On behalf of the Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine (WJCM) Editorial Team, please see the Table of Contents for the Special Issue on COVID-19 below. Even though the data set of COVID-19 infection is growing worldwide, the WJCM has published this special issue on the impact of different aspects of COVID-19 infection in South Africa.
A survey has recently been circulated to General surgeons in South Africa looking at aspects of training that might make their skills suitable for managing surgical diseases which are important to doctors working for MSF.
The SUS is actively accepting applications online at http://www.susweb.org/information They welcome the opportunity to contact anyone put forward to help them with their submission. The deadline for consideration during the upcoming 2017 cycle is August 14, 2016. Here are the qualification criteria: Membership into the Society of University Surgeons is given to […]
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Dear Colleagues The African Surgical Outcomes Study (ASOS) website is live; http://www.asos.org.za/index.php The website contains all the information about the study, the study documents necessary for ethics applications, frequently asked questions, contact details, and a page to register interest in participation. It is imperative that ASOS has a broad representation across hospitals, and across Africa. […]
A formidable challenge to regulation 8 of the PMB legislation is being mounted by Genesis Medical Scheme and SAMWUMED in a court action against the Minster of Health. We are reliably informed that the Department of Health has decided not to oppose this action.
If successful, this will see all PMBs being remunerated at scheme rate only. It is anticipated that regulations will require that service providers accept the scheme rate without allowance for charging any co-payment. It is further feared that certain schemes may elect to reduce rates at which they reimburse PMBs conditions to state hospital rates.
An open process to promote surgery as a public health measure. Welcome to the February newsletter of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery