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World Day against Trafficking in Persons

IOM calls for renewed commitment against exploitation and trafficking GENEVA: Citing a new study, “Addressing Human Trafficking and Exploitation in Times of Crisis,” International Organization for ...
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Doctors, mind your Ps and Qs

    By Donald Dinnie, Director Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc.           Damages were sought and awarded by a court in Virginia, ...
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Smaller schemes rank high in medical aid value survey

Two smaller medical schemes – CompCare and Fedhealth – trumped their larger rivals in the first independent, publicly released comparison of medical aid plans by GTC Healthcare. Scheme options were ...
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CMS says amendment to PMB regulation 8 aims to assist members and schemes

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), regulator of the medical schemes industry, commented today on the proposed amendments to Regulation 8 - pertaining to prescribed minimum benefits (PMBs) made in terms of the ...
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Lack of basic health literacy an obstacle for medical aid users

Many members of medical aid schemes do not gain the maximum benefits to which they are entitled—mostly because they lack basic health literacy, says Sibongile Mamafha, Principal Executive Officer at Thebemed ...
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Medscheme announces roll-out of an Electronic Medical Records platform

Less administration for GPs, more time to treat patients Cape Town: Although the benefits offered by Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) to both healthcare professionals as well as healthcare administrators ...
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Prescribed Medical Benefits - 'In accordance with' replaces 'paid in full'

By Patricia Holburn Stand out Loud Communications Since the introduction of Prescribed Medical Benefits (PMBs) in 2004, definitions, inclusions, cost and reviews, have raised concerns. PMBs were well intentioned ...
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GeoPoll, GEN and U.S. State Department Release Survey Showing Demand for Entrepreneurship Training in Africa

Survey Targets 1,000 Entrepreneurs Across Five African Countries NAIROBI, Kenya: On the eve of U. S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, GeoPoll (http://www. ...
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Aon WorldAware Issues Travel Warning

Ten Northern Districts in Uganda Report an Outbreak of Malaria Aon South Africa has issued travel warnings to its clients via its WorldAware operations centre regarding an outbreak of malaria in the northern ...
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Fedhealth appoints new Principal Officer

Jeremy Yatt has been appointed as the new Principal Officer of Fedhealth effective 1 August 2015. Yatt succeeds Peter Jordan. Jordan and the board have amicably parted ways due to strategic differences. Yatt, who ...
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Diepsloot goes cyber this Mandela month with 67 days of digital activism

Johannesburg: In the spirit of making every day Mandela Day, The Wot-If? Trust and its partners are embarking on 67 Days of Digital Activism, launching in Diepsloot on 22, 23 and 24 July 2015. “This is in ...
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Implications of the proposed amendments to Regulation 8 of the Medical Schemes Act

By John Cranke, National Manager: Employee Benefits, PSG The Minister of Health’s recently published proposed amendments to Regulation 8 of the Medical Schemes Act are out for comment. If implemented, ...
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Lovelife blazes the trail of change

loveLife, South Africa's largest youth development programme, is set to change the country’s health and social landscape with a world first: an innovative digital programme that promotes youth development ...
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National Savings Month and your Medical Scheme

By Brian Watson, Genesis Medical Scheme July is National Savings Month “National Savings Month” is an awareness campaign run by the South African Savings Institute (SASI). July is always ...
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Netcare cautions public in the light of continued job scams

Netcare has alerted the public to the opportunistic placement of Netcare-specific career and training opportunities on social media and other informal platforms. According to Peter Warrener, group human resources ...
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Fedhealth welcomes proposed review of Regulation 8

Fedhealth has come out in support of Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s proposed review of Regulation 8 of the Medical Schemes Act agreeing that the current PMB legislation is just not sustainable. Fedhealth ...
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