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Governments will have to snuggle up to private healthcare companies to plug the $300-billion gap they need for universal health coverage.

Estranged bedfellows: Why the private sector remains wary of universal healthcare

Globally, one in four private healthcare groups surveyed won’t work with governments.
The two-day Presidential Health Summit covered everything from challenges to funding a National Health Insurance to the need to re-think doctor training and end cadre deployment.

SIU hones in on healthcare sector: ‘Prosecutions have to follow’

After two days of deliberations on the National Health Insurance, delegates are expected to summarise findings and present the way forward.
Find out what Deputy President David Mabuza said in his keynote at the Presidential Health Summit.

Mabuza: ‘The NHI must not negate private health schemes for those who desire them’

Read what Deputy President David Mabuza had to say about primary health care and the NHI in his Presidential Health Summit speech.
Find out what women go through in India and the United States to access abortion and contraception.

Tales from Trumpland: Health workers will be forced to bury aborted fetal tissue

In the war on women's bodies, the casualties stretch far beyond US' 50 states.
Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi expects legal push back as the country implements the second phase of universal health coverage.

Health department expects to be sued over proposed NHI changes

‘I can’t mention who are the parties I am expecting litigation from but I can assure I know who they are.'
Nation of the hour: South Africa took on the United States when it went for the mat for affordable medicine access in the world's first UN declaration on TB.

[EXCLUSIVE] Motsoaledi: ‘I can’t prevent health crises because my hands are tied’

“Whenever there is a crisis, I’m called in to solve them, but I don’t have the legal mechanism to prevent them,” says minister.
IVF at private clinics can cost tens of thousands of rands. A South African doctor is just one of many people around the world pioneering new ways to make the procedure cheaper.

Should government health schemes pay for infertility treatment?

"Women are blamed for infertility when, in fact, as we know from research, it is quite often on the man’s side.”
The new president loves a good walk but will he put his money where his mouth is to pay up for better health for all?

The Ronald McDonald socks aside…How serious is Cyril about South Africans’ health?

The new commander-in-chief has made promises, but how likely is he to deliver?
Could the Presidential Health Summit reveal new developments with regard to the NHI? Find out as we stream live from the meeting.

​Does SA’s private healthcare sector only provide care for 16% of the population?

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi's long-touted claim may be misleading, reports Africa Check.
Specialists are fleeing the under-resourced public sector – and it's about to get worse

Recession risks hitting healthcare where it counts

Experts warn state clinics and hospitals are likely to further deteriorate as the public purse shrinks.
Solutions: A health technician analyses blood samples for tuberculosis in a high-tech TB lab in Lima

Is ‘all-in-one healthcare’ a dream?

Is getting all you need from one health team far fetched? Actually not. It's one field where the public health system beats the private one.
Between Pravin Gordhan and South Africa's rural communities stands a long chain of decision makers that have may ultimately hold the real power about how money is allocated.

Radical transformation begins with fixing how we fund healthcare in remote areas

Once slices of the healthcare funding pie are dished out to provinces, there is little control over how this money is spent to benefit the rural poor.
Economic hardship means many health facilities are denying women access to free maternal healthcare.

Long queues tell Zimbabwe’s story of economic crisis and failing healthcare

Many people can no longer afford hospital treatment and medication, and the number of those with medical aid has fallen by a third.
Universal access to healthcare needs to be recognised as a fundamental human right.

Is universal access to healthcare possible?

The Elders say everybody is entitled to decent, affordable medical attention.
Although the scheme's white paper was released at an economically uncertain time.

NHI a healthy dose to cure South Africa’s sickly system

Although the scheme's white paper was released at an economically uncertain time, it brings possibilities to those in need.
Although the scheme's white paper was released at an economically uncertain time.

Motsoaledi accused of trying to control private health prices

The director of the Free Market Foundation suggests that an inquiry into private healthcare was deceptively orchestrated by the health minister.