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Breaking News

Healthcare stocks slide

Moneyweb reported on 24 May that shares of listed hospital groups plummeted by up to 35% in April after reports surfaced that President Cyril Ramaphosa was poised to sign the contentious NHI Act into law.

Experts unite to fight superbugs

An estimated 7.7m people die from bacterial infections, with 4.95m of these deaths linked to antibiotic-resistant pathogens, reported Business Day (24 May 2024).

Constitutional Court may not be best route for NHI challenge

“The Constitution does not and should not prevent the democratically elected government from passing laws merely because an economically powerful minority opposes it, writes Pierre de Vos in his Constitutionally Speaking blog, arguing that proposed court action against the NHI Bill may present more hurdles than expected.” – MedicalBrief (22 May 2024) He writes:

Breast cancer makes up almost 25% of Liberty’s cancer claims

President Cyril Ramaphosa recently signed the NHI Bill into law. The question is whether this will bring South Africa closer towards Universal Health Coverage. Professor Susan Cleary argues that the NHI is a wide ranging reform with both positive and controversial aspects. The key will be to find a middle ground in order to continue on the journey to UHC.


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