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HMI talks PMB’s, price, regulation

The Health Market Inquiry heard today (23 February 2016) from health care professionals in the ongoing public hearings held by the Inquiry’s esteemed Panel headed by former Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo. Dr King, a cardiologist at Sunninghill Hospital, started the…

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…

Make private healthcare more accessible

SECTION27’s submission to the Health Market Inquiry In its submission to the Health Market Inquiry into the private healthcare sector, SECTION27 discusses the importance of an evidence-based analysis of the merits of price regulation within in the health care sector….

Patient voices to be heard

Patient voices to finally be heard in the Health Market Inquiry In the early hours of 4 May 2011, Phindile Mlotshwa was startled awake because she couldn’t breathe. She didn’t make it to work that day because she had difficulty drawing…

Long walk to health care

In March 2015, the South African Human Rights Commission held a hearing on Emergency Medical Services in the Eastern Cape. The Commission’s interest in Eastern Cape emergency medical services emerged from a complaint submitted to the Commission by the community…