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Three digital transformation priorities for African healthcare organisations

With doctors in short supply, healthcare employers need to invest in intelligent technologies to make the experience of accessing healthcare as good as it can be, for all involved

Doctors under siege in Sudan

Healthcare workers in the country are quitting because of assaults and inadequate PPE

Eastern Cape university goes all in to assist provincial health-care efforts

A special steering committee seeks to fill urgent gaps in the system in order to fight the coronavirus

The doctor who gave her life to stop Ebola in Nigeria

When Ebola first hit Lagos, Dr Ameyo Adadevoh knew something was seriously wrong, so she did something about it

200 Cuban medics to help SA fight Covid-19

200 Cubans are flying to South Africa to help the defence force and health department respond to the pandemic

Health couple fear for their kids

Doctor and a respiratory therapist have hygiene rules in place but no one to look after their children while they work

My G-cup breasts just had to go

People must be ready because I am going to embrace my body with all the scars that come with it

What your doctor is thinking when they say, ‘I’m afraid I have some bad news’

Doctors have turned to scientific studies for guidance on talking with patients, but the results have largely left them guessing.

The bad news about delivering bad news

Doctors have turned to scientific studies for guidance on talking with patients, but the results have largely left them guessing.

Discovery gets up doctors’ noses

Surgical specialists are concerned that day hospitals won’t suit their own or patients’ needs

Black students in medical schools: Is there a problem?

Our Mia Malan speaks to Laura Lopez Gonzalez about the recent allegations of racism at Wits Medical School.

​A dying breath of fresh air

A hard-hitting film raises serious ethical questions about keeping a patient alive at all costs.

Curing a sick system: Doctors and nurses must speak out for patients and themselves

Medicine shouldn’t be the only thing on the books at our medical schools. Here are some tips for healthcare workers to handle abuse.

​Nelson Mandela Metro University gets the go-ahead to open a medical school in 2020

The new department will begin with 50 students and increase this number to about 200 by 2022.

SA doctors demand shorter hours, saying their 30-hour shifts put patients’ lives at risk

The health department and the Health Professions Council of South Africa must act to protect the medics and patients.

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