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

Chronic kidney disease a ‘global killer in plain sight’

Rates of people needing dialysis globally have increased more than 40% since 1990, but access to this life-saving treatment is still markedly inequitable, according to...

OPINION: CMS about-turn on LCBOs amounts to ‘Let them eat cake’

As recently as March 2019 the Council for Medical Schemes released a discussion document seeking industry inputs on how best to go about implementing...

Section 12 J investments may benefit medical asset leasing companies

 The Tax Shop director, Bennie Groenewald, advised that medical asset leasing companies may benefit from Section 12J. This is of particular importance to funds...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week… Breakthrough procedure for abdominal cancers performed at...

Blood sampling robot becoming a reality

In the future, robots could take blood samples, benefiting patients and healthcare workers alike. A research team of the Rutgers University in New Jersey, US...

Writing a sick note: What is required

The sick note submitted this week by former president Jacob Zuma’s legal team to the High Court in Pietermaritzburg,  again raised questions on what...

CMS reinstates suspended head of legal services

The Council of Medical Schemes has reinstated its head of legal services, Craig Burton-Durham after he was suspended with four other senior officials last...

Medical benefits to be derived from Section 12J investments*

While much of the focus on tax-based Section 12J (S12J) investments - borne out of a 2008 South African Budget Review observation that access to equity...

OPINION: It’s time we gave the Pharmaceutical Industry some accolades!!

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Regenerative medicine is transforming health and medicine due to the lightning-speed advances in genomics, genetic engineering, synthetic biology, nanotechnology, data science, AI, robotics, to name just a...

Altron ‘mede’-clusters take hold under HealthTech banner*

While it has been very much a case of business as usual for the three Altron entities, MedeMass, MediSwitch and MedeServe as they have become clustered under...

When drugs don’t work – a growing global threat*

Research from the University of the Witwatersrand School of Public Health and the London School of Economics shows that doctors and nurses play a...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week… NHI, as proposed, would effectively ‘wipe out’...

Health Federation of SA up and running…

The Health Federation of South Africa (HFSA), formally launched in July last year as a multi-sectoral/stakeholder entity primarily to assist with the application of...

Intensive systolic BP control in all older adults questioned

Intensive systolic blood pressure (SBP) control lowers the risk for major cardiovascular events, cognitive impairment, and death in older adults; however, these benefits may...

Suzman Foundation releases comprehensive four-part critique on NHI Bill

The lack of detail that has been provided on crucial aspects of the proposed NHI, its financing, and the State's ability to manage such...

Coding Manual among latest SAMA reference books now available

The SAMA Medical Doctors’ Coding Manual (MDCM), previously known as the Doctors’ Billing Manual (DBM), is back by popular demand and is among the...

Challenge of funding cancer treatment**

Cancer is one of the greatest challenges the world faces today. Discovery Health’s data shows that cancer cases increased by over 45% between 2011...