South Africa: Media Statement - Select Committee On Health Chairperson Says World Health Day Highlights Importance of Health Reforms

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The Chairperson of the Select Committee on Health and Social Services, Ms Maurencia Gillion, said the theme for World Health Day has indeed shown the importance of accessing good-quality healthcare.

This year's theme by the World Health Organization (WHO) for World Health Day 2021 is "Building a fairer, healthier world", which indicates and states that the world is unequal.

Ms Gillion said the Covid-19 pandemic has clearly shown stark differences in that those from disadvantaged communities are less likely to have access to good healthcare services.

Ms Gillion said the pandemic has brought a painful reminder to us all South Africans that we need healthcare reforms to ensure access to universal healthcare coverage, so that everyone is able to access good-quality healthcare services so that no one is left behind because of their financial situation.

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