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Survey: Attracting young members a problem for small medical aids

Smaller medical schemes offer customers value for money, but lack the ability to attract new members

8 hours ago

Medical device industry introduces new ethics code

The new Medical Device Code of Ethical Marketing and Business Practice allows for self-regulation by the industry

1 day ago

Treasury rejects claims of calamitous job losses from sugar tax

Treasury has rejected claims of calamitous job losses resulting from the imposition of a health promotion levy

By Linda Ensor 1 day ago

COHSASA plays a role in largest healthcare conference in Africa

COHSASA was one of 540 companies from 18 different countries to host an exhibition for three days at the largest health conference on the continent, Africa Health 2017

Issued by COHSASA 1 day ago

Trastuzumab and the high cost of cancer treatment

It seems cruel that drugs that can save the lives of thousands of cancer sufferers are so prohibitively expensive

By Nicci Botha 2 days ago

New law crimps hospital cash-back plans

The demarcation regulations clearly distinguish between medical insurance products and medical aid schemes

By Roland Buys 3 days ago

Hollard partners with Cigna

Insurer Hollard planned "significant acquisitions" on the continent in the next few years

3 days ago

#CannesLions2017: Mandi Fine on awarding work that truly changes people's lives

I chatted to Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE and juror for the Cannes Lions Pharma Lions as part of Lions Health, live in Cannes, France

By Ann Nurock 19 Jun 2017

SA lawyers: Motsoaledi, we're not the reason gynaes won't deliver babies

If one is to accept Motsoaledi's proposition that medico-legal litigation is out of control, the reaction should be to map legislation to deal with it

By Neil Kirby 19 Jun 2017

Treatment advances for breast and colorectal cancers

In recent years, patient outcomes have improved significantly following major advances in breast and colorectal cancer treatment

19 Jun 2017

Bidvest and Adcock Ingram settle fine in merger case

Bidvest's and Adcock Ingram's offer to pay a combined R2m fine without admitting guilt was accepted by the Competition Tribunal

By Robert Laing 19 Jun 2017

#CannesLions2017: Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions winners!

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity kicked off on 17 June with the Cannes Pharma and Cannes Health & Wellness Lions award ceremonies, where Y&R SA did SA proud

17 Jun 2017

#CannesLions2017: Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions shortlist

The Cannes Lions Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions shortlists have been released, with SA seeing entries from two agencies make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2017

17 Jun 2017

2017 SheEO SleepOut moved to August

The SheEO SleepOut event has been moved from 22 June to 8 August 2017

15 Jun 2017

Report: Patients and docs differ on state of health

South Africans generally evaluate their health positively, while healthcare professionals are less optimistic

15 Jun 2017

New digital venture fund from Orange

Orange Digital Investment launches a new investment initiative of €50m devoted to startups in Africa

14 Jun 2017

Inflight medical emergencies: Is there a doctor onboard?

It is now a requirement for airlines to have some form of inflight medical capabilities as well as have medical kits and automatic defibrillators on board due to the high incident rate of medical emergencies aboard aircraft

14 Jun 2017

Connecting the dots between diagnostic, admin and clinical systems

Healthcare services delivery in Africa needs to change, but no-one is quite certain how

14 Jun 2017

Catholic bishops ask human rights commission to investigate cancer deaths in KZN

Catholic bishops are concerned about the crisis in oncology services in Kwazulu-Natal. They have asked the human rights commission to investigate possible deaths resulting from the crisis

Issued by SACBC Justice and Peace Commission 14 Jun 2017

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International

Westin shines a light for early morning joggers with Gear Lending programme

Westin Hotels & Resorts, in celebration of Global Running Day (7 June 2017), announced an addition to the brand's Gear Lending programme - offering guests access to New Balance shoes and workout apparel during their stay - which will see reflective wristbands and light-up sneaker clips included in the offering, allowing guests to pack light, stay fit, and now, rise earlier.

5 Jun 2017

New UN-backed citizen-led alliance formed against mosquito-borne diseases

In an effort to escalate the global fight against mosquito-borne diseases, a new alliance between citizen science organisations and UN Environment will be launched under the name ‘Global Mosquito Alert'. Mosquito-borne diseases are responsible for killing close to 2.7m people annually and the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates overall mosquito-borne cases at 500m every year.

10 May 2017

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