n South African Medical Journal - #FeesMustFall and the campaign for universal health coverage : editorial
|Article Title||#FeesMustFall and the campaign for universal health coverage : editorial|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Witwatersrand and 2 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Dec 2015|
|Pages||1014 - 1015|
The recent #FeesMustFall protests by students seeking better access to tertiary education remind us how politically and socially explosive inequitable access to social services can be. The protests have effectively highlighted government underfunding of tertiary education and surfaced dissatisfaction with persistent income and service disparities more generally. As we approach the second Universal Health Coverage Day on 12 December, and with the reportedly imminent release of the National Health Insurance White Paper in South Africa (SA), we need to reflect as a society on our commitment to equitable access to good-quality health services.
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