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OFM News 17h
Hawks investigating 49 cases worth close to R2,5 bn in NW government contracts
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Karessa 19h
Nice read. Just dawned on me that we feel uncomfortable with managing CHW programmes because they don't rely purely on hierarchical governance! We need to start getting comfortable with collaboration (in real terms) AND collaborative governance.
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MSF HIV Feb 18
An MSF population-based survey (2016) showed incidence among young women in King Cetshwayo District, KZN, South Africa jumps from 5% in 18 year olds to 20% in 19 year olds! Offering basic SRH services in secondary-schools helps establish responsible HIV testing habits.
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Spotlight Feb 17
Interesting idea. Why specifically 10 years? How about exclusivity until some multiple of R&D outlays recouped? Latter would of course require transparency.
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Spotlight Feb 17
South Africa’s Justice Edwin Cameron is co-chairing a committee that may do work of critical importance to the future of medicine.
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Ellen 't Hoen Feb 16
I agree. To apply the small molecule model of patenting to what are essentially medical acts needs to be questioned. Something the medical profession should be much more involved in
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yogan pillay Feb 15
This is a National programme with more than 2m patients receive their meds through the Centralised Chronic Medicine Dispensing and Distribution system
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Spotlight Feb 15
Replying to @NorthWestDOH
Thank you
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Spotlight Feb 15
Replying to @NorthWestDOH
Is the full speech available online?
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North West Health Feb 15
Premier Prof Mokgoro: Five officials from are facing disciplinary charges linked to fraud, corruption and transgression of Treasury regulations involving more than R350 million.
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Spotlight Feb 15
Landmark study on novel way to pay for medicines published in .
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North West Health Feb 15
We are working around the clock to turn the situation around. It remains our pleasure to serve.
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Spotlight Feb 15
Does this mean the province is making a clean break from Buthelezi EMS? Just a refresher
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Spotlight Feb 14
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Shailly Gupta Feb 14
South Africa questioned whether “abusive practices currently prevalent in the pharmaceutical industry” could be addressed by “raising the bar of patentability requirements” Council - Read this blog by
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Spotlight Feb 13
Replying to @ygpillay
The lowest private sector price at the moment is R615 per month.
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Spotlight Feb 13
Nice exclusive. We will follow up.
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Medicines Law&Policy Feb 12
Opinion | Science needs to think globally. A Paris Agreement for research could be the answer.
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Spotlight Feb 13
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Patrick Durisch Feb 13
Cancer drug Keytruda illustrates how Big Pharma now works - over 2/3 of its portfolios came from acquisitions & licensing, not from their own research labs. This way of running the industry inflates prices - in the end the patient pays via
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