Herd immunity approaches to COVID-19 a ‘Dangerous Fallacy,’ Lancet Open Letter

A group of 80 researchers have written an open letter in The Lancet in which they warn that a so-called herd immunity approach to...

Rethinking healthcare options for 2021**

The toll of a pandemic on healthcare costs and provisioning Adapting to a new way of enabling and delivering quality healthcare for members during an...

Virus can last 28 days on glass, banknotes, new study confirms

Researchers at CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, have found that SARS-CoV-2 can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces including banknotes, glass...

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Study examines effect of cancer treatment on COVID-19 mortality

Cancer patients treated one to three months prior to COVID-19 diagnosis and those treated with chemoimmunotherapy have the highest 30-day mortality, according to a...

MediCoop – owned by healthcare professionals

MediCoop CFI is a financial institution that was established for the medical and health sector in 2015. We are owned by healthcare professionals and registered...

Novaerus technology: Guaranteeing the safety of medical facilities against airborne infections...

The coronavirus pandemic’s devastating impact on medical practices as patient numbers dwindled because of fear of infection and practices had to close and disinfect...

LCBOs in spotlight this Friday

While Circular 56 from the Council for Medical Schemes has granted a further exemption to medical insurers to continue operating, there is still some urgency for...

Revenue loss for private practices running into billions due to COVID-19

Private healthcare practices in the country have lost an estimated total of R9.1 bn in revenue since the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown while...

Time to name, shame, jail abusers ‘promoting death and mortality across...

The president of the Africa Health Federation, Dr Amit Thakker, has called for the establishment of an Africa COVID 19 Discipline Index as a...

HPCSA calls for board nominations*

The Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) is now calling for suitable candidates to serve as members of the council for the new five...

COVID lessons to be unpacked in Africa-focused UHC webinar

Theme of the fifth BHF Dialogue 20/20 series webinar to take place this Wednesday (2 September) will be “A roadmap towards strengthening Africa’s healthcare systems...

Webinar on cyber insurance for health professionals

Medicoop will be hosting its 2nd webinar in its three-part series to share its expertise on Cyber insurance options for health professionals and entrepreneurs...

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Women in focus in Wednesday’s BHF Dialogue Session Three

Theme for the third in the six-part BHF Dialogue 20/20 series, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 from 09:00-12:00, will be...

Mounting concerns over high number of COVID-19 infected health workers in...

More than 24 000 health workers have contracted the coronavirus in the country of whom 181 have died. Speaking early this morning at a...

Life Healthcare appoints new Group CEO

Life Healthcare has announced the appointment of Peter Wharton-Hood as its new group CEO and executive director of the company with effect from 1 September. Wharton-Hood is the...

Hydroxychloroquine combinations associated with increased mortality in cancer patients with SARS-CoV-2

For adults with invasive cancer and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, treatment with hydroxychloroquine in combination with any other drug is...