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At SAMWUMED, we seek to represent the interests of our members by operating transparently and communicating openly on issues involving the quality of healthcare in South Africa. Our advocacy ensures that we are able to promote and protect the rights of our members – and all people – to fair and affordable medical care.

Here, you will find the latest news on the actions happening within SAMWUMED as well as up-to-date information on developments in the healthcare industry as a whole.

SAMWUMED News

16 August 2017

WHY DO WE HAVE PMBs?

Why do we have PMBs? The reason why PMBs were created basically comes down to two facts, medical schemes and healthcare.

24 April 2017

HEALTHCARE FRAUD AWARENESS AND MEMBER ASSISTANCE

Healthcare Fraud Awareness and Member Assistance As members of a medical aid, we all want to be able to access the necessary level of healthcare in a time of need,...

09 March 2017

Medical schemes not at rock bottom, yet – CMS

Medical schemes not at rock bottom, yet – CMS Medical schemes are financially safe and able to cover member claims, says Elsabé Conradie, head of stakeholder relations at the Council of...

30 November 2016

MEDSCHEME TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL MANAGED CARE SERVICES TO SAMWUMED

MEDSCHEME TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL MANAGED CARE SERVICES TO SAMWUMED 30 November 2016: SAMWUMED, a prominent medical scheme for local government and associated services employees, has announced that it will be extending...

18 October 2016

SAMWUMED ANNOUNCES BENEFIT IMPROVEMENTS AND PREMIUM INCREASES

SAMWUMED announces benefit improvements and premium increases 13 October 2016: With a strong focus on providing affordable healthcare for its members in 2017, the self-administered local government medical scheme,...

 

Industry News

18 March 2015

‘Superbugs’ that can overpower antibiotics are spreading: WHO

‘Superbugs’ that can overpower antibiotics are spreading: WHO Antibiotic resistance has the potential to affect anyone, of any age, in any country, the U.N.'s World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a...

18 March 2015

South Africa; New Tech Offers Hope of Tackling TB

South Africa; New Tech Offers Hope of Tackling TB Face masks incorporating satellite tracking and cough samplers are among the new technologies being tested to help researchers in South Africa try...

18 March 2015

Researchers uncover cause of rare type of ovarian cancer that strikes girls and young women

Researchers uncover cause of rare type of ovarian cancer that strikes girls and young women Scientific breakthrough could lead to new cancer treatments; study inspired by memory of 22-year-old patient.

18 March 2015

Plans for top cancer therapy centre in London get the go-ahead

Plans for top cancer therapy centre in London get the go-ahead UCLH hospital has secured planning permission from Camden council for a GBP125m project to establish a radiotherapy centre at its...

10 March 2017

Rainy weather brings outbreak of flies to Limpopo

Rainy weather brings outbreak of flies to Limpopo While heavy rains in Limpopo, particularly in the Vhembe area, may have brought relief in the form of higher dam levels, residents of...