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Mediclinic News : MINISTERS FOCUS SHOULD BE ON BUILDING THE PUBLIC HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Title

MINISTERS FOCUS SHOULD BE ON BUILDING THE PUBLIC HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Date

2019-10-09

Link

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-10-09-focus-should-be-on-building-the-public-healthcare-system/

News Description

DAILY MAVERICK As a strategic purchaser the National Health Insurance should be expressly pro-public sector and strategically focus on building capacity in under-resourced areas such as clinics and hospitals in poorer urban communities and in rural facilities. When engaging in the discussion around the National Health Insurance (NHI), it is important to state, by way of introduction, a few key points: First, that South Africa has inherited deep social and economic inequalities and as a result is in the grips of four major and concurrent epidemics: infectious disease; maternal and child morbidity and mortality; trauma and violence, and a growing epidemic of non-communicable diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and cancer.
Created at 2019/10/14 10:16 AM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2019/10/14 10:16 AM by Mediclinic