THE SCIENCE INSIDE - Implementing the NHI Bill

The Department of Health has set up a R500-billion fund for the implementation of the highly contested National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, which will give the majority of South Africans access to quality healthcare. However, many ask where will the money come from and how will it work, we find out from the Head of Health at SECTION27, Sasha Stevenson.

On unscience, we find out why a healthy diet is detrimental to one’s vision, as researchers from the University of Bristol examine cases of patients with unexplained vision impairment due to a poor diet.

Lastly, we hear from Professor Andrew Briggs, who is a health economist from the University of Glasgow, as he speaks about a similar financing system in the UK, the National Institute for Health Care Excellence (NICE) has worked and the lessons SA can take away from their experience.