Universal Healthcare Coverage Day Seminar: From crisis to resilience


06 December 2022

On Monday, 12 December 2022, Rural Healthcare Advocacy Project (RHAP) is hosting a Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day seminar. UHC is in line with the Constitution of South Africa in which the Bill of Rights states that everyone has the right to have access to healthcare services. 

As we emerge from the emergency response to Covid-19, we can begin to reflect on the lessons learned. Over the last 20 years, we have made good progress despite our challenges with health priorities. Over 5 million people have consistent access to ARV’s, routine vaccination coverage has been increasing, and TB deaths have been declining. Unfortunately, Covid-19 disrupted the gains made in health services and put many at risk.

At this seminar, RHAP will launch, a one-of-a-kind report, Health System Strengthening Post Covid-19.  The report examines the South African health system response to Covid-19. The report has a particular focus on innovation or scale-up of current interventions. It showcases the lessons to improve future pandemic preparedness, health system resilience, the provision of essential health services in stable periods, whilst highlighting the relevance of these factors to rural areas.

The seminar will host various speakers discussing governance for UHC, Tuberculosis in UHC, and understanding UHC through a rural health perspective.

Members of the media are invited to join the seminar:

Date: 12 December 2022

Time: 09:00 – 14:00

Venue: Melrose Place Guest Lodge

Media enquires 

Phemelo Khaas            Phemelo.Khaas@rhap.org.za               083763347