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Cuban doctor debt headache

17 Sep 2019
The Nationa; Department of Health (DoH) is battling to recoup money from the 326 students who dropped out of the Cuban medical training programme. 
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What a waste! Gauteng health irregularly extended contracts

17 Sep 2019
Gauteng health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku, has revealed that the department has irregularly extended 12 contracts worth more than R1-bn a year. 
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NHI won’t shift our focus, says Discovery CEO

12 Sep 2019
Aspen Pharmacare has decided not to declare a dividend for the first time in almost a decade, reported Business Day (12 September 2019)
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BUSA to engage with state on NHI

12 Sep 2019
Business Unity SA (BUSA) is to set up a formal mechanism for engaging with the health department on its plans for universal health coverage, reported Business Day (5 September 2019).
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SA men four times more likely to commit suicide than women

12 Sep 2019
According to the latest WHO report: Preventing Suicide: A Resource for Pesticide Registrars and Regulators, men in SA are more than four times more likely to commit suicide than women. Almost 800 000 people die from suicide every year globally, or one every 40 seconds.
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Doctors at their wits end as 84% are diagnosed with burnout

12 Sep 2019
According to research, published in the SA Medical Journal, 84% registrars in the clinical medicine school at Wits University are suffering burnout.
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OPINION: NHI Dream: When polemic triumphs over policy

12 Sep 2019

There are two White Papers on healthcare that are germane. The first one, introduced by the Nelson Mandela administration, produced a sensible plan to fulfil the obligation of section 27 of the Constitution. The second is the White Paper, spawned 10 years later in the toxic cauldron of the Polokwane conference, evoking a new plan that is a triumph of polemic over policy. One was the product of struggle, of empirical research and the organic participation of the people in its formulation, wrote Aslam Dasso a convenor of the Progressive Health Forum and a member of the Stalwarts and Veterans of the ANC in City Press, 1 September 2019.


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Council for Medical Schemes approves the merger of CompCare and Selfmed

12 Sep 2019

 

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) approved the merger of CompCare Wellness Medical Scheme and Selfmed. The amalgamated scheme will be known as CompCare Wellness Medical Scheme. 


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