GEMS potentially largest health PPP in SA

Member contributions being significantly subsidised by the state (their employer) along with healthcare services being delivered by both public and private providers renders the...

System does not need ‘private solutions to public problems’

South Africa’s healthcare system does not need private solutions to public problems, but rather a joint solution with public private participation. Nonetheless, KZNDHC Conference delegates...

Private sector engagement now a necessity: D-G Matsoso

Partnering with the private healthcare sector and civil society has now become an imperative if the shortcomings of the public sector are to be...

Minister Mkhize under no illusions about tasks ahead

Indirect references to recently well-publicised events such as the Mamelodi Hospital incident and the Alexander shut-down in one of his first, if not first public appearance...

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SA doctors depressed, concerned about NHI, survey reveals

Healthcare professionals in South Africa are depressed and doubt that the implementation of NHI will contribute to improving the sustainability of the profession, according...

Promises on health improvement but again no details: SONA

In a State of the Nation (SONA) address that has been described as “high on dreams, low on detail”, President Cyril Ramaphosa has again...

Telehealth can reduce costs and help improve access to care –...

Third-party apps, new mobile technology, and government policies are poised to drastically expand telehealth access in the coming years. That’s good news: Research shows...

Gift of Givers’ Sooliman included in BHF speaker line-up

The organising committee of this year’s 20th Annual BHF Southern African Conference have announced that Dr Imtaz Ismail Sooliman, chairman and founder of the...

HIV Clinicians support decriminalisation of drug use

The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society (SAHSC) has stated its support for the decriminalisation of drug use. In a statement, it says that it believes that...

Why pharmacovigilance is critical for healthcare professionals

One of the most fundamental principles of all pharmaceutical companies is the safety of the patient. The Pharma industry has records of tragic stories of...

Low cost products, regulatory changes: medical scheme challenges in focus at...

A seminar focusing on a comparison between medical schemes and health insurance primary care plus policies as well as the impact the Conduct of...

Injectable hormonal contraceptive does not increase HIV risk, ECHO study finds

There is no difference in the risk of acquiring HIV for women using three different types of long-acting, reversible contraception in sub-Saharan Africa, according...

Being an expert witness in a medical malpractice case

Medical malpractice cases often rely on the expert witness testimony of doctors and other medical professionals in order to assist the court in understanding...

Euphoria helps medical businesses save more than 50%

The cloud has brought about massive cost savings and increased profits for many businesses, including in the medical sector. Euphoria Telecom’s intelligent cloud-based call...

Health Federation of SA to assist with NHI implementation

The Interim Chair of the soon-to-be-launched Health Federation of South Africa (HFSA), Prof Morgan Chetty has invited all stakeholders in the public and private...

Top legal team to head CMS investigation into alleged unethical behaviour...

Some of the country’s top legal minds have been appointed to lead the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) high-level investigation into allegations of racial profiling against...

Adherence delaying HIV elimination targets. What’s needed to break the cycle?

This article was originally published in The ConversationAs 2020 draws closer, the deadline to end AIDS by 2030 looms large. The aim is to achieve...