Medical mediation has become a buzzword in health departments across the world as an alternative to taking legal action to solve disputes.
Legally mandated oversight bodies should be integral to post-apartheid consultative and cooperative governance.
The lives of South Africa's most vulnerable remain in danger for as long as its mental health oversight bodies remain dysfunctional and disregarded.
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The 94 people with mental health disorders who died after they were moved from the Life Esidemeni facility and put into inadequate care shows the poor state of mental health care in South Africa.
A child from a special care centre in Cape Town celebrating international kite day. In South Africa mental health services are not a priority.
While the global health community has made mental healthcare a priority, South Africa is not following suite. The impact is felt most acutely by poor people suffering from mental health disorders.