Local healthcare workers fear mental health stigma

The Covid-19 pandemic has sparked a rise in mental health disorders worldwide1 with healthcare workers on the frontline among the most affected, yet those who...

Addressing healthcare incident issues to curb medicolegal claims

Identifying healthcare incidents, recognising he needs of those affected, examining what happened to understand the causes, and responding with action to mitigate will be...

Why medical aid schemes and insurance companies should be allowed to...

The outbreak of COVID-19 has once again shed a spotlight on the importance of affordable access to quality primary healthcare. When the pandemic was...

HIE: A solution to address SA’ highly fragmented health system

Although Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have become an integral part of the country’s private healthcare system, the data contained in these records remain highly...

Urgent plea to government, judiciary, in wake of doctor killing

The Independent Practitioners Association Foundation (IPAF), umbrella body for the country’s IPAs, has issued a ‘very important plea’ to the South African government and...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week… Public sector ultimate goal for new home...

Public sector ultimate goal for new home care model

A massive proportion the healthcare spend  goes towards brick and mortar facilities and servicing the overheads rather than going towards the things that make...

Public health crises: call made to ‘distrusted’ medical aid societies

Running a public health system “with all the posts frozen” was just one of the many anomalies in the current public health environment identified...

Health system problems: time to make the difficult choices up front

A non-negotiable priority right now before any meaningful work can be done to sort out the healthcare problems in South Africa must be breaching...

No HIV ‘waves’, ‘daily reports’, but 125000 deaths every year…’ongoing

Efforts on safe sex education and on other risky behaviours that drive HIV/AIDS need to be "re-doubled" if there is to be any hope...

Peer guidance preferred provider approach to funder collaboration

The fact that the views of the medical schemes presenting to the parliamentary health portfolio committee on the NHI Draft Bill and the views...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found interesting during the past week: SAMRC honours SA’s top medical scientists https://medbriefafrica.co.za/samrc-honours-sas-top-medical-scientists/ Conference aim: to foster...

Conference aim: to foster collaborative industry participation in wake of COVID...

Aim of this year’s Board of Healthcare Funders Southern Africa Conference in Cape Town (dates and details above), particularly in light of the COVID...

Connecting global concerns with local actions key elements of African Health...

Connecting global concerns with local actions will be key considerations when Diagnostics and Health Monitoring will be the focus points at next week’s Pitch...

Zenith Global Health Awards-Africa #AHAS2022

Nominate Healthcare Champions: https://zenithglobalhealth.com/nominations-africa-2/

Zenith Global Health Awards-Africa #AHAS2022

Nominate Healthcare Champions: https://zenithglobalhealth.com/nominations-africa-2/

SA Medicines Formulary goes digital

The South African Medicines Formulary, published in hard copy for more than 30 years, has now gone digital in the form of the SAMF...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: SEP an accessibility stumbling block, particularly in...