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Call for review of mental healthcare service provision

SECTION27 is relieved that the report of Health Ombud, Prof Malegapuru Makgoba, “Circumstances surrounding the deaths of mentally ill patients: Gauteng Province – No Guns: 94+ Silent Deaths and Still Counting” is finally public. We welcome the work the Ombud has done in investigating the deaths. (more…)

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Africa’s healthcare challenges addressed at Novartis Future Trends Forum

Improving healthcare systems and the delivery of affordable, accessible healthcare services in African countries are key requisites for the optimal growth of the continent’s economies as the health of a nation is intrinsically linked to its potential to thrive and optimise productivity. Although many African countries’ increased focus on strengthening their healthcare systems in recent […]

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Avian flu outbreak a risk for travellers

Some 40 countries have reported outbreaks of avian flu, commonly known as bird flu, in wild birds and domestic poultry since November 2016. Since September 2016, a total of 120 people have been infected with a certain strain of this infectious illness in China. As many as a third of these individuals died as a […]

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Dr Jacques Snyman appointed CEO of MSH

Medical Specialist Holding (MSH) recently announced the appointment of Dr Jacques Snyman as CEO. The holding company will provide shared services to Equra Health, which provides oncology radiation therapy services in SA. Dr Snyman was previously the CEO of ISIMO health.

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IPASA reacts to Dr Zokufa’s passing

The Innovative Pharmaceutical Association of South Africa and its members, are deeply shocked and mourns the sudden passing of recently appointed of Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) Chief Executive and Registrar Dr Humphrey Zokufa. (more…)

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