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

Medical schemes not up to members’ expectations, survey shows

Medical schemes are facing tremendous pressure in a low growth market where customer expectations and utilisation are very high and increasing, while loyalty is...

Harnessing Africa’s potential to develop medicines for its people

The director and founder of the University of Cape Town’s world renowned Drug Discovery and Development Centre, H3D, Prof Kelly Chibale, is on a drive to highlight...

Next week’s ISQua conference timely for SA

The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), in partnership with The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA) and Mediclinic...

Government departments owe Gauteng Health R196m

Government departments owe the struggling Gauteng health department R196 million in outstanding patient fees. DA Shadow Health MEC, Jack Bloom, says this has been disclosed in the...

Work needed ‘to restore faith in Health Technology Assessment (HTA)’

The generally negative perceptions of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) processes in South Africa largely due to the fragmented nature of their implementation and to...

Extended hormone therapy associated with improved cognition

A new study published in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) demonstrates the benefits of extended oestrogen exposure and longer-term...

NEHAWU to start protest action against private healthcare sector

Labour union, NEHAWU has announced that it will be picketing against the high cost of private healthcare in front of Netcare’s headquarters in Sandton...

Health Funders Association supportive of HMI recommendations

The Health Funders Association (HFA) has welcomed recommendations for the transformation of the funding industry contained in the Health Market Inquiry’s (HMI) final report...

Slower walkers have faster aging brains and bodies at 45

The walking speed of 45-year-olds, particularly their fastest walking speed without running, can be used as a marker of their aging brains and bodies. Slower...

CMS Annual Report: Financial health of schemes and members declining as...

Findings of the Health Market Inquiry on increasing healthcare costs in the private sector and its recommendations for far-reaching changes to the current status...

Top stories you may have missed

Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week Gauteng Health bank account attached to pay...

State’s right of recovery against its Doctors

Part 2 (Continued from Part 1: Med Brief Africa 8 October 2019) A Province would be vicariously liable for harm caused by the negligent conduct of...

Prenatal stress could affect baby’s brain: Researchers

New research from King’s College London has found that maternal stress before and during pregnancy could affect a baby’s brain development. In their study published in Biological Psychiatry,...

No hospitals in Gauteng accredited for NHI

No hospitals and only 40 out of 372 provincial clinics in Gauteng have so far been assessed for the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI). This...

State’s right of recovery against its Doctors

Part 1* As a general rule an employer, such as a private hospital or, the Province, in the case of a state health facility, is liable...

Hypoxia researchers win Nobel Prize for Medicine

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to two American scientists and one British researcher who identified how cells sense changes in...

Less than six hours’ sleep with comorbidities increases early death risk

Middle-aged adults with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, or stroke could be at higher risk for cancer and early death when...