The Medical Research Council and The Centre for HIV/AIDS Networking (HIVAN) co-hosted a successful KZN AIDS Forum on 25 October 2011.
Professor Hoosen Coovadia presented, and his presentation focused on "A Vision of Health Care in South Africa - 2025 to 2030" .
There are numerous changes taking place in South Africa, in the economy, politics and health. All these are interdependent and embedded in a social milieu which brings a number of pressures on health services and systems. The major event in the medium to long term is the impact of the National Health Insurance. Other contextual factors of importance include the range of social determinants of health and disease, with the provision of water, sanitation, electricity and housing being the key services. South Africa will also be influenced in the future by the major diseases it harbours at present. This seminar provided some insight into how these factors will impact on the South African Health Services.
You can view the presentation here.