More volunteers needed for COVID-19 Doctors on Call Programme

The Covid-19 Doctors on Call oversight committee is appealing to all South African registered doctors to consider voluntary participation in the Covid-19 Doctors on...

Schedule 2, 3 & 4 chronic medications: 12-month repeats now permitted

Patients on Schedule 2, 3 and 4 chronic medications may now be prescribed repeats of up to 12 months by their pharmacist, Minister of Health, Dr Zweli...

COVID-19: special guidelines reminder for medical practice

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has recognised the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak and has provided special guidelines that apply during...

PPE plus infection control training lowers COVID-19 risk among healthcare workers

Healthcare workers carry a significant burden of coronavirus infections worldwide, but a new evidence review by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)...

All encouraged to complete WHO COVID-19 survey*

African Health Business (AHB) has given notice that deadline for response to the World Health Organisation (WHO) survey in response to COVID-19 is now...

All encouraged to complete WHO COVID-19 survey*

African Health Business (AHB), in a call for all health professionals and groups on the African continent to participate, has given notice that deadline...

Surgeons help create new process for disinfecting and reusing N95 masks

Journal of the American College of Surgeons study authors report a framework to address supply limitations and enhance safety of healthcare workers by returning...

Increased infection rates prior to malignant cancer detection

The rate of infection with influenza, gastroenteritis, hepatitis, and pneumonia is increased before detection of malignant cancer, according to a study published online in Cancer...

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Forecasters chart a ‘devastating’ impact of prolonged lockdown on the economy

Pandemics Depress the Economy, Public Health Interventions Do Not*

Titanium Awards deadline extended, reduced to two categories

Convenors of the 6th Annual Titanium Awards have announced that the deadline has been extended to 31 July 2020 and instead of the original...

Occupational health ‘high risk’ for contracting virus

The occupational health environment during this COVID-19 challenge is most certainly stressful and high risk for contracting the disease, according to Far East Rand...

No evidence of ‘no PPE’ allegations: Kempton Park’s Arwyp

The management of Arwyp Medical Centre in Kempton Park have been reported to have found no evidence of any staff members having to work without protective...

Doctors appeal to President to end hard lockdown now

Almost 30 doctors including GPs, psychiatrists, surgeons and researchers have signed a letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa urging him to relax the current hard...

Medical protection webinar on ‘working outside comfort zone’

Professional groups SAPPF and HealthMan have given advance notice of a webinar to be hosted by the Medical Protection Society next week on “COVID-19:...

Guidance for breast cancer care during pandemic

In guidance issued by the COVID-19 Pandemic Breast Cancer Consortium - recently accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - recommendations are...

PERSPECTIVE: Africa in the path of COVID-19

This perspective article on the expected spread of COVID-19 in Africa in the coming months was originally published in the New England Journal of...

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