The National Health Insurance Bill – how this could affect medical aid scheme members in South Africa

by Elmarie Jensen What is the NHI Bill? On 8 August 2019, Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, introduced the National Health Insurance Bill (“NHI Bill”) at the National Assembly. Under the Bill, a three-phased approach would be adopted.  The first phase was from 2012 to 2017.  The Bill of 2019 has two phases – the first

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Travelling to a malaria area?  Get your chemoprophylaxis without a prescription.

Lize Cornelius, a pharmacist from Somerset West, dispels some of the myths around malaria infection and educates us on ease of access to preventative medication.     With 18 638 confirmed cases in 2018 and 120 confirmed deaths, malaria is still a great concern in South Africa.  Most malaria infections are caused by the parasite, Plasmodium

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