The discussions were opened with a request from the National Department of Health for input from members of the list for a meeting to be held between the National Minister of Health and the National Minister of Provincial and Local Government. Their discussions will be centred on
The Initiative for Sub-District Support (ISDS) was established as a program of the Health Systems Trust (HST) in 1996. At that time it was recognized that the newly democratic elected government had embarked on major health systems reform with emphasis on the implementation of a National District Health System (DHS) and that whilst there were &lsquogood&rsquo health systems policies, the implementation of these policies to improve quality of care needed support.
The public health sector is the main provider of primary health care (PHC) services in South Africa. It is important that these services are provided in an equitable, effective and efficient manner. Good informationand data are essential in making such an assessment. The 2003 PHC Facility Survey (like earlier surveys undertaken in 1997, 1998 and 2000), contributes to this endeavour by describing the status of South Africas PHC services. Background and Methodology
Background and Methodology
15 September 2000
Issues that were debated over the past weeks were:
An easy-to-read, 16-page, A5 booklet - a brief summary of the more detailed 80 page report is also available.