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HASA is coming up

The Hospital Association of South Africa (HASA) is the representative body for the majority of private hospitals in South Africa. It hosts its annual congress from 25-27 September at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). (more…)

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Risk and Resilience in Mental Health

Following the success of the Biological Psychiatry Congress in 2015, this year’s meeting, will be hosted in the fairest Cape, with the theme of “Risk and Resilience in Mental Health: Improving Life Through Science”. (more…)

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The South African Bone Marrow Registry’s global network

Ethnic diversity is one of the strongest defining characteristics of the South African nation. It makes our country unique but it also plays a powerful role in giving patients with life-threatening illnesses such as leukaemia or marrow failure the prospect of renewed health. Often a blood stem cell transplant is the only chance of survival for those that suffer from blood cancers. Many different tissue types exist, which […]

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World hepatitis day

Hepatitis E virus infection (HEV) is the most common cause of acute viral hepatitis worldwide. The infection usually resolves within weeks, but sometimes it causes acute liver failure, which may be fatal. It is mostly spread through the faecal-oral route, and until recently was viewed as an infection primarily affecting people in undeveloped areas who […]

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World’s first flash glucose monitoring system now in SA

The world’s first flash glucose monitoring system, which requires only a scan rather than a traditional finger prick to test blood glucose (‘blood sugar’), is now available in South Africa through The Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology (CDE). The ability to get a glucose reading with a quick, painless scan has ushered in a new […]

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Public Private Partnerships will drive the success of NHI

Since the first Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) conference in 1999, the BHF annual conference has attracted a line-up of local and international speakers who have continued to provide local, regional and international perspectives on various issues relating to the healthcare industry. This year’s theme, “Embracing Universal Health Coverage”, has ignited engaging discussions on the […]

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