This app contains the Standard Treatment Guidelines and Essential Medicines List for 2015, of the National Department of Health of South Africa. It includes a searchable list of the latest guidelines, decision-support tools and a directory service. A medication stock-out reporting feature is also included. Content updates will follow. This app is aimed at doctors,nurses and pharmacists working in the primary care setting of the South African public sector health service.

What’s New

Version 4.1

- Report Adverse Drug Reaction form added
- Improved ICD-10 Coding calculator

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
42 Ratings
42 Ratings
CandiceWood ,

A leap forward for SA Health Care

The development of this app initiative (as well as the similar apps for as HIV and TB) is invaluable in any setting. Having the correct, updated guidelines available at your fingertips has never been entirely possible in all healthcare settings across SA. ALL health care workers, and students, can quickly confirm their doubts or learn from this app. The resulting benefit of treating our communities, with the latest evidence based practices cannot be ignored despite whatever problems there may be with the app itself. I believe this is just the beginning, and that with time and reviews etc the app will work for all. There may be negatives to note in practical use - such as the cost of data for health care workers, or seeing patients and taking out your phone instead of a book, but they are nothing near to the list of positives that outweigh this initiative - because those books (if you could get your hands on one) were not very often the latest editions. I am so excited about developments to come in this initiative. I am certain that this is just the start to the revolution our state health care system needs in providing better health care to our country, in spite of the MANY barriers the entire health system poses to delivery of better service and care.
This is a massive positive for SA Health Care. Thank you, enkosi and dankie!

H&M Monkey ,

Poor stability with updates

I’m uncertain whether this is only with the iOS versions of the app only but with each update the app crashes whenever clicking on a particular diseases/disorder. I would for example search “epilepsy” and when I try to click on the hospital level guidelines it crashes and closes the app. This isn’t the first, the same happens when searching for HIV guidelines. Very unreliable in clinical setting.

GetDownAdam ,

Unstable and unusable

When this works, it's a great resource. Sadly there's a little bug now where once you tap on an item you're searching for, the screen goes blank and the app disappears. I can't deal with that kind of waste of time. Although it's not local, Medscape is the perfect substitute for this buggy app.


60.8 MB
Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
© Open Medicine Project 2015


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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