Paving way for new doctors entering ‘daunting’ environment

The recent GP Expo at Gallagher Estate, Midrand, essentially a networking platform for healthcare professionals such as general practitioners, doctors, clinical leads and primary healthcare...

Today’s doctors and the fourth industrial revolution… *

Today’s doctors find themselves in a world characterised by digital disruption. Globally, healthcare costs are skyrocketing. This trend has been fuelled by ageing populations,...

Gold medal for leading cervical cancer researcher

University of Cape Town (UCT) Prof Lynette Denny’s 25-year body of research on cervical cancer, the magnitude of which is significantly higher among black...

Ovarian cancer can be detected in general practice

Cancer antigen 125 (CA125) can predict ovarian cancer in general practice, and elevated CA125 can also indicate an increased risk for non-ovarian cancer, delegates...

Digital health. Where did it all start?

This is the second article in a series on digital innovation in the medical field and how it will affect, improve and change medical...

Wits’ Prof Moosa honoured with ASAIPA National Medical Award for Lifetime...

Prof Shabir Moosa, newly appointed World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA) Africa region president and prominent in primary care education at the University of...

Med Brief Africa receives ‘Enhancing Medical Profession’ award

 Med Brief Africa, still a unique freely available news-based mobile phone application specifically developed for South Africa’s medical professionals of all disciplines, was presented...

Top stories you may have missed

Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week… Last week’s HPCSA investigation alert ‘old news’:...

Crisp to preside at Pretoria NHI forum for doctors

Dr Nicholas Crisp, recently tasked by the Department of Health to head up administration and operations of National Health Insurance during the implementation process,...

Practicalities of NHI implementation have yet to be spelt out

In this opinion piece published in today’s Business Day*, Johann Serfontein, of the Free Market Foundation Health Policy Unit, questions the progress of implementation...

Are medical students prepared for end-of-life care?

As the demand for palliative care increases, the World Health Organization has called for teaching on the subject to be made routine for medical...

Recommendations developed to address clinician burnout

In Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout, a new report just published online by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, recommendations are presented to...

Last week’s HPCSA investigation alert ‘old news’: DoH

The Department of Health has issued a statement advising that the information doing the rounds on social media during past week about the Health...

Discovery Foundation Fellows discuss impact of award experience*

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award, valued at R2.1 million, enables a specialist clinician to experience Harvard Medical School’s largest teaching hospital for a...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week… D-G Precious Matsoso leaves Department of Health https://medbriefafrica.co.za/d-g-precious-matsoso-leaves-department-of-health/ Four-year...

Pillay appointed Acting D-G

The Department of Health (DoH) has given notice this evening that Dr Anban Pillay, NHI Deputy D-G, has been appointed Acting Director-General with immediate effect following...

D-G Precious Matsoso leaves Department of Health

The Department of Health (DoH) has announced this morning that Ms Precious Matsoso, director-general (D-G) for nine years and former head of the Medicines...

More health professional sceptism, emigration plans revealed in latest Solidarity NHI...

In the wake of the unprecedented exposure given to the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) system and all its elements in the last 12...