Health Minister Joe Phaahla said the achievement of universal health coverage (UHC) was imperative for South Africa’s realisation of its sustainable development goals by 2030.

Phaala was giving feedback on South Africa’s health services status and progress made in the country at the 78th United Nations General Assembly high-level meeting in New York.

With the National Health Insurance (NHI) debate raging on, the country is keen to see how government will implement a global healthcare insurance system capable of providing equal health care to both the rich and poor……more