BREAKING NEWS: 37 State hospitals exempted from loadshedding but private hospitals...

Health Minister Joe Phaahla has just announced that a total of 37 state hospitals will be exempted from loadshedding from today as health institutions struggle to deliver...

Loadshedding: Desperate calls for hospitals to be exempted

As the impact of the continuing rolling blackouts in the country continues to wreak havoc in hospitals and other health institutions, the Hospital Association...

Raath on Health Squared, Crisp on SA’s health future: IHRM October...

The failure of Health Squared, which applied for liquidation last month and now under curatorship, has demonstrated the importance of medical scheme financial soundness...

Genetic predisposition to smoking causally linked to stroke outcomes

A team of Chinese researchers have noted that there appears to be a causal association for genetic predisposition to smoking with worse functional outcome...

CSSD: No margin for error in today’s health facilities

Photo:  Clinical decontamination specialist Xana JardineCentral Sterile Supply Departments (or CSSDs) are an integral, yet often overlooked component of the functioning of any healthcare...

Intervention theme for Paediatric Workshop at SA Heart Congress

Among the associated features of the upcoming 22nd Annual SA Heart Congress 2022 at the Sandton Convention Centre will be a Paediatric Cardiology Workshop*...

Move afoot to legalise industry marketing code equality

Medical device and pharmaceutical marketing code representatives will be meeting with the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) as a collective shortly to finalise...

ALLSA Conference 2022: Report back Part 3

The Allergy Society of South Africa’s annual conference took place in Durban from 15 to 17 September. With the theme, Allergies: Behind the Mask,...

ALLSA Conference 2022: Report Back: Part 2

The Allergy Society of South Africa’s annual conference took place in Durban from 15 to 17 September. With the theme, Allergies: Behind the Mask,...

ALLSA Conference 2022: Report Back Part 1

The Allergy Society of South Africa’s annual conference took place in Durban from 15 to 17 September. With the theme, Allergies: Behind the Mask,...

Automatic cars are the perfect choice for South African nurses*

Automatic cars can provide an enhanced experience to drivers; however, manual cars are still preferred among many South Africans. Buying a new vehicle is a...

Top stories you may have missed

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

HPCSA calls on government to immediately exempt all hospitals from loadshedding

The HPCSA has called on government to urgently exempt all hospitals and clinics in the country from loadshedding, saying it has created more strain...

Moral challenge to doing business in healthcare: ‘accept no contradiction exists’

Even with all its travails and its limited envelope of care, private delivery systems are remarkably standardized which in no small measure the care...

LEGALLY SPEAKING

Legal review of current health care matters*The Pretoria High Court handed down a welcome judgement on 26 August 2022 regarding the funding of Elaprase...

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Murder anniversary, specialist arrest* prompts specialised medico-legal input plea

A recent survey has shown that almost nine out of 10 doctors are concerned about facing an investigation following an adverse patient outcome during...

Dhlomo announces TB Recovery Plan: ‘time to cut to the chase!’

South Africa is one of the high-burden countries for TB, HIV-associated TB, and drug resistant TB, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and a resultant...