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Dr Phil Matley elected as new SAPPF Chair

Dr Phil Matley has been unanimously elected as the new chairperson of the South African Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) at a recent Directors Meeting. He succeeds...

TRIPS waiver for vaccine manufacture: ‘well-intentioned, but unfeasible’*

South Africa’s Department of Health has revealed that over 12.2 million COVID-19 vaccines1 have been administered so far, with 5.8 million people completely vaccinated2...

Doctors spreading unfounded opinions about COVID-19: What are the implications?

One of the big challenges in curbing the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide has been the polarisation of beliefs around key issues such as vaccines, treatments,...

COVID-19 prominent on SA Heart Congress agenda

This year’s SA Heart Congress (#SAHeartCongress) will be held on a virtual stage enabling some of the best international and local speakers to share their dynamic experiences...

Certificate of Need, schemes’ ‘new normal’ top agenda

Topical concerns for medical schemes and practitioners, namely budgeting for COVID, the pandemic progression and the Certificate of Need respectively, will be addressed in...

Outcomes measurement system vital to improve patient care in SA

Despite there being a general agreement in the South African healthcare sector that the establishment of an outcomes measurement and reporting (OMR) system is...

Top stories you may have missed

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

Establishing an outcomes measurement and reporting system is key to improving...

From 4 to 5 September the first Southern African conference on the importance of outcome measuring and reporting (OMR) will be held virtually. Aimed...

SAMA comments on allegations of maladministration against HPCSA President

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says it is aware of allegations of maladministration and financial irregularities involving the President of the Health Professions...

Survey on burnout among physicians: Please participate

Approximately, one in three physicians is experiencing burnout at any given time and that this may not only interfere with their own wellbeing but also with...

COVID pandemic is delaying the implementation of the NHI

 The Covid-19 pandemic has delayed the implementation of the National Health Insurance bill, and it will undoubtedly continue to do so, says Phumelele Makatini,...

HPCSA CEO back at work after his suspension was lifted

The HPCSA’s Registrar and CEO, Dr David Motau (pictured above) will be back at work today after newly-appointed Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla lifted his...

Doctors wearing white coats seen as more experienced and professional

Casual attire is becoming more popular among physicians, but according to a survey conducted in the US, patients still prefer white coats. The survey...

New webinar series on how medical practices can thrive amid Covid...

Despite the collaborative efforts of the private and public health sector stakeholders, and the ongoing vaccination rollout, our country is still navigating the challenges...

Financing medical equipment: Should you buy or lease?*

The Tax Shop Group director, Bennie Groenewald, advises on the pros and cons of leasing medical equipment versus purchase. In these crazy times, businesses and...

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Deputy-Minister Joe Phaahla succeeds Zweli Mkhize

Dr Mathume Joseph “Joe”  Phaahla (64), announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa as the new Minister of Health to succeed Dr Zweli Mkhize in the presidential cabinet reshuffle...