Friday 19 April

 

Monday:

Field Researcher Sifiso Nkala is on the road again, heading to various TAC branches within Msukaligwa district, to conduct branch audits and prepare members of the various branches for the upcoming TAC congress. The visits will also seek to strengthen TAC branches by clarifying the responsibilities of people in leadership positions.  This trip will last throughout the week.

Attorney Sasha Stevenson is attending a week long course at the O’Neill Institute at Georgetown University designed to foster specialist-level knowledge in litigating health-related rights at the national, regional, and international levels among health rights litigators from around the world. Sasha received a Heather Adams Disability Rights Scholarship that allows her to attend the course, on the basis of our work on the Life Esidimeni matter.

Wednesday:

The High Level Panel on the Assessment of Key Legislation will host a workshop on National Health Insurance policy with key stakeholders. The panel brings together civil society leaders, academics and business representatives will discuss among other issues the impact of the NHI on poverty reduction, employment and foreign direct investment. The workshop takes place on Wednesday 28 June 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00.

Executive Director Mark Heywood is attending a Ministerial Retreat on conceiving and financing actionable priorities for the advancement of Universal Health Coverage. The retreat takes place over four days at Thanda Safari Game Reserve. The retreat is hosted by Prof Nana Poku, who is the Executive Director and Research Chair Health Economics UKZN, Health Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division (HEARD) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Friday:

SECTION27 and other organisations working on education related matters are gearing up to join Basic Education For All (BEFA) as they get ready for their elective conference which takes place from 30 June to 2 July in Polokwane. For more details please contact Charles Malebana on 079 2267862

 

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