Adcock Ingram

Adcock tackles opioid addiction

A half-day symposium, conceptualised and organised by Adcock Ingram Critical Care, brought thought leaders together to exchange learnings on the thorny problem of opioid addiction. Held at the OR Tambo conference venue on Saturday 28th January, the symposium attracted a high level audience of government officials and academics, among others.  (more…)

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Right to Care

Reducing TB and HIV in SA’s prisons

Inmates and people who work at the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) are at high risk of contracting TB, which in turn can filter back into their communities. To address this serious issue, there is a large national TB programme underway, which helps to address TB risks in the prison system, where inmates and DCS […]

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Sugary drinks

Discovery welcomes sugar tax

In response to the proposed sugar tax, Dr Craig Nossel, Head of Vitality Wellness said: “We believe that action is required to reduce the intake of sugary drinks, and support the proposed sugar tax. From a health point of view, it is excellent news that sugar content will remain the base on which the tax […]

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Discovery Entrepreneurs Medical Technology Programme

Self-screening takes the lead

Self-screening medical testing provider and South African company, UDoTest, was 1 of 13 leading South African medical technology entrepreneurs chosen by Discovery to partake in the first ever Discovery Entrepreneurs Medical Technology Programme, from November 27 to December 3, 2016. (more…)

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Pharma Dynamics

SAHPRA delay a blow to the industry

The further delay by the Department of Health to launch the much-anticipated South African Health Products Regulatory Agency (SAHPRA) is a blow to the pharma industry. (more…)

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ISQua and COHSASA to co-host conference in Cape Town

In 2019 Cape Town will host to what is regarded as the most prestigious of all conferences dealing with quality improvement and patient safety in health care. (more…)

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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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