Home > Medical schemes > News News Crowdfunding - Latest aid towards medical procedures With crowdfunding, the new online innovation, you may not need to be wealthy to have the medical treatment you desperately need but can’t afford. Like us on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz How long will you live? » Medical history Bacteria gallery SA needs organ donors South Africa is experiencing a major shortage in organ donations according to the South African Organ Donor Foundation. Without Medical Gap Cover, members are liable for shortfalls Medical scheme members are often angry and upset when they realise hospitalisation costs are mostly not fully covered by their medical schemes. Gap Cover could be the answer. Up to 30% of all medicines in Africa are fake The Internet is the perfect channel for counterfeit medicines, an industry that is more profitable than trafficking heroin. And Africa has proven to be the perfect market. Hospitals quote for parking but not procedures An enterprising surgeon in Philadelphia says he could find out how much parking would cost at 20 hospitals, but only a few would give a quote for a procedure. NHI: where are we now? National Health Insurance: when and how? These will the big questions central to the meeting of the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) in Cape Town next week. SA medical service providers overcharging Some medical service providers in South Africa are charging more for services that are on the list of prescribed minimum benefits. “ Latest comment on Health24 Marion Macgillivary says... was just intoduced to buchu tea for kidney problems.Hoping for relief. The health benefits of buchu tea ” Use of generics more than doubles in SA Since 2004 there has been a 14% increase year-on-year in the use of generics, and more and more South Africans are using generic medications purely because of the price. Hypnosis for smokers: first scheme pays Every year 44 000 South Africans die from smoking-related diseases. Now the first SA medical scheme is covering hypnosis as a treatment for those who want to quit smoking. Is medical insurance enough? Medical insurance is cheaper and pays you per day you're in hospital. Is this really enough to cover you, or are you taking a big chance? load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Cardiovascular risk factors Take care of your teeth. Anytime. Anywhere. Like us on facebook! Live healthier Knee pain relief » Knee injuries Test your knee pain knowledge Symptoms of knee pain Do you suffer from knee pain? Do you suffer from recurrent knee pain? It could be osteoarthritis... Vitamin wise » Vitamins for HIV What to eat for vitamin B? Cut down on vitamins Get your vitamins right Find out which vitamin to use for which condition. Ask our Vitamin expert.