South African Family Practice (SAFP) is the official journal of the South African Academy of Family Physicians, and is a peer-reviewed scientific journal, which strives to provide primary care physicians and researchers with a broad range of scholarly work in the disciplines of Family Medicine, Primary Health Care, Rural Medicine, District Health and other related fields. SAFP publishes original research, clinical reviews, and pertinent commentary that advance the knowledge base of these disciplines. The content of SAFP is designed to reflect and support further development of the broad basis of these disciplines through original research and critical review of evidence in important clinical areas; as well as to provide practitioners with continuing professional development material. SAFP adheres to the international acceptable editorial standards, as published by The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

Novartis urges patients to play a role in safer medical treatment

NOVARTIS URGES PATIENTS TO PLAY A ROLE IN SAFER MEDICAL TREATMENT Marking World Patient Safety Day, Novartis calls on patients be proactive about communication and adverse event reporting Novartis South Africa has urged South Africans to become more involved in...

Award-winning DOC-U-MENTALLY film now available on DVD

AWARD-WINNING DOC-U-MENTALLY FILM NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD Doc-U-Mentally – an award-winning film about the extreme pressures junior doctors face in South Africa is now available on DVD for R200. The documentary that was produced and directed by Francois Wahl, follows the...

EthiQal 1st Birthday

A new take on medical professional indemnity (PI) protection for doctors is turning the traditional, controversial indemnity insurance model on its head.

HIV prevention possible for those at high risk: men who have sex with men and transgender people

Right to Care, with the support of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria is rolling out Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) at three sites in Gauteng and one in the Western Cape, targeting those at high risk for HIV exposure particularly men who have sex with men and transgender people.

Eye strain the new affliction of the digital generation

While digital device usage is soaring, global awareness of digital eye strain is low, according to a new international survey carried out by Novartis among 6,000 people.