Revenue loss for private practices running into billions due to COVID-19

Private healthcare practices in the country have lost an estimated total of R9.1 bn in revenue since the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown while...

NHI: lessons to be learnt from COVID corruption experience

The COVID corruption experience will “be looked at” as the country prepares to implement the proposed national health insurance (NHI) system, Department of Health...

Social smokers face disproportionately high risk of lung disease, cancer death

Social smokers have been found to be more than twice as likely to die of lung disease and more than eight times as likely...

A Doctors App — recurring income opportunity during lockdown

Time and money as key influencers in the healthcare industry will always go alongside.  To ensure progression in healthcare, smartphone applications as a third influencer is...

Time to name, shame, jail abusers ‘promoting death and mortality across...

The president of the Africa Health Federation, Dr Amit Thakker, has called for the establishment of an Africa COVID 19 Discipline Index as a...

HPCSA calls for board nominations*

The Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) is now calling for suitable candidates to serve as members of the council for the new five...

COVID lessons to be unpacked in Africa-focused UHC webinar

Theme of the fifth BHF Dialogue 20/20 series webinar to take place this Wednesday (2 September) will be “A roadmap towards strengthening Africa’s healthcare systems...

Webinar on cyber insurance for health professionals

Medicoop will be hosting its 2nd webinar in its three-part series to share its expertise on Cyber insurance options for health professionals and entrepreneurs...

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Doctors welcome move to Lockdown Level 2

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that the country will move to Lockdown Level 2 from midnight on Monday 17 August is welcomed as a step...

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Guidance helps doctors optimize telemedicine for seniors

In an Ideas and Opinions article published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine, guidance is provided for physicians to optimize telemedicine, which can be...

Pre-existing immunity against flu virus possibly spared SA from worst COVID-19...

With government expected to make an announcement later this week on the further relaxation of lockdown restrictions, Professor of Vaccinology at Wits, Shabir Madhi...

Survey shows knowledge gaps, PPE shortages compromising SA health professionals COVID-19...

Over half of healthcare professionals in South Africa feel that they do not have adequate PPE, putting them at risk of contracting the coronavirus....

Update from MediCoop*

Dear Med Brief Africa reader, With webinars and web-based business abounding, MediCoop has created some new financial products tailor-made for the medical and healthcare sector....

Women in focus in Wednesday’s BHF Dialogue Session Three

Theme for the third in the six-part BHF Dialogue 20/20 series, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 from 09:00-12:00, will be...

Mounting concerns over high number of COVID-19 infected health workers in...

More than 24 000 health workers have contracted the coronavirus in the country of whom 181 have died. Speaking early this morning at a...

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