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SA’s HIV score: ‘A’ for meds, ‘F’ for condoms

January 31, 2019
News  

While South Africa has increased HIV spending at district level with stellar results, access to condoms has plummeted, according to the latest District Health Barometer (DHB).

Sick building, sick health department

December 13, 2018
News  

For the past eight months, the national Department of Health has been unable address poor conditions at its head office, Civitas, in part because of a breakdown in relations between the Minister and the Director General.

Health staff shortages make NHI a ‘pipe dream’

December 12, 2018
News  

Universal health coverage (UHC) or National Health Insurance (NHI) will remain a “pipe dream” if human resources for health, especially in rural areas, aren’t urgently addressed.

Cabinet to decide on NHI Bill in January

December 6, 2018
News  

Cabinet will convene a special meeting in January to discuss the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, according to government sources.

Health Ministry attacks NHI critics

November 28, 2018
News  

The Health Ministry has condemned those who have criticised the speed at which the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill is being processed, claiming they want to “delegitimising” the process.

Findings of private health inquiry to be dumped?

September 10, 2018
News  

There is a risk that the Health Market Inquiry’s recommendations on the private health sector will be disregarded by government as they do not align with the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, warn health activists. But are the two mutually exclusive? And what are the government’s plans? HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green finds out.

Discovery: NHI system is ‘pragmatic and workable’

August 13, 2018
National Health Insurance  

Discovery Health believes that the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill confirms that medical schemes will continue to exist alongside the NHI system