In just a single year, one South African courier pharmacy company saved the South African healthcare industry over R157 million on medicine costs, containing medical costs and improving outcomes for members with chronic conditions.
The Health Funders Association (HFA), the representative organization of the majority of medical schemes and medical scheme administrators in South Africa, has endorsed the report of the Competition Commission’s Health Market Inquiry (HMI) and its recommendations.
Vula Mobile, an app which puts health workers in rural and remote areas in touch with specialists in order to get specialist advise is the winner of the Best Health App for 2019.
Cardiologists and medical practitioners from around Africa recently had the opportunity to watch a South African professor expertly direct a repair device via tiny wires and catheters towards a hole in a patient’s heart.
According to the American Cancer Society, when breast cancer is detected early, and is in the localised stage, the 5-year relative survival rate is 99%. Early detection includes monthly breast self-exams, regular clinical breast exams and mammograms.
Jacques du Plessis, managing director of Netcare’s hospital division, today expressed his deep sadness at the passing of eminent Johannesburg-based diagnostic radiologist, Dr Harry Said, who practiced at Netcare Park Lane Hospital.
A landmark agreement announced today by Unitaid, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and global biopharmaceutical company Sanofi will significantly lower the price of rifapentine, a critical drug used to prevent tuberculosis.