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HST: District Health Barometer
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The District Health Barometer is a comprehensive statistical and analytical resource providing an overall view of district health performance at the primary healthcare level, including hospitals. Covering 52 health districts in nine provinces, the Barometer is used as a resource by the NDoH to develop strategy, monitor district performance, and inform planning at national and provincial levels. This repository of the District Health Barometer is sorted by the most recently published date. Click on the title field to open the relevant publication.

  • 2020
  • 2019
    • Author:
      Naomi Massyn, Yogan Pillay, As
      Published by:
      Health Systems Trust
      Publication Date:
      2019-01-31
      This annual publication continues to provide policy makers, health care workers, planners, researchers, academics and other consumers of national health system information a unique overview of the performance of public ...
  • 2018
  • 2017
    • Author:
      Naomi Massyn, Ashnie Padarath,
      Published by:
      Health Systems Trust
      Publication Date:
      2017-11-01
      Health Systems Trust is pleased to present the 12th edition of the District Health Barometer (DHB), which covers 52 districts and includes a total of 47 financial and health indicators, 11 of which are new....
  • 2016
    • Author:
      Naomi Massyn, Nazia Peer, René
      Published by:
      Health Systems Trust
      Publication Date:
      2016-01-10
      The District Health Barometer seeks to highlight, health system performance, inequities in health outcomes, and health-resource allocation and delivery, and to track the efficiency of healthcare delivery processes acros...
  • 2015
    • Author:
      Health Systems Trust
      Published by:
      Health Systems Trust
      Publication Date:
      2015-10-01
      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...
  • 2014
    • Author:
      Health Systems Trust
      Published by:
      Publication Date:
      2014-10-01
      Health Systems Trust is pleased to present this ninth edition of the District Health Barometer (DHB), the only publication of its kind in South Africa that offers comparative data of the different health services at......
  • 2013
    • Author:
      HST
      Published by:
      Publication Date:
      2013-10-01
      The District Health Barometer (DHB) is an annual overview of public health services in South Africa which has become an important planning and management resource for health service providers, managers, researchers and ...
  • 2011
    • Author:
      Health Systems Trust
      Published by:
      Health Systems Trust
      Publication Date:
      2011-03-01
      ​Seasoned health professionals are familiar with the example of a busload of passengers, each instructing the driver to​ go in a different direction and resulting in a stationary bus as the driver cannot decide which in...
  • 2009
    • Author:
      Health Systems Trust
      Published by:
      Health Systems Trust
      Publication Date:
      2009-01-01
      ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The District Health Barometer (DHB) provides an overview of the delivery of primary health care services in the public health sector across the provinces and districts in South Africa by means ...
  • 2008
    • Author:
      Health Systems Trust
      Published by:
      Health Systems Trust
      Publication Date:
      2008-01-01
      ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The District Health Barometer (DHB), was developed by the Health Systems Trust (HST) in response to a need for accessible management information in South Africa....
  • 2007
    • Author:
      Health Systems Trust
      Published by:
      Health Systems Trust
      Publication Date:
      2007-01-01
      ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The District Health Barometer project, continues to provide a tool for health managers to monitor progress and support the improvement of equitable provision of PHC and quality of district health in...
  • 2006
    • Author:
      Health Systems Trust
      Published by:
      Health Systems Trust
      Publication Date:
      2006-01-01
      This year, as with the pilot DHB year 1 report, which was published in 2005, the District Health Barometer endeavours to provide a tool that transforms routinely collected service level data, into information that leads...
  • 2005
    • Author:
      Health Systems Trust
      Published by:
      Health Systems Trust
      Publication Date:
      2005-01-01
      ​​​​​​​​​​​​The District Health Barometer (DHB) is a collection of health indicators which presents a snapshot of how well the health districts in South Africa provide primary health care to the population....