Should we adopt inclusive approaches to drug use?

There is a strong need for greater awareness of pragmatic, inclusive approaches to drug use – which are proven to reduce the negative consequences of current policy and potential health consequences for both drug users and the communities in which they live. (more…)

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Mental health

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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Hug your heart

SA’s trivial attitude to heart health

A survey conducted by Pharma Dynamics to determine how heart-aware South Africans are in the lead up to Valentine’s Day, revealed that nearly a quarter described their relationship with their hearts as ‘on the rocks’. (more…)

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Novartis Future Trends Forum

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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New Chemotherapy Administration Guidelines

A new set of Chemotherapy Administration Guidelines developed by a group of local cancer practitioners is set to address a significant gap in local cancer care by improving patient safety and protecting healthcare workers. (more…)

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Avian flu

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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Congenital heart disease

Heart disease grant to give UCT research a boost

Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect globally and an important cause of heart failure and death in childhood and early adulthood in Africa. (more…)

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Radiologist Required – Limpopo

The services of a full-time radiologist assistant, with a view to partnership, is required for a well-established multi-site practice in Limpopo.  Prior private practice experience would be advantageous but not essential.  For enquiries and submission of CVs, please contact Craig Tudhope on or (041) 395 7117

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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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