n South African Medical Journal - Pre-NHI clean-up : Motsoaledi enlists private sector : izindaba

Volume 101, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Two powerful doctor bodies, the Independent Practitioner Associations' Foundation (IPAF), and the SA Private Practitioners Foundation (SAPPF), are pitching in to help government clean up the primary health care delivery mess. Both agree with national health minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, that a complete 're-engineering' of the dysfunctional public health care sector is needed for any variation of National Health Insurance (NHI) to succeed. However, Motsoaledi and his cabinet colleagues also believe that the private sector cannot be left to 'wayward' profit-driven market forces and is as much in need of re-engineering.

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