BREAKING NEWS: Court declares Certificate of Need unconstitutional and invalid

In a major victory for healthcare professionals and Solidarity, the High Court in Pretoria has declared Sections 36 to 40 of the National Health...

OPEN LETTER: Stop victimisation of healthcare professionals and fix the public...

More than 140 of the country’s top healthcare leaders including clinicians in both the public and private healthcare sector, academics, scientists and health experts...

GDoH on an apparent roll to address issues raised in Dr...

 In an indication that it is starting to move on the dire conditions in Gauteng’s public health service recently highlighted by paediatric gastroenterologist Dr...

First for Africa: Robotic assisted cardiothoracic surgery now available at Christiaan...

In a first for the continent, a cardiothoracic robotic assisted surgery programme has been established at Netcare Christiaan Barnard Hospital to provide less invasive...

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Legislative dysfunction defers complementary medicine victory

By Chris Bateman  “The current regime imposed on complementary medicines is tantamount to imposing Boeing specifications on a bicycle.” – Anthony Rees There is ‘no way’...

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SAMA to file contempt of court papers against Limpopo Health MEC...

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) will today (6 June) file urgent papers with the Limpopo High Court of contempt of court against the...

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University, NAEP pay tribute to renowned asthma specialist, Prof Robin Green

The University of Pretoria (UP) and the National Asthma Education Programme (NAEP) have been among the many institutions and organisations to pay tribute this...

Clinicians as second victims of medical errors: Why they need help

          Dr Brenda Kubheka from IQ ConsultingMedical errors and adverse events don’t occur in a vacuum. Multiple contributing factors can...

World first: Damaged human liver treated in a machine successfully transplanted

In a world first for medicine, Liver4Life, a multidisciplinary research team from Zurich, has succeeded in treating an originally damaged human liver in a...

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Here are some of the reports Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Actuary airing misgivings about schemes council’s handling...

BHF responds to scheme council on LCBO, PMB issues

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) has added its voice to reaction to the Council for Medical Schemes' (CMS') "blanket refusal" to exempt medical schemes...

Constitutionality, corruption among concerns in NHI Bill submissions

There was a high level of concern among respondents in their submissions to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health on the National Health Insurance...

Care advised with steady rise in telehealth utilisation

There are aspects of virtual consultation that require consideration on the part of all involved, such as privacy issues and the correct POPIA (Protection...

Netcare and EthiQal partner to reduce specialists’ medico-legal risk

Netcare has announced a landmark partnership with a leading insurer, EthiQal, a division of Constantia Insurance Company Limited. Through this partnership, EthiQal will offer...

State of health in high care, but…

Leadership and governance issues, particularly in the public sector, corruption in both sectors, and the maldistribution of practitioners are among the problems that have...