Palliative care conference calls for closer collaboration with medical fraternity

The conference co-organisers state, “Palliative care is holistic care that uses a multi-faceted approach to improve the quality of life of patients and their families and should begin at the time of the diagnosis. The knowledge of what the palliative care sector can provide is critical information for anyone working within the medical profession, as the support that is available is beneficial to not only the patient and their loved ones, but also to the medical practitioner.”

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Global report urges more investment in Aids war

The report, titled A triple dividend: The health, social, and economic gains from financing the HIV response in Africa, compiled by UNAIDS, reveals that fully financing the HIV response will not only save lives but also produce substantial health, social and economic gains.

Free access to the report available on the site. Note the impact of the pandemic on slowing down the battle. 3min read.

RAF heads to ConCourt in battle against medical aid payments

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) is now turning to the Constitutional Court after its application to appeal a ruling in favour of Discovery Health was dismissed by the Supreme Court of Appeal.

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Discovery Life to appeal R25m payment for ‘disability’

Discovery Life has filed a notice for leave to appeal a High Court judgment that ordered it to pay more than R25m to a former stockbroker charged and acquitted of murdering his girlfriend, saying the judgment could potentially have far-reaching implications for the life insurance industry, reports Moneyweb.

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