March 24th, 2015Of the 194 Wits medical graduates of 2000, 89 out of the 111 contacted still practise in the SA, defying the widely held belief that doctors are leaving the country in droves, writes the Sunday Times....
March 17th, 2015
Patrick Soon-Shiong, the son of Chinese immigrants to South Africa, is the world's richest doctor and the wealthiest resident of Los Angeles with a net worth of almost R150bn.
Soon-Shiong grew up 'coloured' in Port Elizabeth finished high school...
February 2nd, 2015Professor Salim Abdool Karim, director of the Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (Caprisa) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and professor of epidemiology at Columbia University in New York, has received Africa's most...
South African vaccinologist Professor Helen Rees of the University of the Witwatersrand, is at the vanguard of the global search to find an effective Ebola vaccine and chaired a recent meeting of international experts trying to fast-track the...People
One of UCT’s rising academic stars was recently acknowledged for her research into HIV/Aids and tuberculosis epidemics. The Academy of Science of South Africa, on behalf of the African Union Commission, The World Academy of Science and the...
October 29th, 2014Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, one of the world’s leading HIV/Aids epidemiologists, associate scientific director of the , and professor of epidemiology at at was recently awarded the by ....
Months into the Ebola outbreak, Liberia remains desperately short on everything needed to halt the rise in deaths and infections – burial teams for the dead, ambulances for the sick, treatment centres for patients, gloves for doctors and nurses....People
has achieved much in health since the era of Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, but South Africans are still getting a raw deal, reports .
Dr Salim Abdool-Karim, director for the , speaking at a conference in Durban, said the country is unique in that it...People
IFP MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini’s has committed suicide, reports the . He had rejected chemotherapy as a treatment option for lung cancer, ‘as it would extend his life expectancy by only a few months and would cause severe side-effects. He had ...People
The newest member of the is Professor Jannie Hugo, head of the at the is a passionate advocate for – an approach to primary care which sees healthcare brought proactively to families and individuals where they live, work and play.
British doctor Mark Stevens wrote to the Health Professions Council of SA in 2009 asking how he could register to work as a gynaecologist in South Africa, reports . Five years later, he and his lawyers have asked the Pretoria High Court to intervene...People
Fozy Peer is the first and only the second person from to be elected president of the . She was appointed earlier this month at a world congress in . Peer is also the manager of the at .
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Two years after being appointed CEO of the , Dr Fareed Abdullah is still working towards his vision of turning around the epidemic, reports the .
His hope comes from the fact that in SA there are more than 2.5m people on antiretroviral treatment....People
Credited with transforming Khayelitsha’s health systems, Dr Giovanni Perez may now have SA’s toughest health job – as district manager of the Eastern Cape’s , one of the country’s worst performing health districts, says a report....People
‘Quiet deaths, ethical slippage’.
For 15 years, Richard Norris had a face too hideous to show. Then, one day, writes a journalist, a maverick doctor gave him a miracle too fantastic to believe. Richard got a face transplant, ‘a new life, and...People
Dr Alan MacMahon, who has died in at the age of 70, was the father of emergency medical rescue services in . A report says MacMahon revolutionised ambulance care and introduced paramedical training and advance life support systems. He pioneered...