New Dates - Healthcare forum | 26 April 2017

BHF is proud to invite you to second installment of the Healthcare Forum, scheduled to be held on the 12th of May 2017, from 10h00 – 12h00. Launched in March 2017, the inaugural Healthcare Forum attracted over 45 delegates who represented 16 companies. As space is limited, please RSVP via email to Mary Manamela: or call 011 5370270 by the 10th May 2017.

New Dates - Healthcare forum | 25 April 2017

BHF proudly presents the third edition of The Healthcare Forum on the 09th of June 2017 at BHF offices. The session will be hosted by mentors and business leaders from within and outside the healthcare industry who will share their insights and counsel on burning industry issues, regulation and business challenges, as well as how their own career journeys have evolved. As space is limited, please RSVP via email to Mary Manamela: the 05th June 2017.

BHF CONFERENCE | 5 April 2017

Plans are well underway for the 18th BHF Annual Southern African Conference and we are pleased to invite you to this prestigious event, to be held once again in the beautiful City of Cape Town. This year’s event is scheduled to be held from the 16th-19th July in Cape Town at the International Convention Centre. Entitled; Private Sector embracing Universal Healthcare, the theme for this year is centred around how the private sector can embrace the move towards Universal Healthcare (UHC), focusing on actionable strategies that the sector can start implementing, in preparation for NHI.

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Providing a platform for managers in the healthcare funding industry to network with peers and mentors and hone their strategic thinking around industry issues is a key objective of a new Healthcare Forum initiated and organised by the Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa (BHF).

Fitter Aspen will still lick reputation wounds

The Aspen share price is slowly digging itself out of the hole into which it fell after the price-gouging allegations hit the international headlines just more than a week ago. Given that ethical issues seem to matter to investors only when controversy sticks and that news about the out-of-patent cancer drug controversy has died down (for now), it’s likely the share price will recover much of its losses.

SA drug producers urge patients to demand generics

Generic medicines use could save on costs, says industry association. Patients should be more proactive in demanding generic medicines from pharmacists, says the National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NAPM), which estimates that every 1% rise in the volume of generics dispensed in SA would save R176m.