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By Prof. Morgan Chetty

Review of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals on the impact of achieving the 2030 targets of population growth

Focus On Cholera

Cholera is an infectious diarrhoeal disease caused by a bacterium called Vibrio cholerae. The frst cholera pandemic originated in India in 1817. In South Africa, cholera was frst reported in 1974, and the outbreaks ....

By Prof. Morgan Chetty

Today's patients are more educated and more informed ....

The Importance of Physician profiling

Success should be measured by evidence of improvementover time in structure ,process and outcomes of care....

PRESS RELEASE

STATEMENT REGARDING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE PHARMACY ACT, 53 of 1974

The Independent Practitioner Association Foundation (IPAF), representing over 5000 family practitioners in South Africa, is concerned and will be objecting to the proposed amendments by the South African Pharmacy Council to the Pharmacy Act, 53 of 1974,

IPAF Statement on Misinformation on Covid-19 Vaccination by doctors in the social media.

Dear colleagues,

IPA Foundation of SA supports the use of vaccination to contain the Covid-19 Pandemic. This is an Internationally accepted Public Health Response to a Pandemic that is not just healthcare, moral and economic crisis, but also a Human crisis.

EVDS Self Registration Portal User Manual

Dear IPAF Member & valued Family Practitioner

Further to our initial communication, we can confirm that all healthcare workers in public and private sectors should indicate their willingness to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by also registering on the Department of Health’s EVDS system: http://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za/.

During a time of crisis
By prof. Morgan Chetty

Telemedicine has helped healthcare provider organisations and caregivers better respond to the needs of patients.

Letter from IPAF to Director General

Letter from IPAF to Director General Re:Extension of Chronic Prescriptions By Dr Anben Pillay

EMPLOYMENT OF DOCTORS BY PRIVATE HOSPITALS

In commenting on the fact that hospitals have applied to be permitted to employ HCP's, we have studied the relevant points,

IPAF Newsletter

February 2019 - IPAF Members Update

THE NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE BILL (NHI Bill) SUMMARY

The minister of Health presented the NHA Bill to the public on 08th August 2019. It has 11 Sections

Fraud Waste & Abuse (FWA) Written By Dr Elija Nkosi

Fraud (Intentional) This is an intentional wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial gain. Unlawfully making a misrepresentation that prejudices another.

Short Learning Program offered by the University of Witwatersrand

The first and only sonar course with a competence certificate for healthcare practitioners.

Emergency Hotline: 0800 029 999

Information on COVID-19 is constantly evolving.

It is important for everyone to take personal responsibility for being informed with credible updates on the pandemic. Below are the different hotlines and call centres that can assist with any questions you might have on the COVID-19 response, solidarity fund, clarity on (fake) news, and other developments in their respective specialties.

WhatsApp Support Line: 

0600-123456