MSH: Who we are

Medical Specialist Holdings (MSH) is a South African-based company offering oncology-related clinical, administrative, infrastructure, operational and strategic business management services to oncology practices across Africa.

As the holding company for ISIMO Health and Equra Health, MSH and its partner companies will champion the shift from fee-for-service to value-based health care to improve the patient experience, resulting in a healthier population and a reduction in the per capita cost of healthcare.

This kind of shift has been shown elsewhere in the world to deliver benefits to all stakeholders and, more importantly, to patients. MSH aims to assist in ensuring oncology in Africa is a frontrunner in the field of innovative and cost-effective value-based treatment practices.


ISIMO Health is a doctor-driven healthcare organisation with the goal of advancing and improving patient care in Africa by utilising unique and progressive treatment models.

ISIMO strives to deliver affordable, quality care by aligning and empowering all parties in the health care continuum – from funders and doctors, to most importantly, patients – by being transparent and collaborative. The ISIMO system is tailor-made to plug into existing medical scheme administration processes, enabling simpler and smoother treatment delivery and payment decisions that maximise available resources. It is about ensuring that each patient gets the right care, at the right time and at the right price.

The ISIMO model was pioneered by the Independent Clinical Oncology Network (ICON).


The Independent Clinical Oncology Network (ICON) is a network of oncology specialists committed to broadening access to quality cancer care across South Africa.

Driven to deliver affordable cancer treatment options, ICON puts patients first and delivers cost-effective care without compromising on quality. It uses a research-driven model based on standardised protocols that reduce waste and ensure the most appropriate, high quality care for patients.

ICON represents over 80% of private oncologists in South Africa and most major medical schemes are contracted with the network. ICON also has a national footprint and accredits chemotherapy and radiation therapy facilities across South Africa.


EQURA HEALTH is a leading provider of radiation therapy services in South Africa. With 28 radiation therapy centres across the country, it strives to afford access to radiation therapy facilities to a greater number of South Africans.
The company specialises in the designing, building, staffing, training and managing comprehensive oncology radiation therapy centres in South Africa.
Equra Health is the largest private employer of medical physicists and radiation therapists in the country, offering an excellent network of oncology facilities that share best practice to continually improve treatment techniques, safety and quality of its services.

Aligned to an advanced equipment maintenance strategy, Equra Health invests heavily in world-class radiation therapy technology and its treatment facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art linear accelerators and data management systems which offer the latest treatment techniques – such as IGRT, IMRT, VMAT and SRT – enabling treatment that ensures extreme targeting precision.

Equra Health is an accredited and endorsed partner of the Independent Clinical Oncology Network [ICON].

Affiliated companies

MSH is the holding company for Equra Health and ISIMO Health. The Independent Clinical Oncology Network (ICON) is a network of oncology specialists across South Africa.