The shortage of medical doctors and the fight against the scourge of TB, HIV and AIDS pandemic in South Africa has spurred Health Minister Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi and the private health sector into a united action that culminated into the signing of the South Africa (SA) public enhancement fund for health.
The three year multi-million rand SA public health enhancement fund, heralded as the ground-breaking collaboration between the public and private health sector in South Africa is expected to inject millions of funds to assist government in the endeavour to:
- expand the intake of medical students;
- support post-graduate students pursuing health related studies and
- build additional capacity in the management of Tuberculosis (TB), HIV and AIDS
- provide support to the newly established Leadership and Management Academy for health.
“It is our hope that the launch of the social compact agreement will motivate many more private health care companies to join the initiative and invest in health,” Motsoaledi said.
Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has on Tuesday, 6 November launched the Academy for Leadership and Management in Health Care.
Members of the media are invited to the Media conference as follows:
Date: Thursday, 8 November 2012
Venue: Sheraton Hotel, Pretoria
For more information & RSVP please contact:
Joe Maila, Health Ministry Spokesperson
Tel: 082 887 3581
Popo Maja, Head: Communications
Tel: 082 373 1169