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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

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.

READ: The Presidential Health Summit report

Find out which issues have been prioritised after the Presidential Health Summit.

Watch: Motsoaledi launches Health Summit report on the future of NHI

Today, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi will report on the outcomes of the Presidential Health Summit held in October last year.

Sona 2019: Ramaphosa’s renewed urgency welcomed

But critical detail is still needed when it comes to plans to address the country’s economic challenges, starting with Eskom

Estranged bedfellows: Why the private sector remains wary of universal healthcare

Globally, one in four private healthcare groups surveyed won’t work with governments.

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Judicial Conduct Committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for his remarks about SA Israel relations

The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

Ithala fails to act against board chairperson over PPE scandal

Morar asked to settle with the state and pay back the profit he made on an irregular tender

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