Building Universal People Centred Health Systems in South Africa!
On the 18 August 2012 the WC NHI Coalition which include TAC, COSATU, NEHAWU, DENOSA, SANGOCO, PHM, SACC, EDEN Advice Office and Metro Community Health Forum with the people of EDEN district hosted a NHI summit in Thembalethu (George). The summit was attended by about 250 people and speakers on the program included Tony Ehrenreich (COSATU), Mark Heywood (Section 27), Victor Lakay (TAC) and Dr. A Thulare from the National Department of Health. The people that attended the summit was actively participating in the discussions and almost all the people stayed right through to the end of the summit.
The aim of the summit was to provide various stakeholders within the health and related sectors with an opportunity to interact and share ideas on how best the various partner can assist, support and monitor the implementation of the NHI pilot site.
National Health Insurance's failures or success will depend on our collective efforts and actions!