Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, MoH, and a delegation from the DoH provided an update about the NHI pilot sites on 21 August 2015.
Since the release of the 2011 NHI Green Paper (1) considerable debate and analysis has occurred regarding the politics and economics of the proposed scheme. However, relatively little attention has been paid to the important role played by frontline providers tasked with implementing the reforms, and whose services the scheme will rely on in order to function on the ground. In particular, the ‘contracting in’ of private sector general practitioners (GPs) into the public health services is a key aspect of the NHI which deserves more attention.
South Africa took on a revolutionary new direction for its national health system with the publication of the government’s Green Paper on National Health Insurance (NHI). In essence the objective of the NHI policy is to provide improved access to cost effective and quality health services for all South Africans. One of the main priorities of the NHI policy was to strengthen the public health system within the first five years. This article reviews what has been achieved thus far.
South Africa is at a critical juncture with regards to financing the health sector to improve health and to deliver quality health services to all. This paper provides a personal view of some of the key next steps the country will need to consider as it moves forward with its changes to health financing. The commentary draws on experience from other countries as well as South Africa and focuses on some of early challenges that may need to be considered.
Integral student research presented at the 1st JuPHASA Student Symposium in 2013 contributes to the South African NDoH’s research on clinic staff’s knowledge about the NHI.
The Big Debate series on SABC asked whether National Health Insurance is the medicine that we need to cure our sick health system.
Let’s hear about your thoughts on these questions. Also please post other relevant questions that you have so that we can hear the voices of as many people as possible.
The People’s Health Movement S.A. is hosting the South African National Health Assembly (NHA) in alliance with the National Health Insurance Coalition (NHI). With a quadruple health burden and
On 5 and 6 July, the People’s Health Movement is hosting the South African National Health Assembly in alliance with the National Health Insurance Coalition.
This article published in the Journal of Public Health gives a brief overview of the Green Paper on the National Health Insurance policy of South Africa
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