Ten years ago, Eloquent Learning Health started as a small company focusing on education and skills enhancement within the field of Wound Management in South Africa. The creative mind behind this innovation was Liezl Naude, who for many years was also part the driving force in establishing the Wound Healing Association of Southern Africa (WHASA) […]
A course by and for the African cardiovascular community The second annual AfricaPCR congress will take place in in Johannesburg, South Africa from 26 –28 March, 2015. Bringing together interventional cardiovascular specialists and cathlab staff from throughout the continent and internationally, AfricaPCR 2015 is dedicated to the advancement of cardiovascular care in Africa. The challenge […]
Dr Hein van Wyk The exact prevalence of dry eye disease is unknown due to the difficulty in defining the disease and the lack of a single diagnostic test to confirm its presence. However, the prevalence of dry eye increases with age and has been estimated at 5% of people under 49 years of age […]
Dr W Gauché, Pretoria and Dr Hendrik Toerien of Divine Junction Medi Spa, White River, recently shared their knowledge of the growing trend in obesity. “Obesity is going to become one of the biggest problems that we have, as more people are becoming more overweight and obese. It is a trend that is growing in […]
Many women and their physicians are unaware that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the commonest cause of death in women. Anderson (2001) reported heart disease as the cause of death in 34% of women 65 years and older. Hypertension is one of the most important risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease. The prevalence of […]
SA is participating in an initiative that aims to give generic pharmaceutical companies the ability to register a product only once in the country of their choice, and then be able to market it elsewhere in the world. This follows the launch of the International Generic Drug Regulators Pilot (IGDRP) in April 2012, to promote […]
While the White Paper has been systematically ignored since 2011, it is clear that the groundwork is being laid for increased cooperation between the public and private healthcare sectors that will be essential to achieving universal healthcare. This was evident at the 15th annual Board of Healthcare Funders’ (BHF) Southern African Conference in Durban in […]
Prof James Ker Hypertension is an important treatable contributor to death and disease globally. Abundant evidence from randomised controlled trials has documented that antihypertensive drug treatment is of benefit in reducing cardiovascular events in people with hypertension. Most patients with hypertension, however, have other cardiovascular risk factors, which increase the absolute risk of hypertension. Which […]
With regards to the article ‘Mammograms misrepresented’, in October edition of Medical Chronicle, Professor Apffelstaedt, Associate Professor-University of Stellenbosch and Head: Breast Clinic, Tygerberg Hospital, states the following: We stand by our research and the methods used, which are fairly standard in the field. We refer to our reply to Pitcher et al in the […]
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