South Africa WHO Country Office


  • WHO Representative Delivers United Nations Statement of Support for National Health Insurance to the Honorable Minister of Health Pretoria, 15 March 2016 - During the annual ODA Coordinating Forum chaired by the Honorable Minister and attended by a dozen ambassadors, the WHO Representative in her capacity as Acting UN Resident Coordinator, delivered the UN statement of support.  In the statement, the UN recognized National Health Insurance as the embodiment of South Africa’s international commitments that recognize health as a right for all individuals. 
  • International Comparison of SA Private Hospital Price Levels: WHO and OECD present to Competition Commission Pretoria, 17 February 2016 - The WHO Country Office in South Africa and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are making oral submissions to the Competition Commission's Market Inquiry into Private Healthcare on 17 February 2016 in Pretoria.
  • The Third Annual Meeting of Clim-Health Africa, Johannesburg 2015 Clim-Health Africa, an international network of institutions working on climate change and health for Africa, was established in 2013. The network continues to serve as a virtual hub where expertise can be shared to develop the capacity of African communities, institutions, practitioners and negotiators to understand and integrate climate change and health related challenges into policy, socio-economics, planning and programming. The network’s first annual meeting was held in Johannesburg in 2013. At this event stakeholders revised and re-adjusted Clim-Health Africa's…
  • The World Health Organization celebrates Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, 12 December 2015 Pretoria – In support of the second ever UHC on 12 December 2015, the WHO joins nearly 600 partners in celebrating progress in over 100 countries in achieving universal health coverage. In South Africa, WHO celebrates both UHC Day and the launch of the National Health Insurance white paper launched today, which provides the roadmap for realizing universal health coverage in South Africa. Great progress has already been made in the country in scaling up proven interventions, including vaccines for…

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