• Jeffrey Wing University of the Witwatersrand


Greetings and welcome to the first edition of JEMDSA in 2019. Summer has certainly been a scorching experience. Likewise, the global political and economic weather has offered much discomfort with high temperatures recorded. Will this inclemency spill over into our environment of healthcare delivery as we grapple with the initial implementation of universal health care in South Africa? Past editorials have alluded to words such as “transformation, disruptive and meaningful” as we identified the gender inequality in academic endocrinology (a universal challenge of too many Adams and not enough Eves), offered data that may have changed our understanding of diseases (as relevant to Africa and the developing world) and strived to offer the best advice that would impact (hopefully favourably) on patient outcomes and good management (rather than mismanagement).