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The Johannesburg Declaration

A civil society declaration on the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines March 17 2016 The UN system – and governments and people around the world – are poised on the threshold of a historic opportunity to redress…

Media Statement – Life Esidimeni: The work continues

Media Statement – Life Esidimeni: The work continues 16 March 2016, Johannesburg – We are disappointed that our urgent application to stop the Gauteng Department of Health from moving 54 mental health users at Life Esidimeni to Takalani Home – pending…

HMI quizzes Life and Mediclinic on price and quality

On 10 March 2016, the Health Market Inquiry Panel heard submissions from Mediclinic and Life Healthcare, two of three large private hospital groups that make up the significant majority of the private hospital market in South Africa. The third hospital…

Anguished mothers share frustrations with HMI panel

The day began with two mothers and their children presenting to the Health Inquiry Panel about the challenges that they had in accessing healthcare services for their children. Both Kyle Drescher (19) and Jessica McCarthy (24) gave moving testimony about…

CMS delays prejudice patients, HMI panel discovers

The Acting Registrar, Dan Lechutjo led the CMS team in the oral submissions to the Panel. He was supported by Paresh Prema, General Manager of Benefits, Anton de Villiers, General Manager of Research and Monitoring and Nondumiso Khumalo Senior Researcher…