DoH DG officially suspended over involvement in Digital Vibes scandal

The Department of Health has officially placed its DG, Dr Sandile Buthelezi (pictured above) on precautionary suspension pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation...

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Think not just about National Health Insurance (NHI), but also - and probably more importantly - about national health investment. “Healthcare and investment in healthcare...

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Managing perceptions by each of the protagonists in the ongoing National Health Insurance (NHI) debate will be key to it making any progress towards achieving universal health...

ESC Guidelines authors to present at SA Heart Virtual Congress*

The highlights of this year’s European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines on valvular heart disease, pacing and heart failure will be among the feature...

Internet use during retirement can boost cognitive function: new study

Researchers from Lancaster University Management School, the Norwegian University Science and Technology and Trinity College Dublin examined the cognitive function of more than 2,000...

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Scheme symposium to tackle growing fraud problems

In addition to the unprecedented challenges faced by the health sector in the last 18 months, the private healthcare industry has been increasingly compromised...

SAMED releases position paper on medtech procurement

The significant contribution medical technology makes to the quality of care offered by the country’s health systems has prompted the South African Medical Technology...

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App launched to improve ADHD care in children

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Recent cannabis use associated with MI history in younger adults

Recent cannabis has been found to be associated with a history of myocardial infarction (MI) among younger adults by researchers in a study just...

Meet the woman behind the logistics and supply of SA’s Covid...

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HFA comments on NHI Bill: UHC rather than NHI more applicable...

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Webinar to address scientific and ethical considerations for mandatory vaccination

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