1 hour 30 mins
To help us to:
- Grapple with health as a public good
- Consider countries where health as a public good is being achieved or eroded
- Reflect on advancing health equity in South Africa and the possible achievement of health as a public good
Group work: Are there examples of countries striving to have health as a public good?
1. Watch the video assigned to your group: There are three Brazilian, Rwandan and Cuban health videos. In this session you will watch one. Do make time to watch the others overnight! We will be watching them to compare what we learn from these countries health approaches as compared to the local health system that each of us is located in, and that we have begun looking into more deeply between Module 1 and 2. These are the country videos:
- Cuba (35 mins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-eeRTkkwm0
- Brazil (20 mins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFOtGletr6o
- Rwanda (20 mins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gv_uzIFmI8
2. Engage the following questions in your group: Take 15 minutes to answer the questions below. While you are answering in the group, each Fellow should be remembering their own community research from between Modules 1 and2 as we will consider these in a plenary discussion shortly. Be ready to have one Fellow present your responses in a maximum of five minutes:
- What does this video tell us about health care as a public good?
- What are the systemic issues undermining health as a public good in South Africa today?
- What would a just and quality (public good) health system in South Africa look like?
What will it take for South Africa to shift in this direction?
Plenary: What would it take to have health as a Public Good in your community?
We’ll have a conversation in plenary facilitated by one Fellow who volunteers to moderate the discussion. We’ll hear from those who want to share their reflections on:
So what will it take to have health as a public good in your community?