Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition

The Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition (‘the Coalition’) was formed in June 2013 by a group of organisations and individuals dedicated to fixing the crisis in healthcare in the Eastern Cape. We have been engaged in efforts to compel the Eastern Cape Department of Health (ECDoH) to fulfill constitutional rights through developing and implementing a comprehensive plan to address the crisis in healthcare in the Province.
Read more about the Coalition’s work, of which RHAP is a founding member, at ECHCAC’s website, www.echealthcrisis.org.

Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition Calls for Decisive and Urgent Action by Government and Traditional Leadership to Stop Annual Avoidable Circumcision Deaths and Mutilations.

31 January 2014 A recently launched website unveiling the secrecy around the annual initiation rituals in the Eastern Cape has sparked a large outcry among sections of the Eastern Cape population, notably the Traditional Leadership. The website was launched by a health care provider after treating mutilated boys across several initiation season ...
Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition: Press Statement

Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition: Press Statement

  Eastern Cape Health Crisis Acton Coalition: Request for a meeting with Premier, Provincial Government and the ANC following non-response from MEC Sicelo Gqobana. 15 October 2013 EAST LONDON – The Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition (ECHCAC) resolved at a meeting yesterday to immediately write to the ANC, the Eastern Cape standing ...

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 ...

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 ...

Open Letter to the Premier

Appointment of permanent HOD to EC Health Department. The Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition (ECHCAC) which consists of organisations with an interest in the improvement of the health care system in the Eastern Cape has written an Open Letter to the Premier seeking answers to why an HOD for the Eastern Cape Health Department has not be ...