This report on the Western Cape Health Consultative workshop is the 3rd of nine provincial reports that documents an initial conceptualization of citizen values on national health system reform.
It took place from 23 to 24 August 2010 in Cape Town. Approximately 55 participants from each of the 5 District municipalities and the Cape Metro were represented. Participants were chosen on the basis of geographic and sectoral representation. Attendees were sent by community based organisations (such as paralegal advice offices); health affiliated organisations and NGO’s.
- View the full report of the Western Cape Consultative Workshop
- View the presentation "The Right to Health" by Professor Leslie London (Head of the UCT School of Public Health and Family Medicine)
- View the presentation "Performance of the South Africa Health System: Key Issues" - by Veloshnee Govender - Health Economics Unit (HEU) - University of Cape Town (UCT) (note: 4Mb File)
- View the presentation "Health and Health Services in the Western Cape: Key Issues" - by Elroy Paulus - (Black Sash)
- View our image gallery of the Western Cape Workshop
What some participants said about the Consultative Workshop:
"On behalf of our communities, please allow me this opportunity to commend you and Your Team for a job WELL DONE. Attending your two [day] workshop on health really and truly opened the door for our Community Health Committees to continue putting pressure on our Health Authorities to honour their commitment to deliver Quality Health Care Services to our communities. Your two day workshop really gave our communities hope for the future. Thank you very much for opening your doors for active community participation. It is really and truly greatly appreciated. I am very well aware of the fact that we cannot perform any miracles but your two day workshop have proved that when we all network, collaborate and join hands and commit ourselves to work together in harmony then our integrated intervention can make a meaningful difference in all our communities.....Yours in Health and Partnerships. Polly Jacobs, Belhar Subdistrict Health Forum - Western Cape "Driven by concerns."