Cryoablation for breast cancer now offered at Parklane Radiology

Cryoablation aimed at destroying small tumours or lesions through freezing instead of surgical removal is now available at Parklane Radiology in Johannesburg. The minimally...

Cipla enters into biosimilars partnership

Biopharmaceutical company Alvotech and Cipla Medpro, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the global pharmaceutical company Cipla Limited (BSE: 500087; NSE: CIPLA EQ) have entered into...

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The following are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week...How can doctors survive financially in COVID-19?* https://medbriefafrica.co.za/how-can-doctors-survive-financially-in-covid-19/ Long-term COVID...

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Here are some of the articles MedBrief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week

Has COVID prompted a rethink on NHI?

As a registered health professional who has probably already had a COVID experience in one way or another and now more than likely to...

Poor data, centralised procurement issues COVID-unearthed threats to NHI

The poor and limited use of data since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has to be realised and strengthened particularly in light of...

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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Here are some the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Recent developments and reports reveal deep problems in...

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...