District Health Barometer 2014/15

Naomi Massyn, Nazia Peer, Ashnie Padarath, Peter Barron, Candy Day
Publication Year: 
South Africa
Published by: 
Health Systems Trust
The annually published District Health Barometer (DHB) is designed and compiled to assist South Africa’s National Department of Health in making health and related information available for monitoring progress in health service delivery at district level.  
The Barometer provides current information on functioning and associated fluctuations in all the country’s health districts, describing performance over time in relation to previous years as well as between districts. Each edition highlights problem areas, data quality issues, sustained and notable progress, and aspects requiring deeper research into underlying factors contributing to the indicator values and trends.
This 10th edition of the DHB presents data on 44 indicators, with trend illustrations and health profiles for South Africa as a whole, the nine provinces and the 52 districts, as well as a chapter on the country’s burden of disease.  
As in previous years, a varied picture emerges in terms of the national profile. Significant gains are noted in the rates of stillbirth; early mother-to-child transmission of HIV; cure among new pulmonary smear-positive TB patients; couple year protection; women under age 18 delivering babies in hospital; case fatality among children under five years of age from diarrhoea with dehydration and from pneumonia; and antenatal clients initiated on ART. However, persistent challenges prevail with regard to the Caesarean section rate in district hospitals, the school Grade 1 screening coverage, the measles 2nd dose coverage, and the case fatality rate for severe acute malnutrition in children under five years of age.

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Definitions and Sources

Authors and Acknowledgements

List of Abbreviations

Foreword, Introduction and Overview

Access the online interactive data contained in the DHB 2014/15

Population maps of the 52 Districts in South Africa

Section A: Indicator Comparisons per programme by District

1 Finance

2 PHC Management

3 Management Inpatients

4 Delivery

5 PMTCT Indicators

6 Child Health

7 Immunisation

8 Reproductive Health

9 Tuberculosis

10 HIV

11 Non-communicable Diseases

12 Human Resources

13 Burden of disease

Section B: National and District Profiles

 14 South Africa

 15 Eastern Cape Province

 16 Free State Province

 17 Gauteng Province

 18 KwaZulu-Natal Province

 19 Limpopo Province

 20 Mpumalanga Province

 21 Northern Cape Province

 22 North West Province

 23 Western Cape Province