Parliament, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 – The Chairperson of the Select Committee on Health and Social Services, Ms Maurencia Gillion, said the theme for World Health Day has indeed shown the importance of accessing good-quality healthcare.
This year’s theme by the World Health Organization (WHO) for World Health Day 2021 is “Building a fairer, healthier world”, which indicates and states that the world is unequal.
Ms Gillion said the Covid-19 pandemic has clearly shown stark differences in that those from disadvantaged communities are less likely to have access to good healthcare services.
Ms Gillion said the pandemic has brought a painful reminder to us all South Africans that we need healthcare reforms to ensure access to universal healthcare coverage, so that everyone is able to access good-quality healthcare services so that no one is left behind because of their financial situation.
ISSUED BY THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION SERVICES ON BEHALF OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES, MS MAURENCIA GILLION.
For media enquiries or interviews with the Chairperson, please contact the committee’s Media Officer:
Name: Yoliswa Landu (Ms)
Parliamentary Communication Services
Tel: 021 403 8438
Cell: 081 497 4694
- Our Parliament
- About Parliament
- What Parliament does
- National Assembly
- National Council of Provinces
- Constituency Work
- Ethics and Member's Interests
- Role of Parliamentary Committees
- Parliament Art
- Visiting Parliament
- Contact Us
- Our People
- Presiding Officers
- Members of Parliament
- Business Of Parliament
- Parliament Programme
- Questions and Replies
- Parliamentary Papers
- Parliamentary Budget Office
- Office on Institutions Supporting Democracy
- Have Your Say