Building for the future

Aaron Motsoaledi, the Minister of Health, presented his oversight feedback report to the Parliament Portfolio of Health committee on 26 February 2014.

He referred to the WHO’s six building blocks of a health care system and pointed out that the one which is most commonly neglected is health systems financing.

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Singing off the same song sheet

Something that might have been missed on Budget day was the fact that the Minister of Health presented a report on the 11 NHI Pilot Projects to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee for Health.

His main message was that for NHI to be implemented two things are required to happen:

  1. Improve infrastructure and quality delivered in the public sector; and
  2. Reduce the out of control escalation of costs in the private sector.

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