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...

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...

Cognitive decline faster after incident coronary heart disease event

Incident coronary heart disease (CHD) is associated with accelerated cognitive decline after, but not before, the event, according to a study published in the...

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...

Without an increase in public healthcare funding, NHI will not be...

Civil society organisations, SECTION27 and the Institute of Economic Justice have urged Health Minister Zweli Mkhize and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to urgently increase...

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...

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...

Schizophrenia: Adolescence is the game-changer

Schizophrenia affects 0.5% of the general population, and it may be related to genetic abnormalities of chromosome 22, known as 22q11 deletion syndrome. However,...

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...

Exercise effects may differ in morning, evening

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen—in collaboration with colleagues from University of California, Irvine—have learned that the effect of exercise may differ depending on...

Low cost products, regulatory changes: medical scheme challenges in focus at...

A seminar focusing on a comparison between medical schemes and health insurance primary care plus policies as well as the impact the Conduct of...

Being an expert witness in a medical malpractice case

Medical malpractice cases often rely on the expert witness testimony of doctors and other medical professionals in order to assist the court in understanding...

Being an expert witness in a medical malpractice case

Medical malpractice cases often rely on the expert witness testimony of doctors and other medical professionals in order to assist the court in understanding...

Euphoria helps medical businesses save more than 50%

The cloud has brought about massive cost savings and increased profits for many businesses, including in the medical sector. Euphoria Telecom’s intelligent cloud-based call...

Iron may not improve fertility

A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers finds that there is no consistent association between consuming iron and...