplines must be preserved in exploring...

BrandMED Health Symposium: Healthcare Reimagined

Attended by around 100 doctors and representatives of managed care and health technology companies, BrandMED’s two-day symposium in Sandton gave delegates an opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge...