The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) recommends that increases in medical aid contributions for 2023 remain at or below inflation (5.7%). The association’s latest circular found that in the context of the current economic climate – characterized by runaway inflation and rising interest rates – dues increases above inflation areRead More →

South African consumers are feeling the effects. While some have had to tighten their belts by cutting out luxuries, for many rising fuel costs and the rising cost of living have also meant sacrificing important coverage like short-term insurance and medical aid. or switch from a comprehensive medical assistance planRead More →

Click to enlarge Facebook / San Antonio Police Department A respondent fired his gun after the teenager allegedly boned another officer’s cruiser. A neighbor who allegedly saw San Antonio police dealing with a 13-year-old suspect shot dead by an officer early Friday morning said it appeared theyRead More →

Direct Relief has also provided over $14.7 million in direct financial support to other organizations in the region. Cash assistance has included direct payments for Ukrainian refugees in Poland to cover prescription drug costs, as well as operating funds for health facilities providing care in Ukraine. “Direct Relief’s three-month reportRead More →

The College of Physicians of Quebec says it is disappointed with the province’s health minister after he backtracked on a controversial section of his bill to expand medical assistance in dying. Last week, Health Minister Christian Dubé announced he was withdrawing a clause granting eligibility to people with severe neuromotorRead More →

By Lara Cooper Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 330 medical aid shipments requested in 48 U.S. states and territories and seven countries worldwideincluding Ukraine. The shipments contained 4.3 million defined daily doses of drugsincluding N-95 masks, mental health drugs, antibiotics, chronic disease drugs, nutritional products, insulin,Read More →

Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé attends a press conference on the COVID-19 pandemic on February 15 at the Legislative Assembly in Quebec.Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press Quebec has tabled a bill that would extend provincial legislation on assisted dying to people with Alzheimer’s disease. Health Minister Christian Dubé said Wednesday thatRead More →

By Lara Cooper Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 511 medical aid shipments requested in 44 U.S. states and territories and 11 countries worldwideincluding Ukraine. The shipments contained 16.6 million defined daily doses of drugsincluding N-95 masks, mental health drugs, antibiotics, chronic disease drugs, nutritional products, insulin,Read More →

“International Medical Aid (IMA) provides students and institutions with community-based global health education and study abroad programs.” IMA’s contributions to the development of the Education Abroad Forum were launched at the Forum’s 18th Annual Conference. Led by Phares Odhiambo, Program Director for East Africa, IMA said, “We are grateful toRead More →

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Tuesday that a multimillion-dollar medical aid package would be sent to Ukraine. The medical equipment donated by the Maryland Department of Health includes 485,000 bandages and wound care supplies, and 200 ventilators, including medical ventilators for hospital intensive care units asRead More →

the herald Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporter Parliamentarians want the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) and medical aid societies to be regulated by the Insurance and Pensions Commission (IPEC) or a similar body to improve transparency and ensure that the public contributor receives the benefits provided. The deputies said so duringRead More →

Opposition parties in Quebec are calling on the provincial Minister of Health to introduce a bill in the coming days that would allow people with degenerative cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease to give their prior consent to medical assistance at die (MAD). As the law currently stands, with fewRead More →

Colombo, India, on Friday delivered a large shipment of essential medical aid to Sri Lanka, which is going through a medical emergency with many life-saving drugs running out of stock, forcing doctors to delay major surgeries. Indian High Commissioner to Colombo, Gopal Baglay, on Friday handed over the consignment comprisingRead More →

Share and defend justice, law and order… SAN DIEGO- A California Highway Patrol officer was shot and injured on Interstate 8 while investigating a traffic accident Wednesday night near San Diego’s Mission Valley, according to reports. CHP Captain Michael Harris said the officer was ‘investigating a traffic accident when heRead More →

As the war in Ukraine continues to escalate, pharmaceutical giant Novartis has detailed its campaign to offer humanitarian aid while sticking to a hard line against Russia. Since the start of the invasion, Novartis has delivered more than one million boxes of antibiotics, painkillers, cardiovascular and oncology treatments to Ukraine,Read More →

Opponents of the end-of-life care option for terminally ill patients to gently end their suffering, medical assistance in dying, say it is unnecessary because palliative care and care palliatives are sufficient to relieve the suffering of terminally ill patients. But while palliative care and palliative care can alleviate the sufferingRead More →

By Lara Cooper Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 294 medical aid shipments requested in 31 US states and territories and 11 countries worldwideincluding Ukraine. The shipments contained 20.9 million defined daily doses of drugsincluding PPE, Covid-19 therapies, diabetes drugs and cancer treatments. In Ukraine, Direct ReliefRead More →

By Lara Cooper Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 334 medical aid shipments requested in 36 U.S. states and territories and 11 countries worldwideincluding Ukraine. The shipments contained 2.3 million defined daily doses of medicationincluding PPE, Covid-19 therapies, diabetes drugs and cancer treatments. Today, four pallets ofRead More →

By Lara Cooper Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 288 shipments containing 64 tons of medical aid requested in the United States and 13 countries around the worldincluding Ukraine. The shipments contained 6.5 million defined daily doses of medicationincluding Covid-19 therapies, diabetes drugs and cancer treatments. ShipmentsRead More →

