SPARC: Strategic Purchasing – Monthly Bulletin

SPARC Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center  Monthly Dispatch | January 2019 Africa is at a critical moment in the pursuit of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). While most countries recognize the importance of “health for all,” funding constraints present a very real challenge. Attention is beginning to shift toward how available funds can be maximized to … Continue reading SPARC: Strategic Purchasing – Monthly Bulletin

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CMS to report at last on low-cost medical scheme options

After years of delays, the Council for Medical Schemes is to publish a framework for low-cost medical scheme options next month, says a report in Rapport. Medical schemes hope the low-cost options exclude the current Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs) in order to offer genuinely affordable options. The council says the framework will be published alongside a draft PMB … Continue reading CMS to report at last on low-cost medical scheme options

Toronto International Program to Strengthen Family Medicine & Primary Care

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Toronto International Program to Strengthen Family Medicine & Primary Care June 10-21, 2019 The Toronto International Program in Strengthening Family Medicine and Primary Care (TIP-FM) is a program for international leaders engaged in the development and strengthening of family medicine globally. The goal of the TIP-FM is to enhance leadership capacity in family medicine and primary … Continue reading Toronto International Program to Strengthen Family Medicine & Primary Care

AMA Webinar recording

Teaching for a changing health care system- Perspectives from the U.S. and South Africa Dear Participant Thank you for participating in the webinar “Teaching for a changing health care system- Perspectives from the U.S. and South Africa,” hosted by the AMA, along with its Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium, to share the latest innovations emerging … Continue reading AMA Webinar recording

Soweto Clinics get awarded for clinical performance

Family physicians in Gauteng have been tasked since August 2018 to take leadership in clinical governance at district level due to poor performance with key clinical indicators. Dr Jimmy Akii leads in Johannesburg Health District. The family medicine team there have been allocated to lead in each of Johannesburg's seven sub-districts. Prof Shabir Moosa leads … Continue reading Soweto Clinics get awarded for clinical performance

WONCA-WHO Memorandum of Understanding signed

WONCA President, Donald Li, and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of WHO sign a Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of both organisations, reflecting the crucial role played by family medicine in achieving the goal of Universal Health Coverage. The MOU offers all our members and Member Organisations an official entry point to build even … Continue reading WONCA-WHO Memorandum of Understanding signed