How SA’s NHI Bill release was reported to the world media

Under the heading ‘South Africa puts initial universal healthcare cost at $17 billion’, the following is international news agency Reuters’ report on the NHI...

SASOG launches clinical enhancement programme for women’s health

The South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SASOG) has introduced ‘BetterGyn’, a  clinical care and governance programme to complement its existing initiative, the...

Impromptu responses to NHI Bill

Within 24 hours of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill being presented by Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, to parliament and later to the...

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Generic utilisation up, increase in medicine expenditure down, Mediscor report shows

The latest report by pharmaceutical benefits management (PBM) organisation, Mediscor shows a significant increase in the use of generics in South Africa with the...

SAHPRA on track to finalise licensing of medical devices and start...

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) says it is on track to start with the call-up process for the registration of medical...

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SGLT-2 inhibitor use not linked to increased risk for UTI events

Initiation of therapy with sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors for type 2 diabetes mellitus is not associated with an increased risk for urinary tract infection...

Leading minds to unpack FWA issues, Health Compact at IHRM Seminar

Two of South Africa’s foremost health sector commentators, Christoff Raath, of Insight Actuaries and Consultants, and Prof Alex van den Heever, Chair, Social Security...

Testosterone for low sexual desire in women supported

An Australian review published online this week in the The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology has suggested that, for postmenopausal women with low sexual desire causing...

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GEMS scoops Titanium Access to Healthcare Award

The Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS) is this year’s winner of the Titanium Award for Excellence in creating Access to Healthcare, presented during the...

Multi-stakeholder anti-fraud wheels starting to turn…

Lack of effective stakeholder collaboration in South Africa’s health sector was identified by the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) as one of the major root...

Quality, accountability ‘more than just a checklist’

The importance of patient-centred care already prioritised during several healthcare deliberations throughout South Africa this year , was once again emphasised  by BHF Conference...

Posthumous Titanium Lifetime Achievement Award for Prof Sam Fehrsen

The late Prof Sam Fehrsen, respected family practice stalwart for more than four decades - and after academic retirement in the late 1990s, founding...

OPINION: Ideology will not fix healthcare in South Africa

The current healthcare rhetoric in South Africa is very concerning for anyone delving deeper into the problems facing the South African healthcare system. The...

NHI ‘better placed’ to reduce waste problems…

National Health Insurance (NHI) will be better placed to reduce administrative, operational and clinical waste currently experienced in the South African healthcare system, BHF...

Trust deficit major FWA challenge

A fragmented industry with a major trust deficit are serious obstacles in the way of addressing the South African healthcare industry’s fraud waste and...