The aim of the summit was to bring together key stakeholders from various constituencies in the health sector, to deliberate and propose solutions to address the challenges facing the South African health system.
Delegates deliberated on issues aimed at strengthening the health system to ensure that it provides access to quality health services for all in line with the principles of universal health coverage through an inclusive process.
The Presidential Health Summit follows a Consultative Meeting held earlier this year, on the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, with a particular focus on the recently gazetted National Health Insurance Bill and the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill, where the President reiterated the commitment of the South African Government to strengthening the health system, including through the progressive implementation of NHI.
The theme for Summit: "Strengthening the South African Health System towards an integrated and Unified Health System"
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