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NHI: Anaesthesiologists looking to leave SA

According to the South African Society of Anaesthesiologists (SASA), data from their members showed that almost a fifth of the country’s 2826 specialist anaesthesiologists are “vulnerable to move or leave South Africa”.

First doctor to prescribe ARVs forced to leave SA

June 27, 2018
Human Resources  

A seven-year battle with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has left legendary French HIV expert Dr Francoise Louis with no choice but to leave the country.

Ebola survivors in Guinea still battle stigma

June 26, 2018
Preventing Epidemics  

On the fourth anniversary of the Ebola epidemic, survivors in Guinea are still trying to rebuild their lives.

New medical schemes Bill intended to “protect” beneficiaries

June 22, 2018
News  

On Thursday Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi released to the public the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill which seeks to abolish co-payments, waiting periods, late-joiner penalties and the use of brokers in the industry.

Massive changes proposed to private medical schemes

June 22, 2018
News  

Two new Bills signal government’s intention to restrict private medical aids and exercise more central control over public health as it moves to establish a single health system by 2026.

World first for SA: All-access for blockbuster TB drug

June 19, 2018
News  

South Africa made history on Monday when the health department announced that all drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) patients will be eligible to receive the new medicine, bedaquiline, becoming the first country to do so.

Wonder drug helps fight against drug-resistant TB

June 18, 2018
News  

A death sentence. That is how the deadliest form of tuberculosis (TB) is often described. But breakthrough data from South Africa on the blockbuster anti-TB drug bedaquiline could change the fate of people with extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB).