SAAHIP’s reaction to disrupted service delivery in North West province

  • Editorial Office PSSA


The North West province of South Africa experienced ongoing protests, many of them violent, during April and May 2018. Healthcare services, including supply of medicines, were seriously disrupted. As more and more reports of the problems experienced were received, SAAHIP issued two media releases. It also offered to assist in arranging state medicine deliveries to private sector facilities that, unlike the medicine depots, were not being made inaccessible by strike action. As a result of the media releases, the chairperson of the North West branch of SAAHIP, Yvette Joubert, was invited to appear on the SABC 2 Health Talk television show.