Transport Policy for Health Services in the Public Health Sector - Lessons Learned from a Study of the Impact on Health Services of Public-Private Partnership for Transport in the Eastern Cape
Adequate and appropriate vehicles are essential for health service delivery. These are required for transport and transfer of patients from community to health facilities and between levels of health care delivery of essential equipment, medicines and other supplies to point of service delivery transport of health workers for supervisory visits, to attend meetings and training sessions and for administrative purposes.
Lessons for district managers in strengthening district management.In some provinces, district management teams are being appointed. In others, interim district management structures are in place. Now is the time to ensure that their activities are geared towards improving service delivery, rather than their becoming snowed under by bureaucratic tasks.