The National Health Act : A Guide by Mieke Krynauw, Umunyana Rugege
Siber Ink, South Africa. Siber Ink, South Africa
Soft cover, 190 pages
In 2003 the National Health Act (NHA) was passed by Parliament to give effect to the right of everyone to have access to health care services. This right is guaranteed by section 27 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, which places express obligations on the state to progressively realise rights of access to health care services within in its available resources. This book provides the latest information on laws, policies and court judgments that affect the right to health services and will be useful to users of health care services, health care providers, students, lawyers and others. It aims to make the NHA more accessible to people who use health care services and to empower them to demand the full implementation of their rights under the NHA and the Constitution. This guide to the NHA is a joint publication by Siber Ink in conjunction with SECTION27.