The theme for 2018 is:
“JUSTICE, EQUITY AND HEALTH”
The Gauteng Mental Health Marathon Project (Life Esidimeni Tragedy) has highlighted the lack of access not only to clinical and technical resources for our patients, but also to ethical practice and care. Equity considerations include the promise of our much anticipated NHI and whether or not progressive universalism will be a reality in light of the current context.
- Mr Pravin Gordhan
Mr Gordhan served as the Minister of Finance twice: From 2009-2014, and again from December 2015 to March, 2017. He is currently a Member of Parliament.
- Professor Malegapuru Makgoba
Prof Makgoba is a leading South African immunologist, physician, public health advocate, academic and former vice-chancellor of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is the first Health Ombud in the country.
- Professor Elmi Muller
Prof Muller qualified in general surgery in 2004. Her pioneering work with disadvantaged people has changed the trajectory of many lives. She is the Head of the Transplantation Service at Groote Schuur Hospital as well as the Head of General Surgery at UCT.
DATE: 15 March 2018
VENUE: Public Health Auditorium, Wits Education Campus, Parktown
ETHICS CPD: 4