Critical Health Perspectives: National Health Insurance issue 2: Financing of the South African National Health Insurance and involvement of the private sector

Click here for full PDF Lynn Bust, Louis Reynolds, Lauren Paremoer, Anneleen De Keukelaere, Editorial With the quadruple burden of disease, and fragmented and dysfunctional health services, people’s health in South Africa is in the midst of a severe crisis. We are...

Critical Health Perspectives: National Health Insurance in South Africa – Issue 1: A Brief History and Critical Analysis

CLICK HERE for the full PDF In 2022, the South African health system is in severe crisis. We are re-igniting our Critical Health Perspectives (CHP)  publications with a fresh face. Our first focus will be on the massive health system reform currently pending in South...

MSF/PHM SA technical brief: Removing intellectual property barriers from COVID19 vaccines and treatment for people in South Africa

We would like to share a tech-brief by the Access Campaign and PHM-SA on removing intellectual property barriers from COVID19 vaccines and treatment for people in South Africa. Emphasising how IP barriers can undermine access to medicines, particularly looking at...

Unequal global vaccine coverage is at the heart of the current covid-19 crisis

The emergence of the omicron variant shows the risks of vaccine inequity, and the response of the global North has been to further discriminate against and isolate the global South The article below was written by Fatima Hassan founding director of HJI,  Leslie London...

Solidarity statement with health workers at Groote Schuur Hospital

The following statement was issued by People’s Health Movement South Africa and Health Justice Initiative on 20 Aug 2021 A misplaced and disrespectful call to attend a “Freedom of Choice: No to Mandatory Vaccination Rally” at Groote Schuur this weekend is circulating...

For Immediate Release: Joint HJI & PHM Press Release on DoH Special Categories

Below is a joint press release by the HJI and PHM in response to Department of Health’s prioritisation of ‘special groups’ circular of 4 July – and subsequent (6 July) withdrawal. For Immediate Release 7 July 2021  Department of Health’s prioritisation of ‘special...

“Train the Trainer” Manual for Covid 19 Vaccine Literacy”

Created through great collaborative efforts, we are proud to exhibit and freely offer the “Train the Trainer” Manual for Covid 19 Vaccine Literacy here. Download Links here: Web-friendly version Print-friendly version People’s Health Movement SA Info Summary Posters...

Our Joint Submission for the Inquiry into ‘Ensuring Free and Fair Local Government Elections During COVID-19’

Below is a submission made jointly by PHM-SA and HJI to Justice Dikgang Moseneke for the Inquiry into ‘Ensuring Free and Fair Local Government Elections During COVID-19’ Submission for the Inquiry into ‘Ensuring Free and Fair Local Government Elections During...

SAVE LIVES NOW: SUPPORT THE COVID-19 TRIPS WAIVER

The Doha Declaration states that countries can and should interpret the Agreement on the​ ​Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) in a manner​ ​that protects public​ ​health, including ensuring access to essential medicines for all. So why are...

TOWARDS A PEOPLE’S VACCINE CAMPAIGN – A CALL TO ACTION

[*Please note that this is the abridged version, for the full statement and updated list of endorsements, please see here*] The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc in South Africa and globally, millions are being infected and dying. Vaccinating a significant part of...