#WoncaAfrica 19 February 2018

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WONCA E-Update Friday 23rd February 2018

WONCA E-Update Friday 23rd February 2018 WONCA News – February 2018 The latest WONCA News (February 2018) is now available on the WONCA website with all news, views and information. Core Competencies for Family Doctors in Mental Health Care As family doctors, we frequently come into contact with patients with mental health problems. But many … Continue reading WONCA E-Update Friday 23rd February 2018

How to host 200,000 refugee students in your education system: An answer from Lebanon

As the country which hosts the world’s largest number of refugees per capita, Lebanon holds some important lessons. Lebanon almost doubled the size of its national public education system in five years in response to the ongoing refugee crisis, something no country has ever done before. The large increases in primary education seen particularly in African … Continue reading How to host 200,000 refugee students in your education system: An answer from Lebanon

NHI gets cash, but detail vague

BUDGET: R4,2-billion has been allocated the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme to be spent over the three years – but exactly how the NHI will work remains vague. The National Health Insurance aims to make a package of essential healthcare free to all citizens and legal residents of South Africa through compulsory employee contributions to a national NHI … Continue reading NHI gets cash, but detail vague

#Budget2018: Cuts to medical aid tax credits begin

The National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme seems to be back on track. On Wednesday, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba announced a 49% increase over three years for a conditional grant that goes to the national health department to fund the NHI, as well as an additional R4.2-billion for the scheme over the next three years that will be … Continue reading #Budget2018: Cuts to medical aid tax credits begin

As SA wakes from the Zuma nightmare, there are hard lessons to be learnt

Nearly 10 years after the September 2008 recall of then-president Thabo Mbeki, the ANC has recalled another sitting president. History will record these events - Mbeki's 2008 recall and that of Jacob Zuma this week - as a continuum in a chapter of fluctuating pluses and minuses in the national liberation movement's fitful contention with … Continue reading As SA wakes from the Zuma nightmare, there are hard lessons to be learnt