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Why Covid likely won’t change the plight of community health workers

In the absence of action from the health department, South Africa’s community health workers are once again having to fight for their rights, with a nationwide strike planned from 9 November.

Spain did it, so why can’t South Africa nationalise healthcare to save lives?

South Africa is working towards establishing a publicly-funded universal health service and now, amid the coronavirus pandemic, is the time to implement it

The coronavirus and Africa: Exposing our vulnerabilities and inequalities

Africa is no stranger to dealing with epidemics. A regional body has been established to co-ordinate responses, but fault lines are evident at a national level

The NHI could provide a dose of social justice for South Africa

But to do so, it will have to provide genuine universal access to marginalised communities, including refugees and migrants

Nxamalala contracts the Shaiks

There is no name yet for Jacob Zuma’s medical condition, but he obviously doubts the NHI can cure it

Let’s go back to the NDP

To improve the South African economy, we need to institute practical measures to effect change

NHI: How you can take back your power

Public comment on the NHI has closed, but there are other ways you can add your voice

South Africa can easily afford the NHI

​Countries with much lower per capita GDP have successfully implemented universal healthcare

​Three key components of the NHI Bill that need to change

Have a say in the future health system of South Africa

Forgotten people of Platfontein

Public consultations for the country’s new health Bill show how language barriers can keep healthcare away from those who need it

Collusion in private hospitals

A report has criticised the sector but experts warn that the status quo will likely remain

The benefits of co-ordinating healthcare

Daspoort Clinic's community health workers are setting new standards in the chain of patient care

The NHI Bill is ‘not doom and gloom’

In a panel discussion hosted by the M&G, experts broke down what the NHI will practically mean for consumers

‘It’s a godsend’: the healthcare scheme bringing hope to India’s sick

In a country where treatment can cost two years’ wages, a new project could mean free medical care for 500 million people.

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