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...

Truncated rotations in ICU shown to mitigate burnout among physicians

Shortening the length of rotations in a medical intensive care unit (MICU) from the traditional 14-consecutive day schedule to only seven days helps mitigate...

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...

WC Mediclinics awarded for quality improvement

Three Mediclinic hospitals in the Western Cape have received Katrin Kleijnhans Quality Trophies from The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa NPC...

Discovery reacts to claims that suspension of payments caused woman’s death

Discovery Health says it will support the family of a KwaZulu-Natal woman who died after she was refused dialysis because the scheme suspended payments...

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...

Ultrasound shock wave CV procedure performed for first time in Africa

A newly introduced procedure which uses ultrasound shock waves to ‘crack’ highly calcified deposits and blockages within coronary arteries, was successfully performed for the...

New findings on C. auris transmission in the healthcare environment

Researchers have now shown that patients who are heavily colonised with Candida auris on their skin can shed the fungus and contaminate their surroundings. This finding...

WHO looking for health systems experts in SA to help with...

The World Health Organisation (WHO) in South Africa is looking for health system experts in South Africa to help it with providing support to...

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Sanofi and Google team up to improve drug development

Pharmaceutical company, Sanofi has announced that it is teaming up with Google to establish a new virtual Innovation Lab aimed at radically transforming how...

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...

Receiving opioids for first time while hospitalised doubles risk of continued...

People who receive opioids for the first time while hospitalised have double the risk of continuing to receive opioids for months after discharge compared...

Without an increase in public healthcare funding, NHI will not be...

Civil society organisations, SECTION27 and the Institute of Economic Justice have urged Health Minister Zweli Mkhize and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to urgently increase...

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...