FMF NEWSLETTER 23 October 2019


FMF NEWSLETTER 23 October 2019   
ARTICLE of the week  

Achieving universal health coverage will require innovative new technologies – JASSON URBACH

Discussions at last month’s United Nations (UN) General Assembly served as a stark reminder of the danger United Nations and World Health Organization policies pose to the development of new innovations. Many of these initiatives spawn controversial and non-evidence-based proposals that include repeated attempts to attack intellectual property rights, even though these rights are a key ingredient in the creation of new technologies and innovations that people can rely on to live longer, healthier and happier lives.

Over the past five decades, innovation in the field of medical technology has given scientists powerful tools to develop new procedures and drugs and has resulted in unprecedented advancements in human longevity. Since 2000, life expectancy has increased by 5.5 years and the vaccination rate for three major illnesses affecting children – diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis – has risen by more than 10 percent to an all-time high of 86 percent. But there is much work yet to do.

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Wednesday, 23 October 2019 EVENING EVENT Human apes to human robots Dawie Roodt, Chief Economist, Efficient Group – 17:45 for 18h15 @ FMFRSVP

Wednesday, 13 November 2019 EVENING EVENT Erik Venter – more info to follow

NHI Bill  

NB: The proposed draft of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill is open for comment.
Interested parties are invited to submit written comments on the proposed Bill.
The deadline is 29 November 2019.
More details can be found

Read: Pause the NHI, fix the public health sector first

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