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Urban-rural inequalities will hamper a successful NHI

April 10, 2019

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

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.

First doctor to prescribe ARVs forced to leave SA

June 27, 2018
Human Resources  

A seven-year battle with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has left legendary French HIV expert Dr Francoise Louis with no choice but to leave the country.

Swift action planned for SA’s health crisis

June 6, 2018

As South Africa’s health sector teeters on the verge of collapse, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is going to push for changes in the law that will allow the National Department of Health (NDoH) to intervene in provinces.

Minister says no ban on doctors’ appointments

January 24, 2017
News   OurHealth  

The Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, has poured cold water on reports that government is failing to place doctors and pharmacists in the public service.

Two-year waiting list for operations

People needing operations are being turned away on their operation dates due to the long waiting list for operations performed at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto.