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

HPV vaccine proven to reduce cervical cancer by almost 90%

A UK study that followed girls who received the bivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (Cervarix) when they were aged 12 and 13 years has found...

Partnership achieves 500 life-changing, pro bono surgeries

Professional medical indemnity insurance provider, EthiQal, has partnered with Operation Healing Hands (OHH) for a third year running, to provide life-changing and life-saving surgeries...

Maternal exposure to cleaning products, offspring asthma link

Mothers' occupational exposure to indoor cleaning agents starting before conception, or around the time of conception and pregnancy, is associated with an increased risk...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week…. Booster jabs for HCWs: Second Sisonke trial...

Stopping clawbacks from funders could be “catastrophic”

If the SA Society of Physiotherapy’s (SASP) should succeed in its court bid to declare unconstitutional Section 59(3) of the Medical Scheme Act (MSA)...

COVID risk in adolescents far greater than vaccine side-effects

The risk of children between the ages of 12 to 17 developing myocarditis from COVID is six to 16 times greater than getting it...

Initiative to boost local medical device industry potential, capacity

While the South African medical device industry has enormous potential and capacity, it is fragmented and not functioning optimally. Constraints to growth of the sector,...

Need for uniformity in device-related funding stressed

Medical device and funding industry representatives have agreed that, mainly because of the fragmented nature of both relationships and processes, uniform measures have to...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Critical shortage of nephrologists in SA needs...

Single payer system ‘takes away diversity of alternatives’

One of the setbacks with a single payer system is that takes way the diversity of alternatives in the event of inevitable failures, Hospital...

Rollout of JnJ booster jab to HCWs to start in November

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) says it is working with the Department of Health, the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA)...

COVID-19 and pre-existing CVD: many questions remain…*

The COVID-19 pandemic has had both direct and indirect influences on the practice of cardiology. Patients with pre-existing conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, coronary...

As scheme reserves soar, private healthcare utilisation remains low

As medical schemes continue to report record surpluses due to reduced healthcare utilisation by members in the past two years, the crushing effect the...

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

Webinar on SAMA’s position on vaccination mandates and certificates

The impact of the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic predicted to hit the country in November or December this year on the people...

Organ donation and transplantation: Doing good with giving bad news

Transplantation as a model of treatment has become standard of care in all countries in the world and the indications for transplant are growing...

Eliminating wastage key intervention to rooting out fraud

Eliminating wastage can be the single biggest intervention that can address productivity, promote professionalism, and root out fraud and corruption. “It can also promote developmental...