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Mediclinic News : NHI WILL BE HEALTHY FOR SA’S ECONOMY

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NHI WILL BE HEALTHY FOR SA’S ECONOMY

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2019-09-06

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BUSINESS DAY When Nelson Mandela walked free from prison and defeated the evils of apartheid, he knew he had to restore SA to health. The years of oppression, division and ostracism had wounded the nation’s moral, political, economic and physical state of well-being. Twenty-five years ago SA’s health system was structured according to the same discriminatory principles as all other aspects of public life, with the privileged white minority enjoying the bulk of resources and the black majority left fending for scraps from the table. SA today is a transformed and vibrant country, but the wounds of apartheid take a long time to heal. Inequality and inefficiency still scar the health service and blight the life chances of the poor and most vulnerable. Harlem Brundtland is a former president of Norway and director-general of the World Health Organisation, and Lagos a former president of Chile. They are both members of The Elders, the group of independent global leaders founded by Mandela.
Created at 2019/09/20 02:37 PM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2019/09/20 02:37 PM by Mediclinic