Gauteng MEC for Health Dr Bandile Masuku convened an Inaugural Health Conversations set to take place on Wednesday at Emoyeni Conference Centre in Parktown, Johannesburg.
The conversations will be held under the theme “The Health Market Inquiry and its implications for universal health coverage (NHI).”
The NHI, which stands for National Health Insurance, will rely on unified collaborations and effective political will.
NHI is a culmination of a collaborative effort by government, civil society, business, private providers, academia and health professionals to develop a plan that includes clear objectives, timelines, indicators and financial resources to effectively address challenges in the sector
These Healthy Conservations will be held bi-annually over the next 5 years.
MEC Masuku will be inviting speakers from various backgrounds and sectors to exchange ideas with Gauteng Department of Health on various aspects of public health and public policy issues.
The Competition Commissioner of South Africa, Mr Tembinkosi Bonakele, will address the Inaugural Healthy Conversations event.