Asanda Matlhare
Intern Journalist
2 minute read
8 Apr 2021
5:20 am

Wealth disparity equals health disparity

Asanda Matlhare

South Africa's proposed roll out of the National Health Insurance plan aims to balance ‘unequal society’.

Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

World Health Day was commemorated yesterday under the theme “Together for a fairer and healthier world”. Over the past 50 years, this day brought to light important health issues – mental health, maternal and childcare and climate change. The occasion is marked by activities which extend beyond the day itself and serve as an opportunity to focus attention on important aspects of global health. According to the global data, SA remains one of the most unequal societies in the world. Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize told a webinar yesterday income inequality was also reflected in the health sector. “The most...