President Cyril Ramaphosa said that public hearings show “broad support” for National Health Insurance and that South Africans “must move away from a culture driven solely by self-interest and embrace the spirit of ubuntu” to mobilise behind the NHI, writes MedicalBrief.

Countrywide public hearings on the 2019 National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill have come to an end, and according to the National Assembly Health Committee, “the majority of participants … pronounced their unwavering support for the Bill”, calling for its “immediate implementation”. This, notes Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch, is mainly because of the benefits poorer communities expect to receive under the universal healthcare system envisaged…..more