NHI white paper: the good and the bad

A child walks past a canal in Masiphumelele. The authors warn that the social determinants of health have to be addressed. Photo by Masixole Feni.

Socio-economic inequity underpins inequities in health and access to health care. Forty-four percent of all health care spending is concentrated in the private sector, which serves only 16% of the population.