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International think tank policy dialogue on health, trade and innovation

 03 Oct 18
On 25 September think tank leaders from across the globe met in Bogota, Colombia to provide their perspectives on the policies and institutions required to promote and foster innovation in developing countries.…

Funding figures vital for assessing the viability of NHI

 24 Jul 18
Despite Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi not wanting to commit to even a rough estimate of costs of the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, the failure thereof will be funding.…

How about private-run education facilities to train doctors in South Africa

18 Jul 18   Jasson Urbach
Is anyone surprised that the programme which trains South Africans as doctors in Cuba has been a catastrophic failure? According to Business Day,…

Taxing the sickest and most vulnerable is counterintuitive

05 Mar 18   Jasson Urbach
Raising VAT from 14% to 15% is going to disproportionately affect the poorest and most vulnerable members of society and plunge them into deeper levels of poverty.…

Lifting barrier to public's access to medicines

26 Jan 18   Jasson Urbach
Next week in Geneva, the World Health Organization (WHO) is holding its annual Executive Board Meeting.…