Civil Society: Health Department circular a human rights violation

Civil Society: Health Department circular a human rights violation

Johannesburg, 5 March 2019: The Gauteng Department of Health issued Circular Letter 5 of 2019, dated 20 February 2019 (“Circular”) in which it sought to limit access to health care…

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Letter to Professor Lukhele regarding Circular 5 pf 2019

Letter to Professor Lukhele regarding Circular 5 pf 2019

The Gauteng Department of Health issued a circular limiting the rights of non-South AFrican citizens to access health care. SECTION27 drafted a letter outlining the framework of legislation which the…

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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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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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EMS in the Eastern Cape

EMS in the Eastern Cape

Mothers giving birth at home; babies developing disabilities due to difficult unsupervised births; diabetics unable to reach treatment; old women crossing rivers and spending most of their pensions to get…

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