The vital role of vaccines in SA’s rabies outbreak

The last few months has seen an increase in the number of human rabies cases. This is particularly worrying as with a 99.9% fatality rate, rabies is the deadliest disease on earth. Education is vital in the fight to eliminate rabies and you have a key role to play in ensuring your patients are empowered with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions.

Grass-roots solutions that are making a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS

Grass-roots solutions that are making a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS

The current shortage of healthcare practitioners in South Africa poses a substantial threat to the adequate provision and delivery of healthcare. Many in the healthcare sector believe that this shortage constitutes a national crisis. In a world where specialised healthcare can seem unattainable, Tshemba, Hlokomela and Tintswalo Hospital are working together to ensure this isn’t so.

Data protection in healthcare must be a top priority

Data protection in the healthcare sector must surely be a top priority, especially considering the huge amount of sensitive personal data that is being processed on a daily basis. It certainly needs stricter procedures, controls and guidelines on privacy. As such, compliance with the POPIA is crucial.

Data compliance for healthcare

Data compliance for healthcare

According to legislation, all healthcare facilities including hospitals and clinics are required to manage the complete destruction of all data when IT assets reach end-of-life. PoPIA requires them to practice due diligence and ensure their storerooms go through the expected data erasure techniques essential to protect company data.