Press Releases

  • PMB’s – Crucial medical aid cover you might not know you have

    Posted by: admin | February 12, 2018

    Few medical scheme members realise that they have access to certain minimum health services, regardless of the benefit option they have selected. The Medical Schemes Act No. 131 of 1998 and associated regulations were promulgated with the intention to provide people with continuous care to improve their health and well-being and to make healthcare more […]

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  • Skin cancer awareness

    Posted by: admin | January 8, 2018

    South Africa has the second highest incidence of skin cancer in the world and one of the highest incidences of melanoma worldwide. January is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the Independent Community Pharmacy Association (ICPA) is urging South Africans to be sun smart – not just during this month, but throughout the year as everyone […]

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  • Holiday medical essentials

    Posted by: admin | December 8, 2017

    The holidays are here, and many people are preparing to go away for the festive season.  Whether you going overseas or just going camping locally, are you medically prepared for your trip? The Independent Community Pharmacy Association (ICPA) recommends that all travellers include a basic travel medical kit when packing. This kit should include the […]

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  • Pharmacies support HIV self-testing

    Posted by: admin | December 1, 2017

    World AIDS Day is commemorated each year on the 1st of December and is an opportunity for every community to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV and remember those who have passed away. The 2017 theme is “It is my right to know my status. Prevention is my […]

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  • Diabetes Awareness Month – assess your risk and get tested at your local community pharmacy

    Posted by: admin | November 1, 2017

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month and the 14th is World Diabetes Day.  Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects nearly four million South Africans (source Diabetes SA), many of whom are unaware of their condition. According to the World Health Organisation, nearly 350 million people worldwide have diabetes, and the United Nations health agency estimates […]

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  • How digital technology is changing the way we look after our health

    Posted by: admin | October 1, 2017

    Digital technology shapes every aspect of the way we live in the digital era. In healthcare, technology is evolving dramatically and affecting the way healthcare professionals and patients engage with each other. We live in the age of “Dr Google”, with more and more people going online to research information about their ailments before visiting […]

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  • “Don’t Wait – Vaccinate” – South Africans urged to ensure all vaccines are up to date

    Posted by: admin | September 4, 2017

    September is Pharmacy Month and the theme for 2017 is “Don’t wait – vaccinate” – with the aim being to raise awareness of the importance of vaccines to prevent what are essentially avoidable illnesses. In light of Pharmacy Month and this year’s theme, the Independent Community Pharmacy Association (ICPA) is reminding South Africans of the […]

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Press Release

  • PMB’s – Crucial medical aid cover you might not know you have

    Few medical scheme members realise that they have access to certain minimum health services, regardless of the benefit option they have selected. The Medical Schemes Act No. 131 of 1998 and associated regulations were promulgated with the intention to provide people with continuous care to improve their health and well-being and to make healthcare more […]

    Read More
  • Skin cancer awareness

    South Africa has the second highest incidence of skin cancer in the world and one of the highest incidences of melanoma worldwide. January is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the Independent Community Pharmacy Association (ICPA) is urging South Africans to be sun smart – not just during this month, but throughout the year as everyone […]

    Read More
  • Holiday medical essentials

    The holidays are here, and many people are preparing to go away for the festive season.  Whether you going overseas or just going camping locally, are you medically prepared for your trip? The Independent Community Pharmacy Association (ICPA) recommends that all travellers include a basic travel medical kit when packing. This kit should include the […]

    Read More
  • Pharmacies support HIV self-testing

    World AIDS Day is commemorated each year on the 1st of December and is an opportunity for every community to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV and remember those who have passed away. The 2017 theme is “It is my right to know my status. Prevention is my […]

    Read More
  • Diabetes Awareness Month – assess your risk and get tested at your local community pharmacy

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month and the 14th is World Diabetes Day.  Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects nearly four million South Africans (source Diabetes SA), many of whom are unaware of their condition. According to the World Health Organisation, nearly 350 million people worldwide have diabetes, and the United Nations health agency estimates […]

    Read More
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