Health Systems Trust
This report is intended primarily for health managers in KwaZulu-Natal, and all those involved in the collection of ReHMIS data. The information was obtained from ReHMIS, a health management information system implemented by the KwaZulu-Natal ReHMIS team. Data was collected from all health facilities (public and private),and related to available resources, and the nature and extent of services rendered. As standardised national definitions were used, the information is comparable across regions and across provinces in South Africa. Background information about KwaZulu-Natal relates to boundaries, populations and administration. Maps and tables of population distribution are provided as reference material. The report is placed in the context of decentralisation, the move toward equity, reorientation to primary health care and the health priorities of the Reconstruction and Development Programme, as these are the prime tasks facing managers.