The Critical Dialogues began with an introductory panel with the Tekano Chief Executive, Lebo Ramafoko in conversation with Dr Tracey Naledi, Tekano Board Chairperson. This conversation cemented the themes of the day and provided an opportunity for Ms Ramafoko and Dr Naledi to welcome participants and to set the scene and context for the Critical Dialogues in relation to the history of Tekano and its strategic goals in attainment of health equity.