'National Death Insurance': Healthcare in ICU, says new report

2018-09-18 15:46

A new analysis of over 100 media reports on negligence, corruption, and mismanagement in the public healthcare system suggests throwing money at a broken healthcare system won't help, argues the report's co-author Marius Roodt.

Wolwerivier gets first medical facility thanks to Swedish family, who lost a loved one in Cape Town

2018-09-14 06:38

Enough money has been raised to build the residents of Wolwerivier relocation camp, north of Cape Town, its first medical facility.

NHI is fundamentally about social justice - Ramaphosa

2018-08-24 15:41

President Cyril Ramaphosa believes that the proposed National Health Insurance Bill can and will be a success, as it will provide "good quality health care" for all, irrespective of their background, race or creed.

The first app to get approved as birth control in Europe has now been green-lit in the US, despite controversy

2018-08-12 19:36

Birth-control app Natural Cycles has been approved by the US FDA, shortly after it came under fire in Sweden when 37 women reported getting pregnant while using it. Using an algorithm, the app tells women when they have the highest and lowest chances

HIV infections down, but still 230 000 new cases in 2017 - HSRC

2018-07-17 17:34

A new report, released by the Human Science Research Council has shown a significant decline in new HIV infections during 2017, compared to a similar survey five years ago.

Archbishop Tutu and wife spend wedding anniversary at Tygerberg Children's Hospital

2018-07-03 07:42

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah Tutu, who have been married for 63 years, celebrated their anniversary at Tygerberg Children's Hospital.

NHI brings radical change and critical risks

2018-06-24 06:26

It will cause ‘massive reorganisation’ and uproar from medical aid members, but benefit the poor.

National Health Insurance will 'revolutionise' healthcare, says Sanco

2018-06-22 07:54

The South African National Civic Organisation says the introduction of the National Health Insurance and Medical Schemes Amendment bills will "revolutionise" healthcare.

Health care group signs agreement to transfer HIV patients to govt facilities

2018-05-15 13:50

The Ndlovu Care Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Limpopo health department to transfer HIV patients, who are on anti-retroviral treatment, from its facilities.

Mother praises health care centre after emergency birth of twins

2018-04-29 20:00

A 23-year-old mother of newborn twins from Pomeroy, on the KZN midlands, was full of praise for the medical staff at Pomeroy Community Health Centre, who came to her aid when she went into emergency labour.


Poor healthcare linked to 5 million annual deaths worldwide

2018-09-18 11:00

Low- and middle-income countries are facing big healthcare challenges.

Probe under way after 5 babies die in Klebsiella outbreak at Gauteng hospital

2018-09-11 11:47

A probe is currently under way to establish the extent of a Klebsiella pneumonia outbreak after the death toll rose to five babies at a hospital in Vosloorus, Gauteng.

Scientists have found a way to calculate your risk for deadly conditions like diabetes, breast cancer and heart disease

2018-08-14 21:22

Scientists at the Broad Institute and Harvard have created a new genetic test that can assess a patient's risk for common diseases like coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, type 2 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and breast cancer.

Why SA needs to discipline the private healthcare industry

2018-07-27 10:42

Debates around South Africa's health market inquiry must remember that not all proposals for regulating private economic activity are an attack on the market, says Steven Friedman.

Researchers may have found new a way to help treat type 1 diabetes – and it's with a drug that has been on the market for over 30 years

2018-07-12 11:01

Researchers repurposed an anti-hypertension drug to improve outcomes for patients with type 1 diabetes.

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi is clueless – NHI cannot work in SA

2018-07-02 11:06

Plans by the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, to push ahead with the National Health Insurance, is an act of desperation. It is a decision doomed to failure from the outset, writes Lindy Wilson.

Unions welcome new healthcare laws – with a laundry list of concerns

2018-06-22 15:02

Unions and labour federations have broadly welcomed the release of the NHI Bill and the Medial Schemes Amendment Bill, but concerns about implementation persist.

Cape Town storm: Two healthcare centres remain closed after flooding

2018-06-01 11:15

The Parow and Belhar community day centres have become submerged after heavy overnight rain in Cape Town.

Allow those who are sick to receive medical attention, North West health dept begs protesters

2018-05-09 14:01

Patients at Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp, North West, have been left stranded after angry protesters stormed in and forced doctors and nurses out of the wards.

Ill patients and legal battles: Famous cases

2018-04-25 22:11

The case of British boy Alfie Evans is the latest in a series of high-profile battles between the family of ill patients and the authorities.

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