Category: Health & Wellness

Taking the NHI debate to new levels

The concept of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is a noble initiative and receives widespread support in South Africa. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines UHC as “Ensuring that all people have access to needed promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health services, of sufficient quality to…

The State of Healthcare in South Africa – if health care services are not delivering safe and quality healthcare what is the solution?

Patient safety is an important element of an effective and efficient health care system. Safety refers to a lack of harm while quality has to do with efficiency and effectiveness that achieves the goal of healthcare at the right cost and at the right time….

On the frontline

Dinah Masooane has been working at the Nthabiseng Thuthuzela Care Centre (TCC) in Soweto as a first response counsellor since 2011. These 24-hour, ‘one-stop’ facilities bring health, justice and civil society professionals together to provide effective and supportive care to victims of sexual violence.  Dinah…