SA’s healthcare system: eight steps that would get it on the right track

Much needs to be done to improve governance of the South African health system

08 July 2024 - 22:16 By Lilian Dudley, Catherine Mathews, Flavia Senkubuge, Guinevere Lourens, Leslie London and Sharon Fonn

South Africa’s healthcare system suffers from widespread problems in its governance. A number of indicators point to this dysfunction. These include the large number of managers in acting positions, frequent changes in senior leadership, worse health outcomes than similarly resourced countries, and overall deterioration of morale and trust in the public health system...

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