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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...

Intervention theme for Paediatric Workshop at SA Heart Congress

Among the associated features of the upcoming 22nd Annual SA Heart Congress 2022 at the Sandton Convention Centre will be a Paediatric Cardiology Workshop*...

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...

ALLSA Conference 2022: Report Back: Part 2

The Allergy Society of South Africa’s annual conference took place in Durban from 15 to 17 September. With the theme, Allergies: Behind the Mask,...

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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A recent survey has shown that almost nine out of 10 doctors are concerned about facing an investigation following an adverse patient outcome during...

Dhlomo announces TB Recovery Plan: ‘time to cut to the chase!’

South Africa is one of the high-burden countries for TB, HIV-associated TB, and drug resistant TB, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and a resultant...

Covid measures may eventually boost TB control

Although COVID-19 reduced TB detection rates and severely disrupted TB services during the 2020 and 2021 period, the good news is that the TB...

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...

Health quality signs of improvement in wake of COVID

Although COVID had a considerable influence on health services and delivery in recent years, health quality appears to have shown some improvement in certain...