Putting the health citizen 1st | 2018-03-21

Pushing the boundaries of the impossible

As healthcare systems around the world move towards achieving Universal Healthcare, much research has been performed on what needs to be done relating to policy evidence; however, efforts to move beyond the technical policy evidence towards action plans seem an impossible reality for many. Befittingly, this year’s conference theme is ‘Putting the health citizen first’ as we seek deeper understanding of what the next steps are for the industry to find alignment, action, and participation in driving implementation of systems that are equitable, affordable, and accessible to all ‘health citizens’. Our reality is that we are all serving a greater purpose, bigger than all of us, and that pushing the boundaries of what seems impossible will enable us to achieve access to quality, equitable and affordable healthcare for Africa.

SADC Healthcare Fraud Waste Abuse Indaba | 2018-03-07

In its effort to curb healthcare fraud, waste and abuse in the SADC region, the Healthcare Forensic Management Unit of the Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa (BHF), cordially invites you to the SADC Healthcare Fraud, Waste & Abuse Indaba, to be held on the 28th of March 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg from 09h00 – 16h00.

The purpose of this Indaba is to offer a unique opportunity for professionals in the SADC to develop and strengthen their Anti-Fraud Framework Policies, using the South African Healthcare Forensic Management Unit (HFMU) as a case study. We strongly recommend that each organisation send representatives who are au fait with both the strategic objectives as well as operation management of their organisation.  Programme is accessible here.

Details of the SADC Healthcare Fraud, Waste & Abuse Indaba are as follows:


Wednesday, 28 March 2018.


09h00– 16h00 (Registration opens 08h30)


Crowne Plaza Hotel | Kwacha room


Click here to RSVP, Kindly respond by 26 March 2018.  


BHF members  - (Complimentary)

BHF Non-members – R700 Including VAT


The Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa (BHF) is hiring!

The Stakeholder Relations & Communications department at BHF is currently seeking people to fill the following positions (click on the links below to view the adverts):

Were the seeds of 2017 sown in 2007?

According to PwC’s Health Research Institute’s annual report ‘Top health industry issues of 2017, A year of uncertainty and opportunity’ – patient-centrism, consumer choice, quality, affordability – are hallmarks of the pivot toward value-based care, one of the most powerful forces reshaping the industry.

Alarming statistics regarding newborns

UNICEF has warned that global deaths of newborn babies remain high, particularly in poor countries with the Central African Republic, Somalia, Lesotho, Guinea-Bissau, South Sudan, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Chad among the worst places to give birth.