Written by on April 8, 2024

Written by: Lebohang Ndashe


On 7 April,  South Africa joined the global community in commemorating World Health Day, to raise awareness about the significance of addressing social determinants of health that influence access to quality health care.

Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla joined by several leaders including Gauteng MEC for Health and Wellness, Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko, and the representative of the World Health Organization Country Office, Dr Fabian Ndenzako will today, lead the World Health Day commemorative event at Winnie Mandela Clinic, Tembisa, Gauteng as part of health sector countrywide activities. The event themed: “My health, My right”, relates closely to the goal of universal health coverage that South Africa is pursuing.

The day is celebrated annually to emphasize the need for society to collaborate to address the most pressing health challenges facing the world today. There is a growing need for all sectors of society to work together to create social, physical, and economic environments that promote the attainment of full potential for health and well-being for all citizens.

The country continues to make strides to improve health status through the prevention of diseases and the promotion of healthy lifestyles and to consistently improve the healthcare delivery system by focusing on access, equity, efficiency, quality, and sustainability.

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