News

Committed to keeping you informed

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

30 November 2016

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 its partnership with Medscheme, one of the leading...

18 October 2016

STRONG FOCUS ON AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE IN 2017

SAMWUMED announces benefit improvements and premium increases13 October 2016 With a strong focus on providing affordable healthcare for its members in 2017, the self-administered local government medical scheme, SAMWUMED, has...

13 July 2016

SAMWUMED and HeartFM Nelson Mandela Beanie Campaign

To help fight the cold this winter, SAMWUMED and Heart FM will be collecting beanies to keep children in need warm this month. Spread the warmth this Mandela Month by dropping...

23 November 2015

SAMWUMED ranked third most sustainable medical scheme in SA

We are pleased to announce that SAMWUMED has done it again! In the recent Alexander Forbes Health Medical Schemes Sustainability Index, which was released last week, SAMWUMED has been ranked as...

12 October 2015

SAMWUMED FOCUSES ON PRIMARY AND PREVENTATIVE HEALTHCARE IN 2016

06 October 2015: Low benefit contribution increases, strong solvency levels, rich day-to-day benefits and a new Low Cost Benefit Option in the works all signal a positive growth trajectory...

 

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...