Next week’s ISQua conference timely for SA

The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), in partnership with The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA) and Mediclinic...

Local study sheds new light on barriers to HIV cure

An international, collaborative study led by University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers has revealed an unexpected finding that could lead to better therapies towards...

Work needed ‘to restore faith in Health Technology Assessment (HTA)’

The generally negative perceptions of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) processes in South Africa largely due to the fragmented nature of their implementation and to...

Drug reverses signs of NAFLD in people with HIV

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston report that the injectable hormone, tesamorelin reduces...

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State’s right of recovery against its Doctors

Part 2 (Continued from Part 1: Med Brief Africa 8 October 2019) A Province would be vicariously liable for harm caused by the negligent conduct of...

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Claim against attorneys for prescribing a medical malpractice claim

The plaintiff sued a firm of attorneys for allowing his claim against the MEC for health to prescribe. His injuries arose out of him...

Fixing private sector incentives an NHI prerequisite: HMI panellists

Should the NHI Bill have been drafted and presented to Parliament before the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) panellists had finished their work and released...

Tenfold increase in number of adolescents on HIV treatment in SA,...

A new study of more than 700 000 one to 19-year olds being treated for HIV infection in South Africa suggests a ten-fold increase...

HMI outcomes monitoring proposal: standards office relationship considered?

When deciding on the establishment of an independent Outcomes Monitoring and Reporting Organisation (OMRO), the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) panel was asked at this...

CompCom, after 2004 banning, in full support of HMI bargaining proposal

By guiding the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) through all its moments and challenges to reach its comprehensive finality with the presentation of the report to government this...

Health expenditure an investment, not a cost

In its statement for the UN High Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage earlier this week, the World Heart Federation (WHF) - supported by...

Shortcomings in UHC declaration, minister disappoints at UN: SECTION27

Reporting from the United Nations in New York to which it sent a team earlier in the week “to fight for changes to the...

Determining damages in medical malpractice claims

This is a useful judgment of M on behalf of L and Another (7202/2008) ZAGPPHC 128 (24 April 2019) at http://saflii.org/za/cases/ZAGPPHC/2019/128.html The patient brought a...

Malawi study confirms live-saving impact of CPAP technology

Malawi's national adoption of affordable, rugged, neonatal CPAP technology as a part of routine hospital care resulted in sustained improvements in the survival of...

Health care investment needed to curb out-of-pocket spending: WHO

Governments must boost spending on primary health care by at least an additional 1 percent of their gross domestic product to widen coverage and...

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