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Gates Foundation to invest R1.2b to close data gap

May 18, 2016
Health Funding   Women's Health  

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will invest about R1.2 billion in the next three years to enable countries to count women and girls, and generate crucial data on hundreds of thousands of women around the world.

Regulate private health prices, inquiry told

February 18, 2016
Health Funding  

The long-awaited Competition Commission inquiry into private healthcare kicked off this week with an appeal for prices to be regulated

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Health Department denies allegations of frozen posts

February 9, 2016
Health Funding   Health Management  

The National Department of Health has denied allegations that provincial health departments may be ‘freezing posts’ amid tight budgets.

The Big Chill: Health post freeze threatens services

February 1, 2016
Health Funding   Health Management   News  

Facing a R9-billion shortfall just to meet salary demands, provincial health departments are freezing posts. Whether couched openly in memos or hidden between the lines of spiralling bureaucracy, staff freezes may be South Africa’s most significant threat to healthcare.

Report: Causes, implications and possible responses to staffing moratoria

February 1, 2016
Health Funding   Health Management   Reports   Rural Health  

The working paper by the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) outlines the causes and implications of alleged hiring freezes in seven provinces nationwide.

Unregulated old age homes may be on the rise

With only eight government-run old age homes nationwide, unregulated facilities may be preying on the elderly alongside loan sharks and even pensioners’ own families, according to a new South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) report.

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Speech: Western Cape Health Provincial Budget Vote 2015/16

April 20, 2015
Health Funding   Reports  

In her first speech as MEC for Health Nomafrench Mbombo outlines the Western Cape’s health budget and goals for the 2015/16 financial year.