Monthly Archives: September 2013

Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition: Press Release.19 September 2013

The Minister of Health announced today results of an investigation into the state of healthcare in the Eastern Cape and aspects of a plan to address the crisis. He acknowledged that the impetus behind this response was pressure from the Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition (ECHCAC) and a report released by certain Coalition members. The ...

Death and Dying in the Eastern Cape

An investigation into the collapse of a health system. This is a special report of the TAC/SECTION27 NSP Review. It has been researched and written because throughout 2012 and 2013 we have become increasingly aware of the scale of the health system crisis in the Eastern Cape and its adverse impact on patients and health providers. This is not a ...

Collapse of health services will continue to cost lives

By Daygan Eagar IN APRIL 2012, the Eastern Cape department of health (ECDoH) put in place a moratorium on the appointment of healthcare workers to vacant posts at facilities throughout the province. It was instituted in an attempt to control the chronic overspending that was pushing the department deeper into financial crisis each year. The dec ...

Announcement: Press Conference Baby Ikho Campaign, Eastern Cape

The Baby Ikho campaign to fulfill the right to health in the Eastern Cape – It’s your right!  The Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition (ECHCAC) * invite all media to an important media conference. The conference will feature the release of a special SECTION27 and TAC investigative report into the collapsing health system in the Eastern C ...