SA is forging ahead with its biggest post-apartheid healthcare reforms despite the lack of evidence from its multibillion-rand pilot programme that the scheme will work, a report obtained by Business Day shows.

National Health Insurance (NHI) is the government’s fiercely contested plan for achieving universal health coverage, which envisages establishing a central fund that will purchase health services on behalf of all patients from public and private sector service providers.

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now