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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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
‘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...
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...
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.
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...
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...