The Market Inquiry into the Private Health Care Sector is an investigation conducted by South Africa’s Competition Commission because of concerns of high prices in private health care and the general state of competition in this sector. Click here to read more on the Market Inquiry.

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RHAP Submission to the Health Market Inquiry

Our submission will focus primarily on how the absence of clear regulation and controls on the distribution and rationing of healthcare services in private sector sustains and could potentially exacerbates inequity in access to healthcare. We start by highlighting the virtual absence of private sector provision, particularly hospital and specialised care, in rural settings. Rural Health Advocacy…

SA HIV Clinicians Society submission to the Health Market Inquiry

The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society is a non-profit membership organisation of over 3 000 health care workers with an interest in HIV in South Africa and the Southern African region. The Society’s mission is to promote evidence-based, quality HIV…

SAFMH Submission to the Health Market Inquiry

For the most part, mental health is a neglected health issue and often, because of the nature of the condition, leaves patients who suffer from mental health problems in need of protection. The SA Federation for Mental Health is a…

Putting patients at the heart of private healthcare

SECTION27 has produced a patient handbook that details our experiences of the private healthcare system.  In this publication, we aim to give voice to often marginalised voices of patients who struggle to access their constitutional right to healthcare. SECTION27 Patient…

SADAG Oral Submission to the Health Market Inquiry

Mental Illnesses are not considered a serious as other physical conditions The list as stipulated on the 27 Chronic Disorder List and the 270 Diagnostic and Treatment Pairs shows that mental illnesses are marginalised in terms of treatment, medication, hospitalisation…