TAC and SECTION27 welcome Health Market Inquiry Final Report

TAC and SECTION27 welcome Health Market Inquiry Final Report

Johannesburg, 30 September 2019 - SECTION27 and the Treatment Action Campaign welcome the publishing of the final report of the Competition Commission’s Health Market Inquiry (HMI). This has been an…

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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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Stop the Rush: Civil Society Organisations call for proper consideration of public comments on NHI Bill

Stop the Rush: Civil Society Organisations call for proper consideration of public comments on NHI Bill

What started as a marathon has turned into a sprint. After over a decade of policy documents, each iteration being further denuded of detail and meaning, and with little apparent…

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SECTION27 Submission on the Health Market Inquiry’s Provisional Report

SECTION27 Submission on the Health Market Inquiry’s Provisional Report

As an organisation that acts in the public interest, we are concerned about equitable access to health care services in the private sector, particularly, pricing and the drivers of the…

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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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7 June 2016 SECTION27 Submission on the NHI White Paper

SECTION27 welcomes the release of the White Paper on National Health Insurance (White Paper) for public comment. As an organisation that is committed to the realisation of the right of everyone to have access to health care services including reproductive healthcare and the right not to be refused emergency medical treatment as entrenched in section 27 of the Constitution, we support universal health coverage. We thank the National Department of Health (the Department) for inviting comments to the White Paper. We are in agreement with the White Paper’s recognition that “Prior to the 1994 democratic breakthrough, South Africa had a fragmented  health system designed along racial lines. One system was highly resourced and benefited the white minority. The other was systematicallyunder-­resourced and was for the black majority”. SECTION27 notes that the remnants of that racist and inequitable system still linger in post apartheid South Africa and see health system reform as vital to the broader vision of equality. We have, therefore, always been committed to working with the Department in the development of a policy that aims to realise the right of everyone to have access to healthcare services and that gives credence to equality, dignity and fundamental human rights. 7 June 2016 SECTION27 Submission on the NHI White Paper

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