To say that COVID19 has shaken our world is a gross understatement.
The virus has fundamentally changed our lives and the world as we know it, as we grapple with the impact of this pandemic and the economic instability and loss of human life it leaves in its wake.
One of the areas that the COVID19 pandemic will highlight in South Africa is the inequalities that exist in our healthcare system.
There are multiple challenges in both the public and private healthcare sectors, which the National Health Insurance (NHI) is hopeful to address.
In this video, I share the three core principles of Universal Healthcare, the foundational premise on which the NHI is built.
As we watch the COVID19 pandemic unfold in SA and around the world, our lack of preparedness for a disaster of this magnitude is becoming more evident.
When the dust settles and when we begin picking up the pieces post pandemic, alongside rebuilding our economy, developing a robust and efficient healthcare system that meets the needs of all South Africans will be of paramount importance.