2nd Southern African Nursing Conference: 11 November

The Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2nd Southern African Nursing Conference, that will take place virtually...

Outcome Measuring and Reporting – Vital to fixing the potholes in...

Outcomes measurement and reporting (OMR) have the potential to address many failings in the South African health system. However, despite agreement among most stakeholders...

Available scientific evidence on COVID-19 vaccine efficacy does not support boosters...

An expert review by an international group of scientists, including some at the WHO and FDA, concludes that, even for the delta variant, vaccine...

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

Bridget Barnard is Pfizer’s Supply Chain Director for Sub-Saharan Africa. Speaking to the Professional Body for Supply Chain Management (SAPIC) during a Women’s Month,...

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

The Health Funders Association (HFA) has presented its position on the NHI Bill of 2019 to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health.   In its presentation,...

Webinar to address scientific and ethical considerations for mandatory vaccination

Discovery Health, together with SAMA, UFFP and SAPPF’s weekly CPD accredited webinar to be presented tonight (9 September) at 19:00 will provide an update...

Wits and Netcare team up to vaccinate students and staff

Caption: Vaccinated and pictured at the launch of the site at Wits (left to rightr, are (left to right) Jerome September, dean of Wits...

Zuid-Afrikaans Hospital documentary on HCW’s Covid-19 fight to air on M-Net

“Somewhere there is a light at the end of this tunnel. We have to believe it. Let’s hope for the dawn to break.”  Those are...

‘Negligence problem threshold’ of medical error criminalisation in SA

A “massive engagement between all parties” which would include the NPA, the HPCSA and the doctor groups, must be made to close the loop...

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Dr Phil Matley elected as new SAPPF Chair

Dr Phil Matley has been unanimously elected as the new chairperson of the South African Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) at a recent Directors Meeting. He succeeds...

TRIPS waiver for vaccine manufacture: ‘well-intentioned, but unfeasible’*

South Africa’s Department of Health has revealed that over 12.2 million COVID-19 vaccines1 have been administered so far, with 5.8 million people completely vaccinated2...

Doctors spreading unfounded opinions about COVID-19: What are the implications?

One of the big challenges in curbing the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide has been the polarisation of beliefs around key issues such as vaccines, treatments,...

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Recording consultations: law tends to favour patients

The law pertaining to a patient recording a consultation is somewhat complex because it involves various legal Acts, but does nonetheless tend to favour...

Certificate of Need regulations: ‘withdraw, consult, redraft!’

The controversial Certificate of Need (CoN) draft regulations bear little relation to the empowering sections in their origin, the National Health Act of 2003,...

HPCSA CEO’s precautionary suspension reimposed

Health Minister Joe Phaahla has placed the new HPCSA Registrar and CEO, Dr David Motau on precautionary suspension for a second time after initially...