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Canada to send military health staff to Sierra Leone

2014-12-02 17:20

Up to 40 Canadian armed forces health care and support staff will deploy to Sierra Leone for up to six months to support efforts on the ground in West Africa.

Wellness spat threatens support on Obamacare

2014-12-01 19:41

Top CEOs angered by the Obama administration on "workplace wellness" programmes have threatened to join anti-Obamacare forces.

India healthcare rollout to cost $26bn

2014-10-30 14:05

India's universal health plan that aims to offer guaranteed benefits to a sixth of the world's population will cost an estimated $26bn over the next four years.

Will robots replace nurses?

2014-10-29 16:11

To address the shortage of nurses in Japanese hospitals, robot design company Kokoro have created male and female robot nurses.

Nurse slams Ebola quarantine, raising concern

2014-10-26 09:05

The nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa is criticising the way she's been treated.

2013-14: A successful health story in Western Cape

2014-10-14 13:08

The annual report of the Western Cape Government's Health Department for 2013-2014 highlights some very good progress for the health sector, and future plans for its Healthcare 2030 project.

World Bank invests billions to reduce deaths of mothers and children

2014-09-29 12:48

$4 billion has been invested in a new global fund aimed at improving healthcare in developing countries, with the goal of eliminating preventable deaths of mothers and children by 2030.

Is there really a link between autism and MMR vaccines?

2014-09-09 13:03

The claim that strict vaccination programmes for children result in markedly higher incidences of autism has bubbled under the surface of healthcare for decades, and now the debate appears to have reared its head again.

Protest for axed healthcare workers

2014-08-31 16:00

Hospersa plans to demonstrate in Bloemfontein for the dismissed Free State Community Healthcare Workers.

From Medunsa’s mercy to “Messy Medunsa”

2014-08-02 08:55

Over the years we have witnessed the politicians and the aspiring politicians reducing the once proud Medunsa into its ghost, says Dr Kamela Mahlakwane.

Chinese parents offer babies for adoption on internet

2014-03-31 14:35

In China, expectant couples, unwilling or unable to keep their children, go to the internet looking for adoptive parents rather than abort their babies or abandon them.

Rotary to provide free healthcare in April

2014-03-28 12:50

During the Rotary Family Health days that will run over three days at 145 sites across the country, South Africans will receive free access to a wide variety of health services.

Obamacare challenged over birth control choices

2014-03-24 13:42

Obama's health care law is being challenged by family-owned companies that object to covering certain contraceptives in their health plans.

Dr Motsoaledi calls big pharma 'genocidal'

2014-01-17 12:15

A war is brewing between SA pharmaceutical companies and Dr Aaron Motsoaledi on the issue of drug patents.

Gauteng health faces R3.7bn in legal claims

2013-11-17 13:59

This tidal wave of claims highlights the urgency of raising the standard of health care so that medical mistakes are minimised, says the DA.

New dispensing fees to boost generic sales

2013-10-08 10:41

The newly proposed pharmacy dispensing fee structure by the Department of Health is likely to increase generic sales.

Doctors worry about hospital staff shortages

2013-10-05 05:00

A survey conducted among doctors say they are the most concerned about staffing at hospitals, but also about restrictions by medical schemes.

Barriers in SA healthcare need to be broken down

2013-09-26 14:02

Strong partnerships between the public and private sector need to be built if South Africans want to achieve optimum health.

Medical specialists overcharging - study

2013-09-08 21:29

Some medical specialists are abusing the healthcare system by explicitly charging more for prescribed minimum benefits, a study has revealed.

China pays too much for medicines

2013-07-29 12:12

China spends well over 40% of its healthcare budget on medicines, compared to 10-12% in Western countries.

Discovery recovers R250m in fraud

2013-06-28 10:43

A new tool which identifies “phantom drug” prescriptions by mining data made it possible for Discovery Health to recover R250m in fraudulent claims last year.

Healthcare depends on social factors

2013-05-31 12:45

Healthcare provision depends on social factors, such as income levels and education, Gauteng health MEC Hope Papo said.

Joburg launches healthy lifestyle campaign

2013-05-04 18:01

The City of Johannesburg has launched a campaign aimed at educating people about living a healthy lifestyle in Thokoza Park, Soweto.

SA dentists fret over future

2013-04-04 11:43

Dentists are becoming increasingly concerned about the future of their profession in SA and their ability to keep up with inflation, according to a survey.

