She describes herself as a ‘doer’ – someone who is passionate, enthusiastic and committed. She is globally known for her pioneering research in the prevention and early diagnosis of cervical cancer.
Across the provinces, the hearings reveal that people do in fact know what they want from a functional health system that serves their needs. But we have to ask, have people been adequately educated about the bill?
Every South African has been affected by diabetes — whether directly or indirectly. For those who have experienced or witnessed the complications of this deadly disease, it can be devastating and disruptive for families and communities, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize* writes.
From disputing public health facts, producing and promoting misleading research — to even smuggling, the tobacco industry has seen success from its dirty tactics in many other countries. South Africans must be vigilant to ensure that the industry doesn’t succeed here.
The Democratic Alliance has been fiercely opposed to the National Health Insurance Bill. But the official opposition party’s alternative leaves many unanswered questions. Eleanor Whyle, Manya van Ryneveld and Leanne Brady break it down.
At the centre of providing universal health care are people and ensuring equitable services, but can the health minister prevent the private sector from hijacking the National Health Insurance?