Childhood Obesity and Lifestyle Management

In South Africa, one of the primary nutrition issues facing the population is that of underweight children as a result of undernutrition. Successive national surveys have since shown a decrease in undernourishment in children. At the same time, however, the prevalence of chronic overnourishment is growing progressively. Childhood overnourishment is a complex disease, with a…

NHI Part 2: What is South Africa‘s National Health Insurance project?

Read Part 1 here: https://theallegrasolution.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/nhi-part-1/ How will it affect those with medical aids (community-rated health insurance)? The view from the white paper is that medical aids in the future will only be an additional voluntary cover and that most of the cover currently provided by the medical aids will be replaced by the NHI fund. Where…

NHI Part 1: What is South Africa‘s National Health Insurance project?

What is National Health Insurance? National Health Insurance (NHI) is a health financing system that is designed to pool funds to provide access to quality, affordable personal health services for all South Africans, based on their health needs and irrespective of their socioeconomic status. NHI is a massive reorganisation of the current health care system,…