The Minister of Health Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi and his Deputy Dr. Joe Phaahla will on Thursday, 29 June 2017 release details of the National Health Insurance (NHI) white paper as approved by Cabinet at a media briefing.
The National Health Insurance is a health financing system that pools funds to provide access to quality health care services to all South Africans, based on their health needs and irrespective of their socio-economic status.
The NHI represents a substantial policy shift that will necessitate a massive re-organization of the current health system, both private and public.
Cabinet has approved the White Paper on the National Health Insurance, to be gazetted as a policy document.
Media is invited to the briefing as follows:
Date: June 29, 2017
Venue: Tshedimosetso House, Cnr Francis Baard & Festival streets, Hatfield, Pretoria
(NB! There will be a video link to Imbizo Media Centre, 120 Plein Street, Parliament, Cape Town
For more information and RSVP, please contact Tlou Tlhako at 0713827425 (DoH)
Ministry of Health: Spokesperson
Tel: 082 887 3581