Everything you need to know about the NHI

Did you know that a health facility must acknowledge receipt of a complaint within five days of it being lodged? (File Photo)

In 1994, when the African National Congress (ANC) came to power, it outlined in its election manifesto equitable access to healthcare, envisaged by an integrated, equitable and comprehensive health system. In 2011, the NHI journey started when the NHI Green Paper was published for public consultation. This was followed by NHI pilot projects in 2012 with a focus on health system strengthening initiatives.

Ahead of the NHI Bill being signed into law, here’s a selection of NHI stories that Health-e News has reported on.

If you want to do a deep dive, all NHI stories are available here:


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