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NHI Summary Updates

NHI Bill Daily Analysis - Introduction The revised NHI Bill was published on 8 August 2019. The South African Private Practitioners’ Forum will be sharing an analysis of the NHI Bill with members, highlighting issues of importance and concern. Funding - Day 1 “PREAMBLE RECOGNISING— - the socio-economic injustices, imbalances and inequities of the past; -

R1.3 Million First Place Prize For Best Local Social Innovation – Finalists Announced

On Monday, 9 September, SAB announced the finalists of the SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards – one within the medical industry.   Dr Daemon McClunan The OptiShunt Woodstock, Cape Town Dr Daemon McClunan designed the OptiShunt, an implantable device that prevents blindness in glaucoma patients by draining excess fluid out of

CLSSA Conference @ Spier

Contact Connect - "It wasn't only about fitting sclerals!"   True to form, the CLSSA once again laid on a world-class conference. The event was very well attended, and the vibe just excellent. The speakers and workshop presenters were just outstanding! Delegates were sent home with the knowledge that they are well-armed

Lecturer Scoops Health Merit Award

By Nombuso Dlamini Senior Lecturer in Optometry at UKZN, Dr Vanessa Moodley received the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) Health Merit Award at the organisation’s inaugural national conference on 19 August at Emperor’s Palace, Johannesburg. The award recognises outstanding performance by individual practitioners. Moodley was nominated by the Professional Board: Optometry

Deadline: Register for the IAPB Council meetings (Free+Paid)

The registration deadline for IAPB's Council of Members in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania ends soon! IAPB member organisations with complimentary codes can register for free. Do you work for one of them? Do check if you can attend the IAPB Council! The Council will be held from 7-8 October and will

EssilorLuxottica buys Dutch Retail Chain

EssilorLuxottica has forked out $8 Billion in cash to buy Dutch Retail Chain, GrandeVision, which includes brands such as Vision Express in Britain and For Eyes in the United States and Brilleland in Europe. GrandVision sells prescription glasses, contact lenses and other eyecare products. According to the website they have

Giving Sight With Every Stride

Sometimes great ideas are driven by passion - a passion to achieve more and have a greater impact on the world. For plano’s Managing Director, Mo Dirani his idea to run a marathon in Cape Town, South Africa on 15 September 2019 is driven by a passion to help 50,000