CANSA Supports MERAN’s Presentation to KZN Legislature (Health Portfolio Committee): Cancer Crisis in KZN
30th May 2017: The KZN Health Portfolio Committee will be meeting in Pietermaritzburg.
MERAN (Medical Rights Advocacy Network) have been invited to present at this meeting and engage on the ongoing unacceptable state of cancer care in KZN, and find ways to address these challenges.
They have invited Cancer Alliance to prepare a submission as part of MERAN’s presentation, and the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) has been afforded the opportunity to share our portfolio of evidence relating to KZN treatment access and patient experiences.
Cara Noble (previous Divisional Services Manager: KZN) and Lisa Strydom (Divisional Manager: KZN) was there to represent CANSA and the Cancer Alliance, and they will be attending along with cancer Survivors.
Representatives from CHOC will also be present at the meeting.
This will be the start of an ongoing dialogue with stakeholders and an opportunity to work together to find solutions to the challenging problems facing KZN healthcare delivery. Read memorandum for details…
- 2015 to 2017: CANSA’s previous efforts to address this important mattter…
- Article New Age KZN May 2017: Cancer Treatment Concerns (CANSA adds weight to concerns around treatment and lack of machines)
- June 2017: CANSA Interview with CNN re SA’s Cancer Doctor Shortage Crisis and related media articles