Welcome to Medpharm Publications

Medpharm Publications was founded in 1988 and has established itself as the largest medical and pharmaceutical journal publisher in South Africa.

With a publications list of more than ten titles comprising of over fifty journal editions, Medpharm Publications reach more than 40 000 healthcare workers countrywide with printed editions, and has established a global audience with the online editions.

The majority of Medpharm Publications’ journals are associated with professional or scholarly societies and acts as the official South African mouthpiece in the associated discipline. All journals are web-based, most of which are fully peer-reviewed, with five titles accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to earn research subsidies for academic departments.

As a publisher, passionate about journal publishing, we believe that South African researchers and clinicians can and will make a significant contribution to world medical literature.

‘Use heart to act now on angina’: Be alert to angina to save lives

International pharmaceutical group Servier, together with the World Heart Federation (WHF) and Global Heart Hub, which represents people with heart disease, have launched the ‘Use heart to act now on angina’ campaign. This worldwide campaign, which is endorsed locally by the SA Heart Association, aims to raise awareness about the symptoms of angina, which are often underestimated, and the importance of acting on them.

Voluntourism versus a leave of purpose: How medical volunteers can add real value

Unfortunately, over the past few years, voluntourism has started to receive negative attention in the press, largely because of organisations that do more harm than good, and those that do not truly understand what communities need and what initiatives really make an impact on that community. And yet there is a huge need for volunteers – provided there is a deep understanding of what a community needs, and the right skills are aligned with those needs. The Tshemba Foundation understands the needs and restrictions of the community they serve. Tshemba isn’t here to assume what’s required – they aim to support the local rural community, the hospital and its outlying clinics with what they need, whether it’s medical volunteers or equipment.

Quadrivalent flu vaccine protects against 2021 flu strains

Quadrivalent flu vaccine protects against 2021 flu strains Annual vaccination is still vital Johannesburg, 9 June 2021: Each year severe illness caused by influenza (flu) affects between 3 and 5 million people worldwide,1 with up to 650 000 deaths – over 11 000 of...

Mental health & psychology conference 2021 – a focus on grief

South Africa is currently experiencing significant death and non-death losses, and the immediate implementation of a nationwide COVID-19 bereavement initiative is critical. This is the sentiment of Dr Nelia Drenth, a member of the South African Association of Social Workers in Private Practice and a keynote speaker at the Mental Health & Psychology Conference taking place on 11 June 2021.

New innovation within the Betadine Feminine Care range – BETADINE BV Gel

Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause of abnormal vaginal discharge and has been associated with a range of serious health and reproductive consequences. Despite the availability of a number of oral and intravaginal antibiotic treatment options, its management remains challenging. BETADINE™ BV Gel is a new, non-antibiotic treatment distributed by Mundipharma South Africa.

For all official information and updates regarding COVID-19, please visit the South African Department of Health’s website