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Nursing practice environment in Primary Health Care: a scoping review Nursing Care, Primary Care, Public Health, Health And Safety, Compassion, Leadership, Health Care, Medicine, Environment

Nursing practice environment in Primary Health Care: a scoping review | ProfMoosa

Objective: To examine the scientific evidence about the nursing practice environment in Primary Health Care. Methods: Three-step scoping review. 1) An initial research on CINAHL and MEDLINE. 2) A broader search using the same keywords and search terms in the remaining EBSCOHost platform databases. 3) Search the bibliographical references of the selected articles. The studies […]

Why rural South Africans don’t get emergency medical care in time | ProfMoosa Medical Research, Medical Care, Health And Wellness, Health Care, Emergency Care, Urgent Care, A Day In Life, Primary Care, Medical Conditions

Why rural South Africans don’t get emergency medical care in time | ProfMoosa

Many medical conditions, such as serious injuries, sepsis and heart attacks, need high quality emergency care quickly – or the patient may die. These time-critical conditions cause around half of all deaths worldwide, it’s been estimated, and they are more common in countries with lower incomes. Dangerous delays may happen at three points: the patient deciding to […]

UK’s home finger-prick antibody test passes first clinical trial - COVID-19 Lockdown | ProfMoosa The Daily Telegraph, Trials, Clinic, Period, Finger, University, Money, News, Silver

UK’s home finger-prick antibody test passes first clinical trial - COVID-19 Lockdown | ProfMoosa

British ministers are making plans to distribute millions of free coronavirus antibody tests after a version backed by the UK government passed its first major trials, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on Friday. The fingerprick tests, which can tell within 20 minutes if a person has ever been exposed to the coronavirus, were found to be 98.6% […]

An mRNA Vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 — Preliminary Report | ProfMoosa Higher Dose, Medical Center, Prompts, Clinic, Health Care, Medicine, News, Medical

An mRNA Vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 — Preliminary Report | ProfMoosa

BACKGROUND The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) emerged in late 2019 and spread globally, prompting an international effort to accelerate development of a vaccine. The candidate vaccine mRNA-1273 encodes the stabilized prefusion SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. METHODS We conducted a phase 1, dose-escalation, open-label trial including 45 healthy adults, 18 to 55 years of […]

Masks – Who wears them and Why it matters | ProfMoosa World Health Organization, Primary Care, Masks, This Or That Questions, News, How To Wear, Face Masks

Masks – Who wears them and Why it matters | ProfMoosa

To what extent are South Africans complying with government regulations and World Health Organisation advice on wearing masks? This question was explored in the University of Johannesburg and the Human Sciences Research Council’s Covid-19 Democracy Survey. In the United States, according to a study by Gallup, only 47% of Americans “usually or always” wore a […]

Pioneering holistic healthcare in Soweto Care For All, Primary Care, Public Health, Health Care, Innovation, News, Health

Pioneering holistic healthcare in Soweto | ProfMoosa

The Chiawelo Community Practice is an example of how a focused healthcare system and good record-keeping can lead to quality care for all – and Professor Shabir Moosa wants this model to take root across Gauteng. Although critical of the public health system in South Africa, Professor Shabir Moosa believes good governance and structural innovations can […]

Why the models got the Western Cape so wrong | COVID-19 Lockdown | ProfMoosa Critical Care, Westerns, Cape, Models, News, Mantle, Templates, Cabo, Coats

Why the models got the Western Cape so wrong | COVID-19 Lockdown | ProfMoosa

The first official prediction of how many ICU beds would be used in the Western Cape by Covid-19 patients, made back in May, overestimated by between 12 times and 16.5 times the critical care beds needed. Updated projections in June were better, but still out by a factor of two: modellers estimating that 780 ICU […]

CMSA urges govt to reconsider new taxi loading rules | COVID Lockdown | ProfMoosa Short Trip, Public Health, Taxi, Health Care, News, Health

CMSA urges govt to reconsider new taxi loading rules | COVID Lockdown | ProfMoosa

Despite claims by by Transport Minister Fikile Mbablula that unnamed “health experts” backed the government’s decision to allow taxi operators’ full loads, the Colleges of Medicine of SA has urged the government to reconsider. Business Day reports South Africa’s key agency for training and accrediting public health specialists, the College of Public Health Medicine (CPHM), under the CMSA, says the change will […]

COVID-19 Nationwide Lockdown: Ramaphosa declares schools will shut for 4 weeks - but Grade 12s get 1 week's break | ProfMoosa Got 1, Primary Care, Public School, Schools, Health Care, Teacher, News, Professor, Teachers

