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Title:Universal health care in southern Africa: policy contestation in health system reform in South Africa and Zimbabwe
Editors:Ruiters, GregISNI
Van Niekerk, RobertISNI
City of publisher:Scottsville
Publisher:University of Kwazulu-Natal Press
ISBN:1869142365; 9781869142360
Geographic terms:South Africa
Subjects:health policy
health care
access to health care
health insurance
Abstract:This book examines the scope for health care reform in South Africa and Zimbabwe. It is based on a three-year research project, which sought to better understand the limits of the for-profit health sector and promote equitable and people-centred alternatives. The project was co-ordinated by the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Rhodes University, South Africa. ISER is a member of the Regional Network for Equity in Health in East and Southern Africa (EQUINET). Chapters: inequality and health systems; competing policy choices and national health insurance (NHI) in South Africa; the historical roots of a national health system in South Africa; health policy reform and the dilemmas facing the ANC; public and private health care in southern Africa; the growth of private health care in Zimbabwe up to 2008; medical aid societies and equity in Zimbabwe, 2008-2011; the political economy of the health industry and the private health funding crisis; and, lessons from international experience and proposals and prospects for NHI in South Africa. Authors: Greg Ruiters, Robert van Niekerk, Shepherd Shamu, Di McIntyre, Elijah Munyuki, Shorai Jasi, Rene Loewenson, Rangirirai Machemedze, Auline Mabika, Yoswa M. Dambisya and Sehlapelo I. Mokgoatsane. [ASC Leiden abstract]