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SECTION27 on the CoN judgment

On 27 January 2015, the Constitutional Court handed down a decision related to certificates of need, bringing to an end the controversy over the President’s proclamation of the relevant sections of the National Health Act. The certificate of need provisions…

NCDoE FAILS TO DELIVER

BROKEN PROMISES: NORTHERN CAPE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FAILS TO DELIVER ON ITS PLAN FOR LEARNERS OF ASBESTOS-POLLUTED SCHOOL   One of the half mobile classrooms delivered with broken windows to Ga Mopedi Primary School for use by learners and educators…

INDIA REJECTS HEP C PATENT

JOHANNESBURG, Tuesday 20th January: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and SECTION27 applaud India’s decision to reject a patent application on sofosbuvir, an important new treatment for Hepatitis C. Last Wednesday’s decision paves the way for increased…

SECTION27 Health Inquiry submission

SECTION27 made a written submission to the Panel of the market inquiry into the private health sector on 30 October 2014. SECTION27’s submission draws attention to the inequities within what is supposed to be a single, unified health system, the inadequate and…