COVID-19 Nationwide Lockdown: Ramaphosa declares schools will shut for 4 weeks - but Grade 12s get 1 week's break | ProfMoosa

A week after teachers’ unions called for schools to close amid the upcoming peak in Covid-19 infections in South Africa, Cabinet has decided to shut all public schools for four weeks – but there are exceptions. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday, while addressing the nation, that public schools would close from 27 July to […]

Zweli Mkhize plays down discrepancy in reported deaths | ProfMoosa Kwazulu Natal, Medical Research, Plays, Death, News, Games

Zweli Mkhize plays down discrepancy in reported deaths | ProfMoosa

Being a politically astute politician – this savviness goes back to his days as premier of a fractious KwaZulu-Natal – it was unlikely that Health Minister Zweli Mkhize would not respond to the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) reporting a 59% rise in excess natural deaths between May and July compared to historical data. […]

Webinar: COVID-19 in Africa – Eastern Cape, SA, 31st July | ProfMoosa Breaking Bad News, Rural Health, Primary Care, Psychiatry, No Response, Psychology, Health Care, Africa, Knowledge

Webinar: COVID-19 in Africa – Eastern Cape, SA, 31st July | ProfMoosa

Keep abreast of COVID-19 across Africa. WHO-WONCA Africa-AfroPHC has a weekly joint webinar on Fridays. Different countries share the COVID-19 situation and the PHC implications with extensive opportunities for questions and answers. The WHO team also joins us. Get intimate knowledge of the situation on the ground in PHC response in South Africa. See Prof […]

Mamokgethi Phakeng has shaken the edifice(s) of white social certification | ProfMoosa University Of Cape Town, Primary Care, White Man, Certificate, Black Women, News, People, People Illustration, Folk

Mamokgethi Phakeng has shaken the edifice(s) of white social certification | ProfMoosa

There were people who did not want Mamokgethi Phakeng to be appointed as University of Cape Town Vice-Chancellor, and they have not stopped their resistance. Her appointment violated the sacred edifice of social certification — that which gave whites licence to dominate — and soiled the souls of dead white men who turn in their […]

Webinar: COVID-19 in Africa – Malawi, 24th July (3pm) | ProfMoosa Breaking Bad News, Rural Health, Primary Care, Psychiatry, No Response, Psychology, Health Care, Africa, Knowledge

Webinar: COVID-19 in Africa – Malawi, 24th July (3pm) | ProfMoosa

Keep abreast of COVID-19 across Africa. WHO-WONCA Africa-AfroPHC has a weekly joint webinar on Fridays. Different countries share the COVID-19 situation and the PHC implications with extensive opportunities for questions and answers. The WHO team also joins us. Get intimate knowledge of the situation on the ground in PHC in Malawi. See Drs. Modai Mnenula […]

South Africa endures coronavirus crisis as health services collapse - BBC News | ProfMoosa Port Elizabeth, Primary Care, The Province, Bbc News, South Africa, Health Care, Health

South Africa endures coronavirus crisis as health services collapse - BBC News | ProfMoosa

Chronic failures in the health system of South Africa’s Eastern Cape have been exposed by the coronavirus pandemic. Key staff are on strike or sick with Covid-19 and there are reports of unborn babies dying in overcrowded, understaffed wards. A BBC investigation found exhausted doctors and nurses who say the province’s health system has collapsed […]

Taxi capacity rules ‘justified and supported by science’, says health MEC | ProfMoosa Primary Care, Taxi, Professor, Health Care, Science, Sayings, Teacher, Lyrics, Health

Taxi capacity rules ‘justified and supported by science’, says health MEC | ProfMoosa

Gauteng MEC for Health Dr Bandile Masuku has defended the government’s controversial rule that taxis are allowed to operate at 100% capacity provided they keep windows open and everybody wears masks. Masuku was talking to Maverick Citizen editor Mark Heywood during a lunchtime webinar…..more Shared by Professor Shabir Moosa Professor Moosa is a family physician […]

SA MRC Reports on Deaths in SA as at 7th July 2020 Buffalo City, Kwazulu Natal, The Province, Death, News

SA MRC Reports on Deaths in SA as at 7th July 2020 | ProfMoosa

See the latest SA MRC report on weekly deaths in South Africa based on the National Population Register. Trends The all-cause national number of deaths of persons 1+ years of age per week has risen to 13,684 and is 26.5% higher than the predicted number based on historical data in the week ending 7 July […]