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Media Statement: Current Human Rights Situation in Zimbabwe

The People’s Health Movement of South Africa (PHM-SA) notes with deep concern the reports of denial of access to emergency health care for people injured following protests against the Zimbabwe government’s recent fuel price hikes. Security forces have treated peaceful ...

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Building Grassroots Activism for a People’s NHI

The People’s Health Movement South Africa (PHM-SA) ran a workshop on the National Health Insurance (NHI) for the Movement for Change and Social Justice (MCSJ) in Gugulethu on 23 November 2018. There were approximately 25 activists who brought their questions to ...

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PHM-SA Submission on National Health Insurance Bill

The People’s Health Movement South Africa (PHM-SA) submitted its comments on the National Health Insurance Bill, 2018, to the National Department of Health on 21 September 2018.  PHM-SA finds it regrettable that the public comment period was not extended beyond ...

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Can the NHI achieve Health for All?

[This article first appeared in The Pulse, September 2018 Edition, newsletter of the Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA)] By Leslie London Affiliations: School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, and People’s Health Movement Nothing in the ...

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NHI Bill: Request for Extension of Public Comment Period

The National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill has been released and is open for comments. PHM-SA, together with SECTION27, TAC, RHAP and UWC SoPH, amongst others, are in the process of mobilising civil society to request a 3-month extension of the submission ...

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