Tag: healthcare sector
A cooperative and cohesive public and private sector healthcare system would be the best response to the Covid-19 crisis in South Africa; this is according to representative organisations of South Africa's medical profession and the Progressive Health Forum. However, according to Dr Aslam Dasoo authorities have not engaged with the private healthcare sector as much as it should, Dr Dasoo, Member of the Progressive Health Forum joins CNBC Africa for more.
There are many factors at the root of Rwanda's achievements, most notably, a strong integrated and coordinated health system built on primary health care.
On the 8th of August the minister of health Zweli Mkhize proposed the National Health Insurance bill in the National Assembly. The bill has been of much consternation this week with health insurer Discovery seeing a knock to its share price. Joining CNBC Africa to discuss the ins and outs of the controversial bill is the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, Dr Johann Serfontein a Consultant at South African Private Practitioners’ Forum and Professor Alex van den Heever from Wits School of Governance.
Healthcent, the first company in South Africa to offer a mobile messaging application for the healthcare sector has once again broke a barrier by raising the required funding from Umkhathi Wethu Ventures and Allan Gray to further its reach in the South African healthcare sector. Andrew Davies, CEO of Healthcent joins CNBC Africa for more.