People wait for care at a Kenyan clinic.
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Removal of user fees or full subsidisation of insurance premiums doesn’t fully eliminate financial access barriers.
Less than 1 in 10 people living with a mental health condition in South Africa receive the care that they need.
The proposed National Health Insurance has raised questions about the government’s ability to manage a complex health system
The South African government is going ahead with the National Health Insurance scheme but has yet to detail how it is to be funded. What seems certain is that taxpayers will foot the bill.
A market inquiry has looked into private health care costs in South Africa.
The proposed National Health Insurance aims to provide health care for all South Africans.
South Africa’s health care needs to be reformed so that everyone has access regardless of affordability or location.
A patient collects her medication at a clinic in Khayelitsha, South Africa.
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The bill to provide universal health care in South Africa is not the silver bullet for the challenges in the health sector.
South Africa has one last hurdle to cross before it implements a sugar tax to prevent a wide-range of obesity related non-communicable diseases.
Our rapidly aging society will place even greater pressure on the already expensive and mediocre Canadian health-care system.
Bold leadership is needed to adapt Canada’s expensive and mediocre health-care system for an aging population struggling with chronic disease.
South Africa’s strategic direction around health policy has deteriorated to almost nothing.
President Jacob Zuma failed to focus on reforms that fix any of the health care in South Africa in the next five years.
In a bid to improve health care in South Africa, President Jacob Zuma has made several promises in the last three years. Some have materialised faster than others.
Health care in Zambia is free but fraught with difficulties.
Healthcare that everyone can access is an important step in bridging the inequality in a country. In reality though, its hard to implement properly.
The health workforce crisis is one of the faultlines in the provision of health care in South Africa.
To turn around the performance of South Africa’s health system and make it more equal, there are three challenges that need to be addressed.
South Africa’s National Health Insurance aims to ensure universal access to health care – one of the most persistent structural inequalities.
The South African government’s plan to provide universal access to health care seems to be slipping off its priority list.