 

Canada to send military health staff to Sierra Leone

2014-12-02 10:21

Up to 40 Canadian armed forces health care and support staff will deploy to Sierra Leone for up to six months to support efforts on the ground in West Africa.

Obama's healthcare enters new phase

2014-11-16 12:15

US President Barack Obama's plan to extend private health coverage to the uninsured has entered a new uncertain phase.

Will robots replace nurses?

2014-10-29 16:20

To address the shortage of nurses in Japanese hospitals, robot design company Kokoro have created male and female robot nurses.

Teen isolated, tested for Ebola in Australia

2014-10-26 14:45

Australian authorities say a teenager is in isolation in hospital and undergoing tests for Ebola after she developed a fever following her arrival from Guinea.

Obama urges calm amid US Ebola panic

2014-10-25 16:03

US President Barack Obama has told Americans that they must be "guided by the facts, not fear" when it comes to the deadly Ebola virus.

Ebola shows better healthcare needed - Mbeki

2014-10-10 08:05

The outbreak of Ebola in Africa highlighted the need for improved health care on the continent, former president Thabo Mbeki says.

Is there really a link between autism and MMR vaccines?

2014-09-15 12:24

The claim that strict vaccination programmes for children result in markedly higher incidences of autism has bubbled under the surface of healthcare for decades, and now the debate appears to have reared its head again.

Zuma: SA to get free, quality healthcare

2014-09-02 15:56

The state will provide free medical care and hospitalisation for all, President Jacob Zuma says.

SA's largest health care convention to take place on Monday

2014-08-22 12:23

Over 1000 practitioners in the private health care sector will converge at Durban’s ICC on Monday for discussions and debates around some of the most critical socioeconomic issues facing SA.

Mpuma needs robust healthcare

2014-06-29 16:22

Mpumalanga premier David Mabuza says while over R2.5bn has been spent on the healthcare system, much more has to be done.

Chinese parents offer babies for adoption on internet

2014-03-31 11:02

In China, expectant couples, unwilling or unable to keep their children, go to the internet looking for adoptive parents rather than abort their babies or abandon them.

Rotary to provide free healthcare in April

2014-03-28 10:12

During the Rotary Family Health days that will run over three days at 145 sites across the country, South Africans will receive free access to a wide variety of health services.

Suing doctors in SA

2014-02-27 05:00

Your appendix op went seriously wrong and landed you in the ICU for a week with septicaemia. Do you grin and bear it, or do you sue the doctor? Here's more about your options.

Terms of reference into healthcare welcomed

2013-12-01 10:24

The Board of Healthcare Funders says the inquiry into private healthcare will examine the market holistically.

Adcock dives after PIC snub

2013-11-06 16:25

Shares in Adcock Ingram took a beating after the Public Investment Corporation said its deal with Chile's CFR Pharmaceuticals is not in the best interest of its shareholders.

Eastern Cape health care – call for drastic action

2013-10-15 14:31

The Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition will approach the premier to intervene in its call for drastic action to improve the province's health care system.

Doctors worry about hospital staff shortages

2013-10-05 07:30

A survey conducted among doctors say they are the most concerned about staffing at hospitals, but also about restrictions by medical schemes.

Doctors worry about hospital staff shortages

2013-10-04 12:12

A survey conducted among doctors say they are the most concerned about staffing at hospitals, but also about restrictions by medical schemes.

84% of SA not getting best healthcare

2013-09-12 13:30

According to health minister Aaron Motsoaledi, 84% of South Africans are receiving second rate healthcare.

UK patients pay too much - watchdog

2013-08-28 18:45

Private healthcare patients in Britain are paying too much because of a lack of competition, the country's market regulator says.

Consumers spend less on medicine

2013-07-10 07:54

The use of cheaper generic medicines has resulted in significant savings for consumers and medical schemes, says Mediscor Pharmaceutical Benefit Management.

People want healthcare via their smartphone

2013-06-19 08:16

Research show that more people want their health care delivered to them via their smartphones, although often, the demand outpaces the technology to deliver it.

21 babies die a day in SA

2013-05-08 08:43

A shocking report shows that 7 500 babies born alive die on their first day in South Africa every year.

Managed care key to ultimate survival of medical schemes

2013-04-24 12:37

Managed care initiatives will prove vital to the ultimate sustainability and survival of the South African medical scheme market.

Healthcare probe in the offing

2013-03-13 14:30

An inquiry into pricing and possible collusion in the healthcare market will begin on April 1, the Competition Commission said on Wednesday.

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