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Murder anniversary, specialist arrest* prompts specialised medico-legal input plea

A recent survey has shown that almost nine out of 10 doctors are concerned about facing an investigation following an adverse patient outcome during...

Dhlomo announces TB Recovery Plan: ‘time to cut to the chase!’

South Africa is one of the high-burden countries for TB, HIV-associated TB, and drug resistant TB, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and a resultant...

Health Ministry issues warning about ‘overstated’ Omicron BA.2.75 message

The Ministry of Health has warned that the message circulating social media platforms about the detection of the new COVID-19 Omicron BA.2.75 sub-variant is overstated. In a...

CVD risk warning with higher artificial sweetener consumption

French researchers have warned that higher artificial sweetener consumption is associated with an increased cardiovascular disease risk. In a study published last week in The BMJ,...

Covid measures may eventually boost TB control

Although COVID-19 reduced TB detection rates and severely disrupted TB services during the 2020 and 2021 period, the good news is that the TB...

Pursuit of health challenge solutions to drive conference

Solutions to overcoming the Africa’s health challenges are multifaceted and include health systems strengthening, committed leadership, human resources (quality and capacity), improving quality, and...

Developing a National Outcome Measurement and Reporting (OMR) Framework

By Dr Andrew Good, Co-founder Southern Africa Outcome Measurement and Reporting Conference (SA OMRC) The all-important 2nd Annual Outcome Measurement and Reporting Conference (OMRC) will be...

Health Squared placed under provisional curatorship

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has given notice that Health Squared Medical Scheme has been placed under provisional curatorship effective from yesterday, Thursday, 8 September...

Roadshows: GP in Danger of becoming Extinct!

The Independent Practitioners Association Federation (IPAF), in collaboration with PPS, will be convening a series of roadshows in the major centres during the next...

Greater mortality associated with high ultra-processed food intake

A significant proportion of mortality risk is associated with poor nutrient food intake explained by the level of food processing Diets high in ultra-processed food,...

Council aware of preauthorisation issues…

More than 90% of medical service providers (MSPs) indicate a negative impact of preauthorisation on patient clinical outcomes, the results of a survey conducted...

LEGALLY SPEAKING: a legal view on current health sector matters

The recent announcement by Health Squared medical scheme that it would be applying for voluntary liquidation and that all healthcare cover to its members...

WEBINAR: Power of Technology in Primacy Care*

It has now become quite obvious that the availability of big data within the medical field and its utilisation through the field of machine learning and artificial...

TOP STORIES you may have missed….

Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Arrest of KZN surgeon on murder charge...

Cardio for non-Cardiologist at SA Heart 2022

A highlight of the upcoming 22nd Annual SA Heart Congress 2022 in Johannesburg from 27 to 30 October, will be a “Cardio update for...

Pap smear drive to combat cervical cancer

A collaborative effort between local KwaZulu-Natal based healthcare organisations recently saw the successful completion of a free pap smear drive to raise awareness about...

New Sanofi GM poised to transform Southern Africa medical and pharma...

Kagan Keklik (pictured) has taken the reigns as General Manager South Africa & Country Lead of multinational pharmaceutical and healthcare company, Sanofi, in South...