BREAKING NEWS: 37 State hospitals exempted from loadshedding but private hospitals...

Health Minister Joe Phaahla has just announced that a total of 37 state hospitals will be exempted from loadshedding from today as health institutions struggle to deliver...

Loadshedding: Desperate calls for hospitals to be exempted

As the impact of the continuing rolling blackouts in the country continues to wreak havoc in hospitals and other health institutions, the Hospital Association...

Raath on Health Squared, Crisp on SA’s health future: IHRM October...

The failure of Health Squared, which applied for liquidation last month and now under curatorship, has demonstrated the importance of medical scheme financial soundness...

Calcium supplementation in people under 35 improves bone mass

Calcium supplementation in young adulthood improves bone mass at peak bone mass age, offering a potential new window for intervention to prevent osteoporosis in...

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...

HPCSA calls on government to immediately exempt all hospitals from loadshedding

The HPCSA has called on government to urgently exempt all hospitals and clinics in the country from loadshedding, saying it has created more strain...

Ethics For All 2022: Medical Conference

20 October 2022

LEGALLY SPEAKING

Legal review of current health care matters*The Pretoria High Court handed down a welcome judgement on 26 August 2022 regarding the funding of Elaprase...

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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...

Developing a National Outcome Measurement and Reporting (OMR) Framework

By Dr Andrew Good, Co-founder Southern Africa Outcome Measurement and Reporting Conference (SA OMRC) The all-important 2nd Annual Outcome Measurement and Reporting Conference (OMRC) will be...

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...

Council aware of preauthorisation issues…

More than 90% of medical service providers (MSPs) indicate a negative impact of preauthorisation on patient clinical outcomes, the results of a survey conducted...

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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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Arrest of KZN surgeon on murder charge...

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Here are some of the articles MedBrief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week

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...

‘Anyone’ handling in-practice patient data subject to POPI Act accountability

While there is a growing awareness of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA) and all its ramifications across the board, there are...