Mediclinic Southern Africa stands firm on its policy of mandatory workplace vaccination

Private hospital group, Mediclinic Southern Africa has slammed commentary making rounds on social media that it has reversed its stance on its mandatory workplace vaccination policy.

Katja HamiltonBy Katja Hamilton 1 hour ago

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Durban and Coastal Mental Health appoints new executive director

Durban and Coastal Mental Health (DCMH) has appointed Mbonisi Sibisi as the new executive director.

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Boosting vaccine rollout and debunking Covid-19 myths

Although 15.5 million South Africans are already fully vaccinated, this only accounts for 25.2% of our total population.

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How the pharmaceutical industry can win audience mindshare

While a shift in pharmaceutical companies' goals to enhance the customer experience is becoming part of the common lexicon when prioritising strategic goals, pharmaceutical companies are not quite prepared to bring this objective to life, with very...

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Source: Premier Alan Winde. The interior of the new NantSA vaccine plant opened in Cape Town at the same time as the launch of the AAAH coalition .
Cape Town unveils Africa's Access to Advanced Healthcare coalition

Premier Alan Winde accompanied President Cyril Ramaphosa last week to the launch of the Accelerate Africa's Access to Advanced Healthcare (AAAH) coalition and the official opening of the NANTSA vaccine manufacturing campus in Cape Town.

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Londoners divided as Johnson drops Covid rules in England

Londoners have mixed views on an easing of coronavirus restrictions last week Wednesday (January 19) after British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson dropped Covid-19 measures introduced to curb the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in England.

1 day ago

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Wellcome pledge $300m to combat Covid-19

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Wellcome this week each pledged $150m for a total of $300m to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), a global partnership launched five years ago by the governments of Norway and India, the...

21 Jan 2022

Nutrition trends for a healthy weight in 2022

Whether you have promised yourself you will get rid of the pandemic bulge, want to try out clean eating or are thinking of taking up fasting, it helps to get professional advice and avoid the masses of misinformation and untrustworthy opinions that...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 21 Jan 2022

Your pre-hospitalisation checklist
Your pre-hospitalisation checklist

Waves of Covid-19 and the emerging variants meant that several elective surgeries were postponed to minimise the use of hospital beds and to avoid unnecessary exposure to the virus. As the number of infections decrease, surgeons and hospitals are...

Issued by Bonitas 21 Jan 2022

Source: Supplied. Denelle Morais, Bestmed Manager: Marketing and Communications.
SA's largest self-administered medical scheme appoints Tribeca as its communication partner

Bestmed Medical Scheme (Bestmed), South Africa's largest self-administered medical scheme and fourth largest open medical scheme, has appointed Tribeca Public Relations (Tribeca) as its PR agency after a competitive pitch process.

21 Jan 2022

Children in sub-Saharan Africa dying of Covid-19 at a higher rate than others

An international multi-centre study has found that children in sub-Saharan Africa who are hospitalised with Covid-19 are dying at a rate far greater than children in the United States and Europe.

20 Jan 2022

Source: REUTERS/Shelley Christians. Cyril Ramaphosa and Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong cut a ribbon, while Premier of the Western Cape Alan Winde looks on.
Billionaire Soon-Shiong opens new vaccine plant in South Africa

South African-American businessman Patrick Soon-Shiong opened a new vaccine plant in Cape Town on Wednesday.

20 Jan 2022

Labat Africa ramps up cannabis retail expansion with new deals
Labat Africa ramps up cannabis retail expansion with new deals

Labat Africa, which aims to be the number one healthcare company in South Africa with a focus on medicinal cannabis, is diversifying its offerings through strategic acquisitions and retail expansion.

20 Jan 2022

Africa news

Africa: the face of vaccine inequity

While the majority of the world's population has already received two doses of Covid-19 vaccines, only 7% of Africa's population has been immunised. Can WHO attain its goal to vaccinate 70% of all of the world's countries by mid-year?...

Katja HamiltonBy Katja Hamilton 19 Jan 2022

Source: Wunderman Thompson
Wunderman Thompson reveals The Future 100: 2022

Wunderman Thompson's 8th edition of The Future 100: 2022 has launched...

19 Jan 2022

Combined Covid-19 and flu booster could be available within two years

Within two years, the world could have a combined Covid-19 and flu booster...

18 Jan 2022

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