GEMS potentially largest health PPP in SA

Member contributions being significantly subsidised by the state (their employer) along with healthcare services being delivered by both public and private providers renders the...

System does not need ‘private solutions to public problems’

South Africa’s healthcare system does not need private solutions to public problems, but rather a joint solution with public private participation. Nonetheless, KZNDHC Conference delegates...

Private sector engagement now a necessity: D-G Matsoso

Partnering with the private healthcare sector and civil society has now become an imperative if the shortcomings of the public sector are to be...

Minister Mkhize under no illusions about tasks ahead

Indirect references to recently well-publicised events such as the Mamelodi Hospital incident and the Alexander shut-down in one of his first, if not first public appearance...

WHO looking for health systems experts in SA to help with...

The World Health Organisation (WHO) in South Africa is looking for health system experts in South Africa to help it with providing support to...

WHO launches AWaRe tool to accelerate action against antimicrobial resistance

Using the "access," "watch," and "reserve" designations established previously, the World Health Organization (WHO) has created a new tool to limit the use of...

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Sanofi and Google team up to improve drug development

Pharmaceutical company, Sanofi has announced that it is teaming up with Google to establish a new virtual Innovation Lab aimed at radically transforming how...

SA doctors depressed, concerned about NHI, survey reveals

Healthcare professionals in South Africa are depressed and doubt that the implementation of NHI will contribute to improving the sustainability of the profession, according...

Promises on health improvement but again no details: SONA

In a State of the Nation (SONA) address that has been described as “high on dreams, low on detail”, President Cyril Ramaphosa has again...

Telehealth can reduce costs and help improve access to care –...

Third-party apps, new mobile technology, and government policies are poised to drastically expand telehealth access in the coming years. That’s good news: Research shows...

Travellers should be aware of measles risk in Europe

Travellers need to be aware of measles in Europe and should ensure children are adequately vaccinated, a study published online this week in Pediatrics has...

Gift of Givers’ Sooliman included in BHF speaker line-up

The organising committee of this year’s 20th Annual BHF Southern African Conference have announced that Dr Imtaz Ismail Sooliman, chairman and founder of the...

More aggressive statin Tx needed post-MI in under 50s

The majority of heart attack patients under 50 with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), the authors of a study published in the Journal of the American College...

HIV Clinicians support decriminalisation of drug use

The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society (SAHSC) has stated its support for the decriminalisation of drug use. In a statement, it says that it believes that...

Why pharmacovigilance is critical for healthcare professionals

One of the most fundamental principles of all pharmaceutical companies is the safety of the patient. The Pharma industry has records of tragic stories of...

Guidelines issued on sexually transmitted infections

Updated guidelines on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) address a number of dermatologic manifestations that are not always included in recommendations from other specialty groups,...

Weight loss surgery may not relieve acid reflux

Reflux symptoms return in about half of patients who undergo gastric bypass. In a study published online in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Dag Holmberg, from the...