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Youth demand condoms and sanitary pads

July 20, 2016
AIDS 2016  

Young people hijacked Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s address to the AIDS2016 plenary this morning, demanding that he accept a declaration advocating for condoms and sanitary pads in schools.

White Paper fuzzy on how to get private doctors’ buy-in

December 14, 2015
National Health Insurance (NHI)  

We’ve finally been given government’s blue-print for how it plans to marry the private and public health sectors – the NHI White Paper. But many areas are fuzzy, particularly how it will persuade private doctors to work in a system that is likely to mean more work and less pay.

NHI White Paper out today

December 11, 2015
National Health Insurance (NHI)  

Government’s plan to set up a massive national medical aid with compulsory contributions from all working South Africans, is becoming a reality.

Unbundling the monster

November 9, 2015
Health Management   News  

Dyfunction. Maladministration. Incoherence – a damning ministerial task team report on the Health Professions Council of SA signals the end of an era where the top officials could do as they pleased. But will change come fast enough for foreign doctors who are twisting in the wind? 

Bloated bureaucracy at HPCSA needs emergency surgery

September 21, 2015
Health Management  

The HPCSA is notorious for its inefficiency, but the Health Minister finally has an opportunity to reform this Byzantine monster

HPCSA shake-up imminent as inquiry report handed to Minister

September 10, 2015
Health Management  

A shake-up at the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) is imminent, following a high-level inquiry into the troubled body.

Complexity of change slows NHI White Paper

‘Soon, soon’ – the complexity of radically transforming the health system underlies the snail’s pace of the National Health Insurance (NHI) White Paper’s development, but a lot is happening to improve the quality of public health in preparation for one universal health system. Kerry Cullinan reports for Health-e News.