OPEN LETTER: Stop victimisation of healthcare professionals and fix the public...

More than 140 of the country’s top healthcare leaders including clinicians in both the public and private healthcare sector, academics, scientists and health experts...

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The current health system is ‘failing everyone’

By BH Groenewald* “Many poor people are denied care when they need it. Many privileged people are given treatment that they don’t need – some...

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Multisystem abnormalities persist after COVID-19 hospitalization

Patients after hospitalization with COVID-19 have persistent multisystem abnormalities, including cardio-renal involvement and haemostasis pathway activation, Scottish researchers have reported in a study published...

Babies exposed to COVID in the womb show neurodevelopmental changes, research...

Babies born to mothers who suffered COVID-19 disease during pregnancy seem to exhibit differences in neurodevelopmental outcomes at six weeks, according to a preliminary...

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SA’s emergency medics ace burn-out as challenges mount

By Chris Bateman In a society fraught with violence, trauma and disease, SA’s thinly spread, routinely exhausted front-line emergency medicine, (EM), physicians, are burning out...

Constitutionality, corruption among concerns in NHI Bill submissions

There was a high level of concern among respondents in their submissions to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health on the National Health Insurance...

Turning kids off vaping before they get addicted

Campaigning drug authorities in the US claim to be responsible for a 66% rise in risk and harm perception among vaping teenagers whose developmental...

Single payer: NHI ‘not doomed from the start’

Many countries have single payer universal healthcare (UHC) systems, so South Africa’s proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) “is not doomed from the start”, Victoria...

Politicians ‘rich in making promises’, BHF delegates told

The two-tiered healthcare system, i.e. the private and public sectors respectively, if permitted to perpetuate, does not bode well for the future prospects of...

Imtiaz Sooliman takes top Titanium Award

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) presented this year’s Titanium Lifetime Achiever Award to Gift of the Givers founder, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, during the...

Netcare’s financial performance improving as impact of pandemic wanes

In an indication that the country’s private hospitals are recovering from losses suffered during the two-year-long Covid-19 pandemic, Netcare has delivered a steady improvement...

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

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

Telemedicine: COVID-prompted rulings still apply…

Medical practitioners are ill-advised to use social media platforms such as WhatsApp and Twitter when communicating with patients “as it blurs the lines and...

Local healthcare workers fear mental health stigma

The Covid-19 pandemic has sparked a rise in mental health disorders worldwide1 with healthcare workers on the frontline among the most affected, yet those who...