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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

08 May 2018

SAMWUMED CURATORSHIP COURT ORDER MAY 2018

SAMWUMED CURATORSHIP COURT ORDER 09 May 2018: The Western Cape Division of the High Court in Cape Town has on 3rd May 2018, placed the South African Municipal Workers Union...

08 May 2018

SAMWUMED Annual General Meeting Postponement Notice

SAMWUMED Annual General Meeting Postponement Notice

08 May 2018

SUFFERING FROM DIABETES? TAKE EXTRA CARE OF YOUR TEETH

Suffering from diabetes? Take extra care of your teeth If you are diabetic you might be at increased risk for gum disease. Here's why you shouldn't postpone that trip to the...

08 May 2018

R14.BILLION SETTLEMENT FOR MINERS WITH SILICOSIS, TB

R1.4 billion settlement for miners with silicosis, TB A settlement has been reached according to which mineworkers with silicosis or tuberculosis will be paid out.

04 May 2018

SPARE YOUR BABIES FROM SALT- AND HYPERTENSION

Spare your babies from salt – and hypertension Healthy eating habits should be reinforced at an early age – in South Africa, one in 10 children already suffers from high blood...

 

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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