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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National Budget for Health: Cuts to budget for non-communicable diseases of serious concern

National Budget for Health: Cuts to budget for non-communicable diseases of serious concern

South Africa’s health care system remains under significant strain. The quadruple burden of disease (consisting of HIV and TB, non-communicable diseases, violence and injuries and maternal, newborn and child health)…

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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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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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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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Making Budgets Public – 2013/2014 National Health Insurance Business Plans

The National Department of Health published the National Health Insurance (NHI) business plans for the NHI pilot districts for the 2012/13 financial year. However, to date, the National Department of…

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TAC Advocacy in Action: Village Clinic past, present and future

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), supported by SECTION27, RHAP and MSF have been involved in a campaign to ensure that villagers in Lusikisiki, Eastern Cape get a clinic which ensures…

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SECTION27 AND TAC WELCOME THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF A MARKET INQUIRY INTO PRIVATE HEALTHCARE

SECTION27 and TAC welcome the announcement by Minister Ebrahim Patel that the Competition Commission will launch a market inquiry into the private healthcare sector in September 2013.

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