President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead a high-level government delegation to the 2nd Presidential Health Summit to be held on Thursday and Friday, 4 and 5 May 2023, at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg, Gauteng.

President Ramaphosa will deliver the keynote address on the second day of the Summit.

The Summit brings together key stakeholders from various constituencies within the health sector, to review the implementation of interventions agreed to during the first Summit held in 2018.

The Summit also aims to assess the performance of the health system against the Presidential Health Compact that was signed by the President and all social partners in 2019, committing social partners to a five-year program to improve healthcare services in the country.

The Summit will also serve as a platform for government to assess the readiness of the health system to implement National Health Insurance (NHI).

Details of the Summit are as follows:

DAY ONE

Date: Thursday, 04 May 2023
Time: 08h30 – 17h00
Venue: Birchwood Conference Centre

DAY TWO

Date: Friday, 05 May 2023
Time: 13h00 – 15h00 (President Ramaphosa to speak at 13h20)
Venue: Birchwood Conference Centre

Members of the media wishing to cover the Summit should register online and provide their names and ID/Passport numbers by 18h00 on Wednesday, 03 May 2023 (today), through the following link: https://tinyurl.com/3cjfp38x

Please RSVP to Howard Kgoa on 076 374 0314 / Howard.kgoa@health.gov.za.

Media enquiries: Vincent Magwenya , Spokesperson to the President – 27 82 835 6315