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BHF is the representative organisation for the majority of medical schemes throughout South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana as well as Lesotho. As the industry representative body, the organisation relies on the membership of all medical schemes to ensure that it is able to lobby government and other organisations effectively and to influence policy where necessary on behalf of the entire industry. Read more..

SAVE THE DATE!!

We are delighted to announce the dates for the 16th Annual BHF Southern African Conference. The event will be held from the 26th to the 29th of July 2015 at the CTICC in Cape Town.

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BHF Website

Our new website is under construction, and will be launched within the next few weeks. In the interim should you require a document that is not on our current site please contact laurab@bhfglobal.com

We look forward to welcoming you to the BHF's new site.
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BHF HAS MOVED!

THE BHF OFFICES ARE NOW SITUATED ON THE GROUND FLOOR, SOUTH TOWER, 1SIXTY JAN SMUTS, JAN SMUTS AVENUE, CNR TYRWHITT AVENUE, ROSEBANK, JOHANNESBURG.

OUR TELEPHONE, FAX AND PO BOX NUMBERS HAVE REMAINED UNCHANGED.

GPS Co-ordinates:
DMS: Latitude: S 26 8 45.435 Longitude: E 28 2 11.136
DD: Latitude: -26.145954225025957 Longitude: 28.03642675280571
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The Ebola Virus

The Ebola Virus is a leading topic of conversation worldwide. Please click here to read the BHF's pamphlet regarding the Ebola Virus.
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BHF Trustee Training: 2015:

This focused, comprehensive, one-day course provides in-depth information on the key areas relating to good governance of medical schemes. Highly relevant to trustees and those working within the private funding sector.

The topics are presented by industry experts and all delegates receive a CD with resource manual containing relevant information as well as a bound copy of the Medical Schemes Act and Regulations.

We will be posting the dates of the 2015 Training sessions soon.

Six Trustee Training sessions were held during 2014. All sessions were well attended and we received positive feedback from the delegates.

Click here to view the typical agenda.

Please contact laurab@bhfglobal.com for information regarding future Trustee Training sessions, as well as customized sessions.

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2013 BHF Annual Report

The 2013 BHF Annual Report was presented at the AGM held at the Durban International Conference Centre on the 26th of August 2014. Click here to view the Annual Report.

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NHI still a priority despite finance plan delays

Tamar Kahn: Business Day, 23 October 2014

THE Treasury has insisted that National Health Insurance (NHI) remains a government priority, despite the delay in publishing policies outlining its shape and cost.

Better data unearths more TB cases than previously thought

Laura Lopez Gonzalez: Health-e News Service, 23 October 2014

BETTER data has revealed more than half a million more tuberculosis (TB) cases than previously thought, according to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report released yesterday.

Fat, lazy and unmotivated

Mia Malan: Mail & Guardian, 22 October 2014

BLOEMFONTEIN is the city where you are likely to find the fattest middle-class people with the "least healthy weight status".

Multinational pharmaceutical companies push back on new patent policy

Laura Lopez Gonzalez: Health-e News Service, 22 October 2014

AS EXTENSIVELY drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) patients beg for a new patent policy to allow them affordable treatment, multinational pharmaceutical companies have objected to some of the draft policy's key tenets.


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