National Public Health Institute of South Africa Bill [B16B – 2017]

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Submissions are now closed (since 16 November 2018)

Community Development (WCPP)

The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Community Development invites you to attend a public hearing on the National Public Health Institute of South Africa Bill [B16B – 2017] (NCOP) as part of its constitutional responsibilities.

The purpose of the Bill is 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.

The public hearing is arranged as follows:
 

Date

Venue

Time

Tuesday 13 November 2018

Chamber, Sixth floor, Western Cape Provincial Parliament, Provincial Legislature Building, 7 Wale Street, Cape Town

17:00
to
19:00


Written Submission can be emailed to Ms N Jamce at njamce@wcpp.gov.za by no later than Friday, 16 November 2018.

Enquiries can be directed to Ms N Jamce on tel (021) 487 1658


Issued by Ms LJ Botha, Chairperson; Standing Committee of Community Development



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.