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World leaders urge SA to implement NHI despite difficult economy

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Doctors: read the NHI Bill and have your say…

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NHI supported in principle but contradictions in Bill need to be...

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Withdrawing tax credits presents ‘huge risk’ across both sectors

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BrandMED Health Symposium: Healthcare Reimagined

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

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