Universal Health Coverage is the greatest gift a country can give its people. We all have a responsibility to make it a success. This was evident in the UHC roundtable discussions by the leadership of the Healthcare & Life Sciences sector, held on 5th December 2016 KPMG Wanooka Office Johannesburg. Leaders across Africa came together to discuss and debate the potential scenarios that unfolds the healthcare system, given the current forces at play, in order to provide a consolidate view and a voice on what is believed is the optimal path we should follow to unlock better healthcare for all South Africans.
Discussions were held around gaining access across-sectorial view of the major risks and opportunities that our market holds for your business, contributing to a growing voice of national expertise who seek to build a stronger healthcare system in our country and connecting to colleagues, partners, advisors, clients, suppliers, regulators and other thought leaders in the industry.
Today, the healthcare sector stand at the intersection between circumstance, history, ideology and reality. Our actions or our failure to act, will determine the health and wellbeing of many future generations of South Africans, the future economic performance of our country and the extent to which we overcome our current challenges, inequalities and divisions. The event was graced by Anna van Poucke, Head of Health KPMG the Netherlands and Dr Amit Thakker, Chairman of Africa Healthcare Federation as speakers.