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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

22 January 2018

5 DISEASES YOU RISK GETTING IF WE RUN OUT OF WATER

5 DISEASES YOU RISK GETTING IF WE RUN OUT OF WATER As Day Zero rapidly approaches for Capetonians, we take a look at five diseases that might become more of a...

22 January 2018

5 TIPS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR HEALTH CHECKUPS THIS YEAR

5 TIPS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR HEALTH CHECKUPS THIS YEAR Ticking off your annual checkups? Here's how to get the most out of your visits to doctors...

17 January 2018

HOW TO GET A GRIP ON THAT FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL ANXIETY

HOW TO GET A GRIP ON THAT FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL ANXIETY As the first day of school rolls around once again, many parents and children may feel overwhelmed.

13 December 2017

SAMWUMED IS ONE OF THE TOP THREE MOST SUSTAINABLE MEDICAL SCHEMES IN SA

SAMWUMED is one of the top three most sustainable medical schemes in SA We are pleased to announce that SAMWUMED has done it again, for a third time! In the recent Alexander...

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.

 

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...

 

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