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The Cost of Healthcare in South Africa


Access to health care varies greatly in different countries across the world and is largely influenced by social conditions, economic conditions, as well as the health policies in place at the time. This is according to Dr Jaco van Zyl, Medical Executive at Cipla SA, who points to statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO), indicating that the worldwide provision of health care related products and services consumed on average 9.95% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2014. “Over the same period in South Africa, total expenditure on health care in South Africa (SA) accounted for 8.5% of GDP, with an [...]

The Cost of Healthcare in South Africa 2018-07-24T14:17:34+00:00

SA Health System Is ‘Broken’


[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Over 40 organisations raise concerns over the state of public health at National Health Assembly "In South Africa we have a broken health system that compromises the majority," said TAC (Treatment Action Campaign) General Secretary Anele Yawa, speaking at the National Health Assembly. This past weekend, the National Health Assembly brought together over 100 activists from civil society organisations around the country and discussed what they are calling the "current health crisis". Concerns around health committees, community health workers, drug stockouts, emergency services and barriers to access were some of the [...]

SA Health System Is ‘Broken’ 2016-06-28T11:19:42+00:00