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    17th Annual BHF Southern African Conference

Issued on: 12 September 2016

2016 IHF Durban 40th World Hospital Congress

The 40th World Hospital Congress, which takes place in Durban from 1st to 3rd November 2016, will be staged for the first time on the African continent. This prestigious event will be addressed by the Minister of Health as well as prominent global healthcare experts.

Issued on: 05 September 2016

The IPASA Innovative Medicines Summit 2016

The Inaugural IPASA Innovative Medicines Summit took place on the 01 September 2016, at the Hyatt Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg. The Summit cast the spotlight on significant past achievements of innovative medicines, current exciting developments in the innovation of medicines globally and in South Africa.


Issued on: 11 August 2016

BHF Annual Report  2015

Issued on: 19 July 2016


17th Annual BHF Southern African Conference

Presentations are accessible here.

Issued on: 01 June 2016

The National Department of Health has recently begun issuing PDCT with section 22 A Permits. The PCDT as per the attached Standard treatment guidelines and Essential Medicines list is able to diagnose, prescribe and dispense.
Kindly note that the practice numbers will be issued as of the 07 June 2016.

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Notice Board

Issued: 24 November 2015

Applications for Ambulance Service will close on the 30th November 2015, as SAPEASA will be closed over the December period. SAPEASA will accept new inspection and re-inspection requests up until Thursday, 3 December 2015 from BHF.  Please note any inspection requests received after 3 December 2015 will be held over until January 2016.The SAPEASA will re-open on Monday, 11 January 2016.

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Posted: 2016-09-30 14:09:31

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Posted: 2016-09-30 14:09:27

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Posted: 2016-09-30 14:09:24

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