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South Africa can’t just “move-on” from Covid-19 without absorbing valuable lessons 

A new report released today, on Universal Health Coverage Day, by Rural Health Advocacy Project reveals that the health system disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic compromised the gains made in many programmes in this sector. It also highlighted various inequities in the current structure of the health system

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WEBINAR: Protecting rural healthcare in times of economic crises

On Wednesday, 01 March 2023, Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) will host a webinar to release the report, Protecting rural healthcare in times of economic crises. As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, a new global economic crisis, spurred by the war in Ukraine threatens to throw it back into an austerity mode last seen during the 2008 global financial crisis. 

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OPINION: Budget 2023 – opportunity missed to refocus public health spending?

The right to access healthcare services is guaranteed to everyone under Section 27 of the South African Constitution. On a population health level, South Africa has made good progress over the last 20 years.

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BJC is concerned about rising inequality in a time of disaster

In anticipation of the 2023 budget, the Budget Justice Coalition (BJC) hopes that the Minister will not use the social budget to fund the current crises caused by the government’s bad spending habits.

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Universal Healthcare Coverage Day Seminar: From crisis to resilience

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.

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RHAP calls for urgent implementation of a minimum service level agreement to ensure essential health service

On Tuesday, 22 November 2022 workers called a national day of action after wage negotiations with the government came to halt. 

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Mid-term budget fails to show the way to a more resilient recovery

The Medium-term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) was tabled at a time of increased uncertainty and volatility characterised by rising global interest rates, downward revisions to the economic outlook, and very high unemployment.

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