National Public Health Institute of South Africa Bill

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Submissions are now closed (since 16 November 2018)

NCOP Social Services

The Select Committee on Social Services invites you to submit written comments on the National Public Health Institute of South Africa Bill [B16B-2017]

The Amendment Bill seeks to:
▪ provide for the establishment of the National Public Health Institute of South Africa in order to coordinate, and where appropriate to conduct, disease and injury surveillance;
▪provide for specialised public health services, public health interventions, training and research directed towards the major health challenges affecting the population of the Republic; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Comments can be emailed to Ms Marcelle Williams at mawilliams@parliament.gov.za by no later than 12:00 on Friday, 16 November 2018.

Enquiries can be directed to  Ms Marcelle Williams on tel (021) 403 3799 or cell 083 709 8451


Issued by MP Dlamini, Ms LC, Chairperson: Select Committee on Social Services.


Background
The Bill seeks to establish the National Public Health Institute of South Africa (‘‘the NAPHISA’’) as a juristic person. The aim of the NAPHISA is to coordinate and, where appropriate, to conduct disease and injury surveillance and provide specialised public health services, public health interventions, training and research directed towards the major health challenges affecting the population of the Republic. There are pockets of excellence of communicable and non-communicable disease surveillance systems in South Africa. These systems are managed by different institutions and there is a lack of unified institutional capacity for providing coordinated and integrated disease and injury surveillance data. The NAPHISA will be used as a vehicle to provide coordinated and integrated disease and injury surveillance data in the Republic and to enhance the effectiveness of health systems


 

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