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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 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...
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...
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.
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...
5 DANGEROUS HEALTH RISKS OF TATTOOS
5 dangerous health risks of tattoos Are you thinking about getting a tattoo? You might first want to consider these five potential health risks.
‘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...