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Metropolitan Health grows Eastern Cape reach with PROVIDENCE acquisition

Metropolitan Health has acquired Port Elizabeth-based PROVIDENCE Healthcare Risk Managers in a move which strengthens its position as the country's largest healthcare administrator.

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Is there any clarity in the crystal ball?

A transformed healthcare system in our country is much needed - but more of a long term process and event than a quick fix.

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Unleashing the power in Fisantekraal this Mandela Day

The Power that's Ours was the inspiration behind Metropolitan Health's staff visit to Fisantekraal this Mandela Day.

Fisantekraal is an area which is home to a mainly farming community. Over 45% of the population are under 19 years old, most are unemployed and very few have a high school education. Many people would view it as an area without hope, but Nosipho Yedwa, Marketing Manager of Metropolitan Health, sees only its potential.

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International recognition for innovative HCT web tool

A local HIV/AIDS management programme is the only South African finalist in the Technology for Health category of the prestigious GBC Health's 2012 Business Action on Health Awards. The awards recognise exceptional programmes, combining solid intervention design, a strong commitment to achieving results and a focus on long term sustainability.

Metropolitan Health Risk Management's HIV Department was shortlisted for their development of an innovative HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) web tool, which has sparked a dramatic increase in enrolment rates on HIV treatment programmes in the pilot curriculum conducted between March and June last year. read more...

MMI core first-half headline earnings up 4%

MMI Holdings, the JSE-listed insurer, on Tuesday reported a 4% increase in core headline earnings to R1,3bn in the six months to December, boosted by growth from Metropolitan Retail and Metropolitan Health. read more...

Too soon for a cure

The 2012 Budget spotlights infrastructural expansion as key to the growth of the South African economy. Re-engineering our health system will surely be one of the most daunting tasks in this process. A shortage of essential skills, coupled with a public health infrastructure eroded by decades of underfunding and resource mismanagement, has impacted upon health service delivery.

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