VitalAire strengthens its home healthcare offer with an acquisition to support diabetic patients in South Africa
VitalAire, Air Liquide’s entity specialised in-home healthcare services for chronic patients, is broadening its range of services with the acquisition of the diabetes division of Ethitech, a leader in medical technology and diabetes medical devices distribution in South Africa. This acquisition enables VitalAire to meet the growing need of patients with diabetes in South Africa, leveraging on innovative connected technologies and offering personalised patient follow-up.
Water activist and ultra-marathon runner Mina Guli, is in South Africa to complete the Africa leg of the RUN BLUE campaign.
World Brain Day 22 July 2022 – Brain health for all Epilepsy is treatable yet pre-mature death rising Epilepsy affects 1 in every 100 people in South Africa, and more than 75% of people have their first seizure before the age of 20. However, the Neurological Society...
A new state-of-the-art community clinic will be the first of its kind offering primary healthcare services to the poor in Diepsloot, Johannesburg. Rhiza Babuyile (RB), a community development organisation opened its first brick and mortar clinic, the Rhiza Babuyile Clinic Diepsloot, after over a decade of serving communities with mobile clinics.
How to recognise and cope with burnout at home The stress of life can quickly turn into burnout, which can seriously affect your mental health and well-being. So, what is burnout exactly? This common condition is described as a feeling of extreme mental and/or...
Presenteeism costs 4.2% of GDP Presenteeism, being physically present at work but mentally absent and unproductive due to illness, injury, stress or burnout, comes at a greater economic cost than absenteeism, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has not only increased...
South Africa’s dwindling nursing skills represent significant threat to delivery of primary healthcare approach and NHI
The delivery of the primary healthcare approach and the achievement of any semblance of universal health coverage are moot if South Africa does not rapidly address the critical skills shortages and working conditions of nurses
Good for the soul: How helping others reignited my passion for South Africa South Africa is not only the most unequal country in the world, it also does not care well enough for its weak and sick. Its inequitable access to healthcare is iniquitous in many parts of the...
Leading local pharmaceutical company, Pharma Dynamics, turns 20 this year. To mark the occasion, it is inviting patients, pharmacists, healthcare practitioners and all those who helped to shape the company in the last two decades to participate in the creation of a digital artwork that will take on the form of a heart.
Get a grip on flu: quadrivalent flu vaccine gives life-saving protection to healthcare professionals and patients
At a time when healthcare systems are under pressure due to COVID-19, influenza (flu) prevention has become more of a priority.
The Tshemba Foundation, a medical volunteer programme that attracts healthcare professionals from around the world to share their knowledge, skills and experience, is now focusing on an outreach programme over and above the volunteers who routinely spend time at Tintswalo Hospital, the district hospital in Acornhoek.
This Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Month, learn how genetic testing can help you determine which diet, lifestyle, and medication are best for your long-term health
Sanofi partnership strengthens mental health service delivery in South Africa Sanofi South Africa has partnered with the National Department of Health, the Foundation for Professional Development and the World Association of Social Psychiatry to upskill health workers...
Momentum Multiply partners with DNAlysis Biotechnology, one of the country’s premier genetic testing laboratories, to bring its members personalised healthcare services
A disruptive new pharmaceutical business, GESlabs (www.geslabs.com), has just smashed an unusual milestone and has been licensed to manufacture cannabinoid pharmaceuticals, in Africa for the global market.