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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.
MED STOCKOUT CRISIS CRIPPLES NORTH WEST
Med stockout crisis cripples North West The North West Health Department has been hit by strikes after failing to pay suppliers – putting patients' lives at risk.
DOES ALCOHOL CAUSE ACNE?
DOES ALCOHOL CAUSE ACNE? Some foods can be a trigger for acne, but what about alcohol? Dermatologist Dr Nerissa Moodley weighs in.
MOST SA CLAIMS ARE FOR THIS DREAD DISEASE
MOST SA CLAIMS ARE FOR THIS DREAD DISEASE The largest number of insurance claims in South Africa are for cancer – with more "millennial" claimants than ever before.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LITIGATION: UNDERMINING SOUTH AFRICA'S HEALTH SYSTEM
Medical malpractice litigation: Undermining South Africa’s health system South Africans are becoming increasingly litigious, with not only the number of claims rising but also the size of the claims.
BIPOLAR DISORDER: CASUES, SYMPTOMS & TREATMENT
BIPOLAR DISORDER: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS TREATMENT Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania)...
‘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...