Open letter to Dr Zweli Mkhize and Mr Tito Mboweni

Open letter to Dr Zweli Mkhize and Mr Tito Mboweni

Dear Dr Zweli Mkhize and Mr Tito Mboweni, As civil society organisations, SECTION27 and the Institute for Economic Justice congratulate you on your appointment to the portfolios of Minister of…

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SECTION27, TAC launch new treatment access history

SECTION27, TAC launch new treatment access history

On the 26th of July at the International AIDS conference, hosted in the Netherlands, SECTION27 and the Treatment action campaign (TAC)  launched a new publication documenting the history of the access to medicines movement in South Africa.

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New IP consultative framework for SA: three years’ delay is three too many

Cabinet recently approved a new Intellectual Property (IP) Consultative Framework for South Africa. This follows a Draft National IP Policy published for comment in 2013 – on which we and…

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Working collectively makes civil society stronger

Working collectively makes civil society stronger

The National Health Assembly, held at the University of the Western Cape from 24 – 26 June brought together organisations and individuals from all provinces in South Africa and beyond.…

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Emergency Medical Services – ECHCAC analysis of ECDoH response to Commission

Emergency Medical Services – ECHCAC analysis of ECDoH response to Commission

On 14 June 2016, the Eastern Cape Health Action Crisis Coalition wrote to the South African Human Rights Commission in relation to the Eastern Cape Department of Health Response to the…

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"SA needs more doctors" Netcare tells HMI

"SA needs more doctors" Netcare tells HMI

Netcare agreed that the HPCSA is dysfunctional and the issue is particularly concerning because the country has a shortage of health professionals.  Netcare emphasised the limitations on private bodies to train professionals proposing that the inadequacy in training capacity indicates a need for private medical training.

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HMI panel grills HPCSA

HMI panel grills HPCSA

Health Professions Council of South Africa The last day of the second week of public hearings for the Health Market Inquiry began with submissions and extensive questioning of the Health…

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