Cosatu backs NHI but expert says state workers’ benefits will be majorly cut

GEMS members who earn as much as R3‚000 a month in medical scheme subsidies could lose this if government gets its way, healthcare analyst Johann ...

Technology Innovation Agency gets third clean audit

The agency receives its third unqualified audit option in an impressive operational turnaround; now it’s looking for funding

HPCSA pursues bogus health practitioners

Data suggest that about 7% of all medical aid claims in SA are fraudulent and stem from both bogus practitioners and unscrupulous one

SA’s ‘health gap’ is still one of the world’s worst, says new study

The global study also found that one of the major causes of illness and death, which is soaring across all socio-economic groups, is highly preventable

Medicinal cannabis: how the Medicines Control Council is easing access

These developments mean doctors will be able to prescribe cannabis-containing medicines once they have been registered by the MCC

No funds, yet Life Esidimeni dispute resolution process to go ahead

Public hearings will hear testimony on experiences of the cost-cutting exercise turned fatal disaster

A 10% cut in funding could mean 5.6-million people dead from AIDS by 2030

In a report, Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, express concern that shifting priorities could lead the world to waver in its commitments

Arbitration hearing for Life Esidimeni tragedy will look at equitable redress

According to South African law, if a jobless person loses the ability to work through death‚ their family does not have legal claim for damages

Gauteng health department avoids KZN services censure

The Gauteng health department has failed to adequately manage funds and deliver satisfactory healthcare

‘We can’t carry on with just one doctor for 32 patients at Addington Hospital’

Dr Noxolo Mbadi says doctors see 1‚500 outpatients each month, and they rely completely on sessional doctors for this ‘because we cannot staff it ourselves’

Department of Health intervenes after KZN inquiry into failed cancer services

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi blames weak human resource management and unwieldy and irrational procurement policies

Sanitary towels not provided to pupils in need

Department of Health has failed to put a business case to Parliament to provide sanitary towels for pupils

Renewed support for sugar tax, survey shows

A Healthy Living Alliance survey suggests South Africans are ‘very concerned’ or ‘extremely concerned’ about the effect of sugary ...

Aaron Motsoaledi takes flak over National Health Insurance

Cosatu calls for axing of health minister, saying he is no longer in charge and private sector is dominating process

Experts link bacteria to clotting, paving way for possible new diabetes treatment

Abnormal blood clotting has now been observed in all inflammatory conditions studied‚ including type 2 diabetes

Inquiry may call for body to track private healthcare quality

Patients and medical schemes can shop around but have limited scope to compare the quality of care

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