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Urban-rural inequalities will hamper a successful NHI

April 10, 2019
News  

Rural areas bear the brunt of healthcare worker shortages and this inequality needs to be solved, before any form of National Health Insurance (NHI) is possible.

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.

Weak economy compromises health service delivery – SAHR

August 24, 2017
Health Management  

While state-owned enterprises get frequent billion rand bail-outs and state corruption may have cost R100-billion, the public health sector is under massive pressure to cut costs – and this is threatening healthcare.

Role-players don’t see eye-to-eye on the NHI

July 10, 2017
News  

Even among those who support the implementation of universal health coverage in the form of a National Health Insurance (NHI) there is disagreement on what the shift will mean especially for private medical schemes, writes AMY GREEN for HEALTH-E NEWS.

NHI white paper gazetted today

June 30, 2017
News  

The National Health Insurance (NHI) white paper will finally be gazetted on Friday after being approved by Cabinet last week.

Grim findings after health facilities inspections

April 18, 2017
News  

An inspection report of over 600 public health facilities makes grim reading – both because many facilities have deep-rooted problems and because the report is riddled with mistakes

NHI: more pragmatism and less ideology

As South Africa grapples with how to implement “universal health service” via the National Health Insurance, a specialist advises more pragmatism and less ideology.