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...

International Gaucher Day: Urgent need for greater attention to rare diseases...

Currently, there are an estimated 6000 - 8000 rare diseases, which affect 350 million people worldwide. One such rare condition is Gaucher Disease (GD)...

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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...

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...

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...

Cardio for non-Cardiologist at SA Heart 2022

A highlight of the upcoming 22nd Annual SA Heart Congress 2022 in Johannesburg from 27 to 30 October, will be a “Cardio update for...

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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...

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Here are some of the articles medical practitioner readers of Med Brief Africa found the most interesting during the past week: Civil unrest ‘top of...

SA among hardest hit by COVID deaths – Gray

South Africa has been one of the hardest hit countries in terms of COVID-19-attributed deaths at a global level, Prof Glenda Gray, SA Medical Research Council...

Trauma back to pre-lockdown levels – and COVID is still there!

Despite the National State of Disaster restrictions on the sale of alcohol during the initial COVID-19 lockdown, its availability was clearly evident from the nature of...

Nursing crisis stands to sink NHI – veteran nursing chief

Photo: From left to right Fasie Smith (Group Nursing Manager Lenmed Health) , Dr Nicholas Crisp and Toy Vermaak (Netcare's Education Manager) By Chris Bateman SA can...

Stark reality of non-disclosure clause

Legally speaking... First in a series of articles of import to medical practice and funding by Chareen Marcus*, Partner, Harris Marcus Mahlangu Attorneys It is a fundamental...

Remgro, shipping company consortium to buy Mediclinic for R74 billion

Mediclinic has confirmed that it has reached an agreement with Remgro in a consortium with the MSC Mediterranean Shipping company in Switzerland to buy...

Covid exposed the underbelly of SA’s dysfunctional health system: HASA CONFERENCE

By Chris Bateman With an estimated 326 000 excess deaths and 1 500 healthcare workers dead due to Covid, some of them leaders in their...

Digital enablement solution to uninsured, but employed health service, funding problems

Of South Africa’s 60 million population, nine million have medical scheme cover, 500 000 have medical insurance and more than 50 million are without...