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South African Health Minister Pledges Support for Medical Professional Employment

todayFebruary 6, 2024

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SA’s Health Minister Joe Phaahla commits to employing medical professionals, including doctors completing community service, emphasizing efforts to fund vacant positions in underserved areas. With 564 medical officer posts filled since October, additional advertisements are planned. Despite funding constraints, the minister highlights a steady increase in health professional employment and calls for a review of the current system to enhance funding and reduce workload pressures. The commitment reflects ongoing efforts to strengthen the healthcare workforce.

Written by: Leonard Witbeen

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