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Medical schemes likely to be severely impacted by new amendmentsMajor healthcare system changes needed in SA to improve outcomes GP capitation among pre-NHI Bill priorities Doctors, academics calling for...

Medical schemes likely to be severely impacted by new amendments

The Medical Schemes Amendment Act released yesterday will not only change the way schemes do business but could also impact on their sustainability in the long run

Notice of SAPPF AGM 2018

Notice is hereby given that the SAPPF’s 9th Annual General Meeting of members will be held at the Inter-Continental Hotel, OR Tambo International Airport, at10h00 on Saturday, 14...

Multisensory interventions cut pain in preterm infant eye exams

The addition of multisensory pain-reducing interventions to topical anaesthetic (TA) reduces pain in eye examinations of preterm infants, according to research published online in Pediatrics. Timothy...

First 3D printed human corneas tested

The first human corneas have been 3D printed by scientists at Newcastle University. It means the technique could be used in the future to ensure an unlimited supply...

July 2018: 39th Annual Medical Congress

For more information, contact:T: 081 148 4526/ 081 250 4869E: congress@man.com.nawww.man.com.na 

HES-containing products

Dear Healthcare Professional,BackgroundThe European Medical Agency’s (EMA) Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has recommended the suspension of the marketing authorisations for hydroxyethyl-starch (HES) solutions...

Punctal plug deemed beneficial in ocular surface disease

For patients with ocular surface disease (OSD) using prostaglandin analogue monotherapy, a punctal plug improves OSD and reduces intraocular pressure (IOP), a study just...

Medical graduates fail competency test

Registrar of the Health Professions Councils of Namibia (HPCNA), Cornelius Weyulu, this week confirmed that of the 99 graduates who underwent the evaluation in...

Study assesses efficacy of plasma glucose in predicting diabetic retinopathy

One- and two-hour plasma glucose concentrations (1h-PG and 2h-PG, respectively) are similarly effective at predicting diabetic retinopathy (DR), a study published online in Diabetes Care...

Composite subretinal implants may lessen macular degeneration vision loss

A composite implant, termed the California Project to Cure Blindness-Retinal Pigment Epithelium 1 (CPCB-RPE1), which consists of a polarized monolayer of human embryonic stem cell-derived RPE (hESC-RPE)...

Low referral rate for low-vision rehabilitation

A study just published online in JAMA Ophthalmology has shown that few patients with irreversible vision impairment are referred for vision rehabilitation. M. Austin Coker,...

Unmet health needs for patients with uveal melanoma

Most patients with uveal melanoma, a study published online in JAMA Ophthalmology has observed, have unmet health information and psychological needs. Timothy J. Williamson, M.P.H., from the University of California,...

Poor quality of life factors identified in glaucoma patients

Reduced health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in surgically and medically treated patients with glaucoma is associated with factors including worse diplopia, poorer visual acuity...

Deadline for submitting financial data for practice cost studies extended again

SAMA has again called on doctors to submit their financial data for the Practice Cost Study survey as a matter of urgency, extending the deadline again...

App to assist the blind, visually impaired

A new mobile app, ViaOpta Hello, powered by Microsoft Cognitive Services and the Windows 10 Universal App Platform, was launched at the recent OSSA...

Only two weeks left to submit practice cost studies

With the deadline looming for healthcare professionals to complete the surveys for current practice cost studies as required by SAMA and the SAPPF, doctors have been...