No hope for SA’s health system? Budget offers no relief
Health | SA’s

No hope for SA’s health system? Budget offers no relief

Expectations were set high before South Africa’s 2021 MTBPS. However, more of the same narrative was delivered. As a result of the state of the country, expectations were high with regard to relieving poverty and inequality. Again, those expectations were not met. It is a known fact that budgets on their own are not the…

Discovery | Health

Discovery Health CEO: 25,000 lives can be saved if 70% of SA is vaccinated by 2022

In one of the biggest Covid-19 research surveys in the world, Discovery Health has released data with the focus of understanding what more can be done to enhance and protect the lives of its customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr Ryan Noach, CEO of Discovery Health, sits down with BizNews founder, Alec Hogg to discuss…

Experts | Health

SA health experts have identified a new lineage of SARS-CoV-2: Here’s what’s known so far

Many were concerned when, recently, a group of South African health experts and scientists reported a new coronavirus variant that has a “concerning number of mutations.” Called C.1.2, the variant was first identified in May in Mpumalanga and Gauteng. Since then, it has been found in a number of other countries, according to Bloomberg. Below,…

SA health regulator gives ivermectin the red light … again! – Professor Aldous and Dr Mdladla interrogate
Health | regulator

SA health regulator gives ivermectin the red light … again! – Professor Aldous and Dr Mdladla interrogate

Professor Colleen Aldous and Dr Nathi Mdladla put pen to paper on a topic that is turning heads within the medical fraternity, ivermectin. The piece below dives into the decision by the South African National Emergency Medicines List Committee (NEMCL) to continue disregarding ivermectin as a treatment for Covid-19 despite the lion’s share of evidence…

World Health Organisation Covid-19 response betrays the principles upon which it was built – PANDA
Health | world

World Health Organisation Covid-19 response betrays the principles upon which it was built – PANDA

The fundamental values upon which the World Health Organisation (WHO) was built after World War II focused on health “as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” This article, painstakingly researched and written by David Bell and Tony Green – both members of PANDA…