Putting the “U” back into Universal Health Care: Do South Africans know what the NHI is?

Putting the “U” back into Universal Health Care: Do South Africans know what the NHI is?

While the country’s draft policy for bringing universal health care to all bewilders many, long waiting times at health facilities, drug shortages and clinics not operating for 24 hours, remain the biggest concerns they face.

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Mothers and their babies at risk

he Limpopo health department denies there a shortage of medication crucial for mothers who’ve just given birth. They have just 72 hours to take it after delivery, but a hospital in Limpopo is allegedly sending patients home without it.

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Izwi Lami Survivors Support

Access our Survivor’s Support Map which provides a directory of shelters, hospitals, clinics and Thuthuzela centres for survivor’s of sexual assault There are shelters that assist survivors with accommodation in times of need. The Thuthuzela Care Centres are rape care centres linked to hospitals where survivors can receive counselling and a medical examination after the rape. And there are 24 hour clinics and hospitals where survivors can visit for medical care if they are too far away from a Thuthuzela centre.