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Published: 10/03/2022

We would like to provide a progress update regarding our private sector initiative to improve recognition and reimbursement for Family Medicine as a specialist discipline.

The SA Academy of Family Physicians (SAAFP) has sent out email communications and surveys to our members to establish your needs and expectations regarding this topic.



Published: 17/12/2021

From the President’s desk

World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA): Together We Own The Future

 The 23rd World Conference of Family Doctors went ahead virtually on 22-27th November, instead of in Abu Dhabi as originally intended. The SAAFPs made our presentation to host the next conference in 2025, but unfortunately were not successful, and the conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal.

Nevertheless, a number of our members were honoured or recognised during the conference:



Published: 13/12/2021

5 November 2021
The South African Paediatric Association (SAPA) remains committed to promoting the wellbeing of all children and their mothers.

Background
It has been brought to the attention of SAPA that some pregnant and breastfeeding women are being advised by public and private sector healthcare workers, including general practitioners, obstetricians and paediatricians to decline or delay COVID-19 vaccination.
The National Department of Health has issued a circular recommending all pregnant and breastfeeding women be offered the vaccination1 and SAPA supports these recommendations.

Please click here to view the full statement

 



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