220px-gro_harlem_brundtland_28cropped29Former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland has urged MPs not to let concerns about corruption or the weak economy stand in the way of the National Health Insurance, reports Business Day.

The report says Brundtland is in South Africa with a delegation of the “Elders”, a group of former world leaders established by former President Nelson Mandela in 2007 to work for peace and human rights. Responding to questions from MPs concerned that NHI will flounder on corruption, Brundtland conceded South Africa had a “bigger problem than many other countries” but said these could not be an excuse not to pursue universal health coverage……more