‘No need to wait for NHI to fix health’ 

21 Jun 2022


“There has been real stagnation of health reform efforts while we wait for the NHI Bill, but there are things that can be done now,” says Sasha Stevenson, Section27 head of health. (Business Day 21 June 2022)

According to a report from lobby group Section 27 and Concentric Alliance government does not need to wait for National Health Insurance (NHI) to take steps to improve healthcare. Despite the highly polarised public debate on NHI, the researchers found many areas of consensus among participants.

“The report drew on interviews with 33 participants from a wide range of sectors, including national and provincial government departments, private hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry, medical schemes, trade unions, healthcare workers, academia and the media.”

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