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Taking Part

​​​​​The HST Conference 2018 is designed to be an inclusive gathering by drawing in diverse participants and sources of knowledge with a shared vision of finding solutions to improve health systems and the nation's health. 

Therefore the Conference is open to all those who work in and around South Africa's and the region's health system, including:



  • National and provincial departments of health
  • Local and international funders
  • Health consultants
  • Academics from training institutions
  • Health planners
  • District health managers​
  • Hospital managers
  • Health Systems Trust (HST) staff
  • Public and private sector healthcare workers (district and facility based)
  • Policy and decision makers within national, provincial and district health department structures
  • Civil society groups
  • Non-profit and community based organisations, and community members of facility governance structures
  • Public health researchers, educators and schools of public health
  • Private health sector
  • Inter-sectoral government departments
  • Regional representatives from Ministries of Health in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), parliamentary portfolios and diplomatic missions
  • Participants from neighbouring countries
  • Media​