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...

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Nerve damage in eyes begins long before T2D is diagnosed

New research presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Stockholm, Sweden (19-23 Sept) suggests that damage...

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Pursuit of health challenge solutions to drive conference

Solutions to overcoming the Africa’s health challenges are multifaceted and include health systems strengthening, committed leadership, human resources (quality and capacity), improving quality, and...

Health Squared placed under provisional curatorship

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has given notice that Health Squared Medical Scheme has been placed under provisional curatorship effective from yesterday, Thursday, 8 September...

LEGALLY SPEAKING: a legal view on current health sector matters

The recent announcement by Health Squared medical scheme that it would be applying for voluntary liquidation and that all healthcare cover to its members...

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How do we fix SA’s Healthcare? – Does OMR have a...

By Dr Andrew Good (pictured), Convener: Outcome Measuring and Reporting (OMR) Conference South Africa has many challenges. A well-functioning South African healthcare system that provides...

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EthiQual assures doctors after Constantia Assurance is placed into provisional curatorship

Photo: EthiQual’s Managing Executive, Alex BrownleeMedical indemnity provider, EthiQual has assured doctors that it remains a profitable business and that it remains resolute in supporting healthcare...

SA among hardest hit by COVID deaths – Gray

South Africa has been one of the hardest hit countries in terms of COVID-19-attributed deaths at a global level, Prof Glenda Gray, SA Medical Research Council...

Stark reality of non-disclosure clause

Legally speaking... First in a series of articles of import to medical practice and funding by Chareen Marcus*, Partner, Harris Marcus Mahlangu Attorneys It is a fundamental...

One in eight COVID-19 patients develop long-term symptoms: The Lancet

One in eight adults (12.7%) who are infected with SARS-CoV-2 experience long term symptoms due to COVID-19, suggests a large Dutch study published in The...

Remgro, shipping company consortium to buy Mediclinic for R74 billion

Mediclinic has confirmed that it has reached an agreement with Remgro in a consortium with the MSC Mediterranean Shipping company in Switzerland to buy...

Covid exposed the underbelly of SA’s dysfunctional health system: HASA CONFERENCE

By Chris Bateman With an estimated 326 000 excess deaths and 1 500 healthcare workers dead due to Covid, some of them leaders in their...

Digital enablement solution to uninsured, but employed health service, funding problems

Of South Africa’s 60 million population, nine million have medical scheme cover, 500 000 have medical insurance and more than 50 million are without...

Discovery Fund celebrates two decades of strengthening rural healthcare in SA

 Identifying and supporting students from rural areas who are interested in studying medicine could be a major solution in strengthening healthcare services in South...