An independent assessment of the National Health Insurance‘s 10 pilot projects nationwide gave them a cautious “mixed success” verdict on the basis that none was an outright failure, writes MedicalBrief. Factors that to “a great degree hindered” success included inadequate planning, lack of resources — especially of staff — inconsistent communication, and a lack of co-ordination.
Responding to the report, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said the successful implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI) will rely on unified collaborations and effective political will. Business Techreports the minister was speaking at the release of the Public Health Strengthening (Genesis) Report on the NHI. This comes a day after the release of the Presidential Health Compact signed by the president……more