Discovery and GEMS reject inquiry’s proposal to cap executive pay

Principal officers of Discovery Health Medical Scheme and the Government Employees Medical Scheme earned R7.64m and R5.82m respectively in 2018

Health market inquiry too lenient, says Nehawu

Competition Commission said to have failed to provide ‘recommendations with teeth’

EXCLUSIVE: Medical scheme membership is unaffordable for growing slice of SA

Population growth outstrips slight rise in membership numbers over six-year period, data shows

Parliament extends deadline for NHI Bill submissions

Business, the DA and civil society organisations welcome the six-week extension to allow them all to better scrutinise the bill’s contents

Health minister Zweli Mkhize says he will study health inquiry findings

The final report includes a detailed assessment of problems in the private healthcare market, and proposes reforms to improve competition and drive down prices

NEWS ANALYSIS: Politicians need to drop hostility to help fix private health care

Minister will appoint board after a public nomination process, and it will have the autonomy to appoint its chair, CEO and all other executives

No need to break up private hospital groups, says health market inquiry

The Competition Commission has backed down on its initial recommendation of divestiture for Netcare, Life Healthcare and Mediclinic

Private sector reforms vital for NHI, says health market inquiry

The health market inquiry's final report still recommends measures to manage costs and quality, but no longer calls for divestiture in the private hospital ...

Study challenges the idea of region-specific HIV vaccines

South African volunteers’ immune systems respond well to an experimental preventive shot against the virus that causes Aids developed in Thailand

Medical schemes regulator suspends five senior officials

Allegations against Council for Medical Schemes staff include the irregular appointment of service providers

KZN lifts ban on recruiting foreign doctors set up during xenophobic attacks

Bid to make space for newly qualified local health professionals returning from training in Cuba

SA men four times more likely to commit suicide than women, WHO report finds

SA Depression and Anxiety Group calls for better education, improving prevention measures, and ending stigma about phenomenon on World Suicide Prevention Day

To battle HIV/AIDS properly, fight gender inequality, expert says

About 1,000 young women, mostly in East and Southern Africa, are infected with HIV every day, says Peter Sands from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and ...

Drugmaker MSD Africa calls for better health data

MSD wants African countries to invest in better healthcare data, arguing it is vital for assessing market opportunities

Almost a fifth of South Africans fear vaccines are unsafe

This is a warning about the potential problem the state faces in ensuring enough of the population remains vaccinated to prevent disease outbreaks

Health facility watchdog calls for more funds

The Office of Health Standards Compliance says it will need a bigger budget if it is to take on new responsibilities under NHI

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