NRF Science for Society Lecture Series Invitation

Date: Sep 16, 2013 | News

​​​​Is South Africa ready for NHI and the implications it will have on the private and public health?​


“Everyone has the right to have access to health care services”
Chapter 1, Section 27, Constitution of the Republic of South Africa
Currently there is a massive gap in the quality and affordability of healthcare available to all South Africans. The proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) is expected to address this imbalance, but what will be its effects on both the public and private health sectors?
You are cordially invited to attend a lecture entitled “Is South Africa ready for NHI and the implications it will have on the private and public health?” The lecture will explore the challenges facing the healthcare industry and the potential for NHI to address these. Come and join the discussion.
Time: 17:30
Date: Wednesday 25 September 2013
Venue: Council Chambers, University of Johannesburg. Click here for map.
Professor Diane McIntyre, South African Research Chair in ‘Health and Wealth’ and Professor in the School of Public Health and Family, University of Cape Town.
Prof Alex van den Heever, Chair of Social Security Systems Administration and Management Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand
CLICK HERE TO RSVP. You are invited to attend a cocktail dinner after the lecture.​
The NRF Science for Society Lecture Series seeks to bridge the divide that exists between science and community issues in an effort to help society relate to how science, research and technology positively impact on our day-to-day lives and on future generations. The Science For Society Lecture Series has been developed by the National Research Foundation (NRF), an independent agency of the Department of Science and Technology.
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