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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Rahima Moosa’s reinstated Dr Tim de Maayer...

Top stories you may have missed

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

University, NAEP pay tribute to renowned asthma specialist, Prof Robin Green

The University of Pretoria (UP) and the National Asthma Education Programme (NAEP) have been among the many institutions and organisations to pay tribute this...

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Here are some of the reports Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Actuary airing misgivings about schemes council’s handling...

BHF responds to scheme council on LCBO, PMB issues

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) has added its voice to reaction to the Council for Medical Schemes' (CMS') "blanket refusal" to exempt medical schemes...

Constitutionality, corruption among concerns in NHI Bill submissions

There was a high level of concern among respondents in their submissions to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health on the National Health Insurance...

Care advised with steady rise in telehealth utilisation

There are aspects of virtual consultation that require consideration on the part of all involved, such as privacy issues and the correct POPIA (Protection...

Single payer: NHI ‘not doomed from the start’

Many countries have single payer universal healthcare (UHC) systems, so South Africa’s proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) “is not doomed from the start”, Victoria...

Politicians ‘rich in making promises’, BHF delegates told

The two-tiered healthcare system, i.e. the private and public sectors respectively, if permitted to perpetuate, does not bode well for the future prospects of...

Imtiaz Sooliman takes top Titanium Award

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) presented this year’s Titanium Lifetime Achiever Award to Gift of the Givers founder, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, during the...

Actuary airing misgivings about schemes council’s handling of LCBOs ‘a publicity...

Well-known healthcare actuary and medical scheme consultant, Christoff Raath’s intimation at the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) Conference in Cape Town Thursday that the...

Top stories you may have missed

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

Top stories you may have missed

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

Telemedicine: COVID-prompted rulings still apply…

Medical practitioners are ill-advised to use social media platforms such as WhatsApp and Twitter when communicating with patients “as it blurs the lines and...

Local healthcare workers fear mental health stigma

The Covid-19 pandemic has sparked a rise in mental health disorders worldwide1 with healthcare workers on the frontline among the most affected, yet those who...

2022 SAAFP Congress: Bouncing back – resilience in the face of...

Focusing on how family physicians and primary care practices can adapt to the changing circumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the 24th Congress of...

SA healthcare workers lack critical knowledge on new ARV drug

A concerning number of healthcare workers (HCWs) in South Africa lack sufficient understanding of how the antiretroviral (ARV) drug dolutegravir (DTG) interacts with medicines...

BHF Conference speaker line-up announced

Speakers at the 21st Annual BHF Conference, to be held in Cape Town from 18 to 21 May, will be:  Thematic sessions for the conference...