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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…

“SA needs more doctors” Netcare tells HMI

Netcare Hospital Group Melanie Da Costa, the Director of Strategy and Health Policy at Netcare Limited led the oral submission to the Panel.  Netcare has 57 hospitals across Lesotho and South Africa and holds a 54% stake in BMI Healthcare…

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…