Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa (BHF) supports the progress made by the Minister to accelerate efforts towards action to enable the success of NHI implementation
21 June 2018
The Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa (BHF) has welcomed progress made towards universal healthcare for all citizens with the proposed amendments to the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill and the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill as announced by the Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi.
The BHF represents 45 medical aid schemes, administrators and managed care organisations in South Africa and an additional 23 medical aid schemes across southern Africa, namely in Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi, Lesotho and Swaziland.
“As an industry representative body, we support the intention and action aimed at ensuring that the greater population of the country receives quality healthcare,” says Dr Ali Hamdulay, Chairperson of the BHF Southern Africa.
“We are committed to the NHI as a vehicle that will enable the country to achieve universal health coverage, not just for the 8.9 million lives covered in private healthcare but the 56 million lives of our entire population,” says Dr Hamdulay.