Civil Society voice concern over Health Ombud’s treatment of whistle-blower

Civil Society voice concern over Health Ombud’s treatment of whistle-blower

We are concerned that the findings against Dr Sukeri and the focus on those findings in the Ombud’s report and presentation thereof will significantly hinder other health care professionals from coming forward to speak out about their concerns…

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Silence over ambulance ‘strike’ in Eastern Cape

Silence over ambulance ‘strike’ in Eastern Cape

ECHCAC calls on the provincial and national health departments to urgently intervene before any more lives are lost. The Coalition urges the departments to act swiftly to avoid the situation degenerating to the state which occurred in the North

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Philani Clinic: A timeline of failure

Philani Clinic: A timeline of failure

A few meters from the entrance to Philani Clinic in Queenstown, opposite the gate, is a black-walled tavern. On weekdays, it’s as quiet as a church; but on weekends, music bursts out of its dark interior, cars line the street and patrons dance between them, holding beer cans and bottles.  The gates of the clinic are not

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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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Update on the Eastern Cape health crisis: ECHCAC newsletter Volume 2

The Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition (ECHCAC) has released the second volume of their newsletter with updates on the state on healthcare in the province. It is titled Response to…

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The Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition (ECHAC) analysis of the ECDoH’s Eastern Cape Health Systems Intervention document

Read the Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition’s analysis of the ‘Eastern Cape Health Systems Intervention’ which is being presented this morning to the Portfolio Committee on Health in Parliament…

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SECTION27 PRESS RELEASE IN RESPONSE TO THE MINISTER OF HEALTH’S BRIEFING TO PARLIAMENT TODAY RE: THE EASTERN CAPE HEALTH CRISIS

CAPE TOWN – National health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and newly appointed Head of the Eastern Cape health department Dr Thobile Mbengashe today addressed the Portfolio Committee on Health regarding…

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ECHCAC press statement: Request for a meeting with Premier, Provincial Government and the ANC following non-response from MEC Sicelo Gqobana

EASTERN CAPE HEALTH CRISIS ACTION COALITION 15 October 2013 ECHCAC press statement: Request for a meeting with Premier, Provincial Government and the ANC following non-response from MEC Sicelo Gqobana EAST…

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ECHCAC Press Statement: Deadline looms for Eastern Cape Health MEC Sicelo Gqobana

EASTERN CAPE HEALTH CRISIS ACTION COALITION Press conference: Deadline looms for Eastern Cape Health MEC Sicelo Gqobana On September 13 2013 the Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition (ECHCAC) handed…

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