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National Health Insurance

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The National Health Insurance (NHI), for which membership will be compulsory, is a funding scheme that aims to address healthcare inequity in South Africa. The scheme will do this by creating a fund that the government will use to buy healthcare services at set fees from accredited public and private health providers. The NHI has not yet been legislated — the health department is hoping to have the NHI Bill approved by parliament by the end of 2022.

[WATCH] Will the NHI be accountable?


Watch as the health department and South African Medical Research Council bring policymakers, researchers and scientists together to talk about the nuts and bolts of implementing the National Health Insurance, including financing and accountability.

Session 6 (parallel): From the “what” to the “how” — a learning health system for implementation

Session 4: Social accountability for universal health coverage (UHC)

Session 3: People at the frontline of UHC

Session 2 debate: Health financing — critical considerations for public and private sector reform

  • Don’t forget to follow @Bhekisisa_MG on Twitter for live updates from the two-day meeting.

Session 2 presentations:

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