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Gauteng recruits over 3000 doctors and nurses

Pretoria: The Gauteng Department of Health has between January and August 2016 recruited 3 256 medical doctors and nurses in an effort to capacitate employees at public health facilities. Gauteng Health MEC ...
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Merck Africa Luminary brings African Countries together to Contribute to Building Healthcare Capacity

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast: Merck (MerckGroup. com), a leading science and technology company, kicked off its third Merck Africa Luminary yesterday, for the first time for Francophone and Anglophone Africa in Cote ...
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Norton Rose Fulbright International Arbitration Report

It gives us great pleasure to introduce you to the latest issue of Norton Rose Fulbright's International arbitration report. This issue includes: Focus on third-party funding Dealing ...
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Health Care in Africa: What Next?

In the war between humanity and disease, perhaps the greatest victory of recent years took place in Africa By Robert Guest and Slavea Chankova* NAIROBI, Kenya: In the war between humanity and disease, perhaps ...
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World Sight Day: Visualising a world of healthy eyes

Low vision and blindness affect more than 285 million people globally1, but more than 80% of vision impairment can be prevented, treated or cured. A range of illness can be detected through an eye examination, ...
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Message on World Mental Health Day - 10 October 2016

On World Mental Health Day, the United Nations highlights the importance of making mental health care available to all people who need it, whatever their circumstances and wherever they live NEW YORK, United ...
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Double digit growth for PSG Konsult at interims

For the six months ended 31 August 2016, PSG Konsult (KST) delivered a commendable 13% growth in recurring headline earnings per share to 16. 7 cents per share) over the previous interim period, and declared a ...
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Why young professionals need medical aid

By Sue Cogswell, CFP®, Director of Healthcare - BDO South Africa All too often, we find that the young professionals have different priorities from the older working generation, and understandably so. The ...
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Largest medical scheme amalgamation gets green light

The much anticipated amalgamation between Bonitas Medical Fund (Bonitas) and LMS Medical Scheme (previously known as Liberty Medical Scheme) – the largest transaction of its kind in the SA healthcare industry ...
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Genesis Medical Scheme announces 4.7% hike in 2017 premiums

by Elmarie Jensen, Marketing Manager, Genesis Medical Scheme Whilst the 2017 annual contribution increases of medical schemes and the funding of private healthcare in South Africa have been highly contentious ...
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Living and coping with mental illness

Living with someone who has a mental health condition can be challenging. As a mental illness is unique insofar as it may affect a person’s thinking, motivation, emotions and behaviour, it may also affect ...
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Towards universal cover, GEMS is working hard to broaden healthcare access

South Africa is making great strides towards the realisation of universal access to healthcare, with preparations for the introduction of National Health Insurance (NHI) well underway. The progress that Government ...
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GEMS strategy to align with NHI roadmap

State medical scheme prioritises access at annual symposium   The journey towards universal healthcare access is gaining momentum, firmly supported by South Africa’s largest restricted medical ...
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Hospital Insurance and GAP Cover

The concern that the Medical Schemes Council (MSC) has with certain types of health insurance, stems from the underlying principles of specifically “Hospital” insurance. A recent article by Dr Bobby ...
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U.S. Mission to South Africa Awards Grants to Community Organizations Partnering in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Through this community grants program, PEPFAR (the U. S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDs Relief) will contribute $800,000 to projects led by 23 organizations seeking to combat HIV/AIDS in their communities PRETORIA, ...
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Universal healthcare a “fundamental human right”

Symposium explores ways forward for National Health Insurance   “The provision of universal healthcare cover for all South Africans is becoming an increasingly pressing issue in this county and ...
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