South African Public Health Medicine Association
Preventive Medicine Seminar Series

Preventive Medicine Seminar Series

Preventive Medicine is practiced by all physicians to keep their patients healthy. Preventive Medicine focuses on the health of individuals, communities, and defined populations. Its goal is to protect, promote, and maintain health and well-being and to prevent disease, disability, and death. The Preventive Medicine aims to improve the health of individuals and populations through translational research, education and training, community outreach and promotion of public health.

NHI will ensure that everyone has access to a defined comprehensive package of healthcare services. The covered healthcare services will be provided through appropriately accredited and contracted public and private providers and there will be a strong and sustained focus on the provision of health promotion and prevention services at the community and household level. The National Health Insurance Policy Paper (2012) put emphasis on prevention of diseases, promotion of health, treatment of diseases where prevention has failed, and rehabilitative services.

The South African Public Health Medicine Association and Department of Community Health at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand would initiate bimonthly seminars on Clinical Preventive medicine.

The focus of these seminars is to provide a platform for continuous professional development around preventive medicine. The seminar is open to any body interested in the practice of clinical preventive medicine.

The dates and topics for 2015/16 are as follows:

27/11/2015 Clinical Preventive Medicine
29/01/2016 Preventive Medicine: TB and HIV
25/03/2016 Preventive Medicine: NCD
27/05/2016 Preventive Medicine: Maternal and Child Health

Venue: SPH Building, Wits Park town

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