In addition to receiving the global honor of becoming one of the leading adventure travel organizations of 2021, IMA continues its legacy of promoting global health initiatives by opening its Summer Healthcare Internships app. International medical aid (IMA), an industry leader in providing a unique service medical internship abroad forRead More →

Traditionally, medical aid schemes apply fee increases from January 1 each year. However, the past two years have seen new trends emerge due to the Covid-19 pandemic, says Lee Callakoppen, senior director of Bonitas Medical Fund. These include postponing increases, dipping into reserves to reduce increases and announcing delayed increasesRead More →

By Lara Cooper Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 340 medical aid shipments requested in 31 U.S. states and territories and 17 countries worldwideIncluding Ukraine. The shipments contained 17.9 million defined daily doses of drugsincluding Covid-19 therapies, diabetes medications, cancer treatments, as well as 30 tons ofRead More →

The New York Police Department partners with the Russian American Officers Association (RAOA) to gather medical supplies for the people of Ukraine in the midst of the Russian invasion of the country, said Friday the president of the association. RAOA and the non-profit organization it works with are collecting ibuprofen,Read More →

RAOA and the non-profit organization it works with are collecting ibuprofen, aspirin, gauze and first aid kits, said Ukrainian officer and RAOA vice-president Stanislav Zubyk . A complete list Desired supplies also include bandages, acetaminophen, and tourniquets. Collection boxes will be placed in all 77 patrol areas, according to NYPDRead More →

While public hearings around South Africa’s National Health Insurance (NHI) project have now concluded, there is still a lack of clarity on what exactly the scheme means for the country’s health sector and taxpayers’ pockets. Despite several pledges, the Department of Health has failed to provide clarity or explanation onRead More →

By Lara Cooper Direct Relief today announced that it commit $500,000 to support health efforts in Ukraine and neighboring countries absorb refugees fleeing violence and disruption. The organization is also in communication with regional organizations to coordinate medical support to refugee communities. Emergency health kits and medical backpacks for triageRead More →

Audio released last month revealed how 23-year-old Ta’Neasha Chappell pleaded with prison staff to seek medical assistance for nearly 16 hours before dying in July 2021. In recordings provided by Chappell’s family attorney, Sam Aguiar, staff at the Jackson County, Indiana jail can be heard growing irritated by Chappell’s pleasRead More →

The House Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved $863.6 million to continue the government’s medical assistance program. According to Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony, the allocation has increased by $399 million from last year. He explained that while 1,538 people have received government medical assistance, that number is expected to increaseRead More →

online medical help BY MOSES MUGUGUNYEKIZIMBABWE will soon adopt an electronic medical assistance card after local private health players have expressed their willingness to adopt the electronic system, which will ensure instant payment for medical assistance companies. For years, private health practitioners and medical aid companies have been at oddsRead More →

MALE, Maldives – China has offered the Maldives infrastructure maintenance, medical aid and visa concessions as Beijing moves to strengthen ties with the strategically placed Indian Ocean archipelago. The Maldivian Foreign Ministry said a mutual visa waiver agreement was signed during Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit to the capitalRead More →

Your health care, your choice The Nammed Medical Aid Fund is taking the first bold steps towards implementing the Nammed 2025 project to simplify medical aid options in Namibia, as senior officer Gert Grobler told us. Writer: Jack Salter | Project manager: Callam Waller The 2025 Project is working toRead More →

FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of the Maldives capital, Male, December 9, 2009. REUTERS / Reinhard Krause / File photo / File photo MALÉ, Maldives – China on Saturday offered the Maldives infrastructure maintenance, medical aid and visa concessions as Beijing prepared to strengthen its ties with the strategically placedRead More →

China on Saturday offered the Maldives infrastructure maintenance, medical aid and visa concessions as Beijing moved to boost connections with the strategically placed Indian Ocean archipelago. The Maldivian Foreign Ministry said a mutual visa waiver agreement was signed during Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit to the capital Male. WangRead More →

With the caption “Long live Indo-Afghan friendship”, Afghan Ambassador to India Farid Mamundzay thanked India for sending 1.6 metric tons of life-saving drugs to the Taliban-ruled country. The deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) also tweeted on Saturday describing India-Afghan relations as “very vital”. Earlier yesterday, theRead More →

December 12, 2021 – Doha: An official delegation from the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is visiting Jordan, composed of Ali bin Hassan Al-Hammadi, secretary general, Dr Fawzi Oussedik, responsible for international relations and of international humanitarian law, and Naglaa Al-Hajj, responsible for international development. They are accompanied by DrRead More →

Two San Diego County sheriff’s deputies failed to provide medical treatment to a man who was found unconscious in his jail cell and died in custody, an independent oversight committee has found. Lazaro Alvarez, 40, died on November 22, 2020, just hours after being taken into custody for trespassing. TheRead More →

Thiruvananthapuram: As the government of Kerala prepares to implement an ambitious rail project spending over 1 lakh crore, the reality is that the government is not even bothering to spend enough money on granting ‘medical assistance to survivors of sexual assault in the state. Hundreds of unlucky women and childrenRead More →