Championing digital healthcare in South Africa*

Mother-daughter team, Dr Maggie Mojapelo and Dr Malebo Mojapelo-Mokotedi, are active stewards of digital health solutions. They’re on a quest to use new, innovative...

Understanding medical malpractice in SA

The second edition of "Understanding Medical Malpractice in South Africa" has now been released as an updated follow-up to the first published in March...

SA-based study looks at timing of initiating ART in newborns with...

Starting HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) within hours of birth has been hypothesised to have positive effects raising the possibility of remission in some children...

Specialist groups add their voices to surgeon, anaesthesiologist arrests

The South African Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF), Federation of South African Surgeons (FOSAS) and the KwaZulu Natal Specialist Network (KZNSN), as well as the SA Society...

Specialist groups add their voices to surgeon, anaesthesiologist arrests

The South African Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF), Federation of South African Surgeons (FOSAS) and the KwaZulu Natal Specialist Network (KNZSN), as well as the SA Society...

Wishes from Med Brief Africa

The Publishers, Editors and Executives of Med Brief Africa wish all Readers, Advertisers and Contributors a Joyous Festive Season and a Happy and Healthy 2020!

Healthcare must proceed with caution in adopting AI

Artificial intelligence has the potential to transform and disrupt healthcare. However, the industry must beware of unintended consequences and not give in to marketing...

Even with early treatment, HIV still attacks young brains

While early antiretroviral therapy, or ART, has ensured less deadly outcomes for children living with and exposed to HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, studies show...

Top stories you may have missed

Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week… SAMA opposed to NHI Bill in current...

Cipla workshop focuses on latest advances in HIV treatment in SA

Pharmaceutical company hosted an HIV/AIDS workshop in Sandton ahead of World AIDS Day on 1 December that focused on the latest advances in HIV...

Government intents on destroying private health insurance to pave way...

The announcement by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) that no Low-Cost Benefit Options (LCBO) will be allowed for low-income consumers and no health...

Despite challenges, quality UHC ‘not unrealistic’: UCT’s Benatar

South Africa faces “enormous challenges”, but attaining widespread access to quality healthcare is not unrealistic – provided solid short-to-medium and long-term plans are enforced...

SAMA opposed to NHI Bill in current form

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says while it remains supportive of the progressive realisation of Universal Health Coverage for people in South Africa,...

Top stories you may have missed

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

SA HIV researchers among highest cited globally

Distinguished HIV/ Aids scientists and SAMRC Extramural Unit Directors, Profs Salim Abdool Karim and Lynn Morris have been named by Web of Science Group...

Cure Day Hospitals among latest COHSASA accreditations

The healthcare facilities listed below have been awarded accreditation by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), a not-for-profit company (NPC)...

Prompt payment, CON issues addressed by NHI’s Crisp

Practitioners will be paid in real time, no real need for a Certificate of Need, and services will have to push ahead without a patient records...

OPINION PIECE: The Marmite NHI

John Bercow, the recently-retired speaker of the United Kingdom parliament, was recently referred to by a reporter as “the marmite speaker”. The expression was developed,...