Friday 19 April

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 plans to address the crisis in the province. Committee chair Mr Bevan Goqwana acknowledged that the briefing had been called Continue Reading

Local government must be fixed for services to be delivered

In the last week there has been much controversy regarding a report on municipal audit outcomes, with particular focus having been placed on allegations in the press that the report was returned to the National Treasury for it to be “repackaged” and not released in the run-up to the local government elections on 18 May 2011. This has been strongly denied by government. Whatever the truth, SECTION27 takes the view that this largely distracting sideshow has masked the real underlying issues.

Rural Health in Focus: Making expenditure control, equity and efficiency work for Rural Health

This is the first issue of Rural Health in Focus, which aims to draw systematic attention to the successes and challenges of rural health in order to improve national health outcomes. This issue focuses specifically on rural health financing, efficiency and equity. To fully appreciate the support rural health care needs in order to meet national goals, we invite the President, the Minister and Deputy Minister of Finance, the Minister and Deputy Minister of Health, as well as the other Finance MinMec and Members of the National Health Council to shadow a rural doctor for a full day.

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