OPHTHALMOLOGY: December 2018 – CPD Questionnaire

Earn 3 clinical CPD points

Latest SA Health Review focuses on continued human resource needs

Health System Trust launches 21st edition of South African Health Review today

NHI Bill expected to be presented to Cabinet today

Civil societies have urgently called on government for proper consideration of public comments on the NHI Bill which is expected to be presented to...

Date: 20-24 March 2019: 49th National Congress of the Ophthalmological Society...

Venue: Cape Town ICC Contact: ossacongress@telkomsa.net Website: https://www.ossa2019.co.za/Dear Friends and Colleagues It is my pleasure to invite you to the 49th Congress of the Ophthalmological Society of South Africa...

Early life factors predictive of myopia identified

Factors include maternal education, hours spent playing computer games

Eye scans could detect early Alzheimer disease

Retinal thickness and microvasculature alterations implicated in the disease

Summit deliberations lacked anything new: Sonderup

More attention could have been given to ‘elephant in the room’

Summit deliberations ‘lacked anything new’: Sonderup

More attention could have been given to 'elephant in the room'

Presidential Health Summit to go ahead this week

The much-anticipated Presidential Health Summit on the NHI Bill and the challenges facing the country’s health system will be opened on Friday morning by President Cyril Ramaphosa

Stem cell implantation shows promise for retinitis pigmentosa

Findings offer some indication of medium-term safety of subretinal implantation of adipose tissue

OPHTHALMOLOGY: October 2018 – CPD Questionnaire

Earn 3 CPD points

Constitutional rights need to be better reflected in final HMI report...

Panel also urged to seek commitment from inquiry subject stakeholders to participate in reforms constructively

SAPPF gives green light to proposed Supply-side Regulator for Healthcare

The SA Private Practitioners Forum has given its support to the HMI’s proposed Supply-side Regulator for Healthcare subject to certain conditions

Incident contrast sensitivity common in middle-aged adults

Factors linked to elevated risk include cadmium level in highest quintile, older age, more plaque sites

SAMA calls for CODESA on NHI

SAMA has slammed the NHI Bill in its submission to the Department of Health, requesting “CODESA” like consultations with healthcare professionals on the plan

HMI recommendations opportunity to better integrate public/private sectors

Inquiry evidence makes case for urgent reform, creates duty on government to act – SECTION27

Health professional numbers in SA up by more than 50% –...

But distribution of healthcare providers remains disproportionate in terms of geographical location and population needs

Radical transformations globally needed to achieve UHC

Technological innovation, expansion of the use of frontline personnel such as community health workers, and rapid increases in healthcare financing are likely to be instrumental to achieving UHC in countries around the world