GEMS potentially largest health PPP in SA

Member contributions being significantly subsidised by the state (their employer) along with healthcare services being delivered by both public and private providers renders the...

System does not need ‘private solutions to public problems’

South Africa’s healthcare system does not need private solutions to public problems, but rather a joint solution with public private participation. Nonetheless, KZNDHC Conference delegates...

Private sector engagement now a necessity: D-G Matsoso

Partnering with the private healthcare sector and civil society has now become an imperative if the shortcomings of the public sector are to be...

Discovery reacts to claims that suspension of payments caused woman’s death

Discovery Health says it will support the family of a KwaZulu-Natal woman who died after she was refused dialysis because the scheme suspended payments...

Minister Mkhize under no illusions about tasks ahead

Indirect references to recently well-publicised events such as the Mamelodi Hospital incident and the Alexander shut-down in one of his first, if not first public appearance...

New findings on C. auris transmission in the healthcare environment

Researchers have now shown that patients who are heavily colonised with Candida auris on their skin can shed the fungus and contaminate their surroundings. This finding...

WHO looking for health systems experts in SA to help with...

The World Health Organisation (WHO) in South Africa is looking for health system experts in South Africa to help it with providing support to...

WHO launches AWaRe tool to accelerate action against antimicrobial resistance

Using the "access," "watch," and "reserve" designations established previously, the World Health Organization (WHO) has created a new tool to limit the use of...

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Sanofi and Google team up to improve drug development

Pharmaceutical company, Sanofi has announced that it is teaming up with Google to establish a new virtual Innovation Lab aimed at radically transforming how...

SA doctors depressed, concerned about NHI, survey reveals

Healthcare professionals in South Africa are depressed and doubt that the implementation of NHI will contribute to improving the sustainability of the profession, according...

Promises on health improvement but again no details: SONA

In a State of the Nation (SONA) address that has been described as “high on dreams, low on detail”, President Cyril Ramaphosa has again...

Cognitive decline faster after incident coronary heart disease event

Incident coronary heart disease (CHD) is associated with accelerated cognitive decline after, but not before, the event, according to a study published in the...

Telehealth can reduce costs and help improve access to care –...

Third-party apps, new mobile technology, and government policies are poised to drastically expand telehealth access in the coming years. That’s good news: Research shows...

Travellers should be aware of measles risk in Europe

Travellers need to be aware of measles in Europe and should ensure children are adequately vaccinated, a study published online this week in Pediatrics has...

Receiving opioids for first time while hospitalised doubles risk of continued...

People who receive opioids for the first time while hospitalised have double the risk of continuing to receive opioids for months after discharge compared...

Without an increase in public healthcare funding, NHI will not be...

Civil society organisations, SECTION27 and the Institute of Economic Justice have urged Health Minister Zweli Mkhize and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to urgently increase...

Undetected dysglycemia linked to MI, periodontal disease

Undetected dysglycemia is associated with both myocardial infarction (MI) and periodontitis (PD), according to a study published online in Diabetes Care. Anna Norhammar, M.D., from the...