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Justice, equity and health

When: Thursday, 15 March 2018 - Thursday, 15 March 2018
Where: Parktown Education Campus
School of Public Health Auditorium
Start time:18:00
Enquiries:

Samkelo.Nsibande@wits.ac.za

RSVP:

Samkelo.Nsibande@wits.ac.za by 8 March2018

The Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics will host the annual Ethics Alive Symposium themed Justice, Equity and Health.

The Gauteng Mental Health Marathon Project (also known as the Life Esidimeni tragedy) has highlighted the lack of access not only to clinical and technical resources for patients, but also to ethical practice and care. Equity considerations include the promise of our much anticipated National Health Insurance and whether or not progressive universalism will be a reality in light of the current context.

Speakers include:

  • Pravin Gordhan (former Minister of Finance and current Member of Parliament);
  • Professor Malegapuru Makgoba (leading South African immunologist, physician, public health advocate, academic, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and first Health Ombudsman in the country); and
  • Professor Elmi Muller (Head of the Transplantation Service at Groote Schuur Hospital as well as the Head of General Surgery at the University of Cape Town).
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