South African Health Review 2018

South African Health Review 2018

Health Systems Trust

The South African Health Review 2018 is now available and can be downloaded from Health Systems Trust’s website, either in its entirety or by individual chapter.

Each chapter is also accompanied by a “Kwik Skwiz” - a two-page summary of the key issues and findings relating to that particular topic.

This year’s edition focuses on human resources for health - particularly innovative and practical solutions for ensuring adequate human resources in preparation for National Health Insurance (NHI). The SAHR was purposefully released today, on Universal Health Coverage Day, as the publication also emphasises the need for sustainable progress in staffing the health sector if we are to achieve universal health coverage.

Key health systems issues explored in the 2018 edition include:

  • The impact of the environment on our food choices, as well as  links between geographic proximity to fast food outlets and non-communicable diseases
  • The “Life Esidimeni” tragedy and its implications for UHC and mental health services  in South Africa
  • What an overall quality-of-care framework might do to reduce the gap between policy and implementation of quality improvements
  • Surveillance systems to prevent communicable diseases in light of the recent South African listeriosis outbreak
  • Whether community health workers are effective in delivering primary health services and whether they could form part of the solution to the human resources shortage

In addition to these topical chapters you will be able to access the annual health indicators chapter, this time accompanied by a visual representation of the key issues and trends in the form of an infographic.

Access the South African Health Review 2018 here.

View each chapter’s Kwik Skwiz here.

Read the media release here.

December 13, 2018
Year of publication
Resource types
Programmatic guidance, Reports and Fact sheets
South African Health Review, human resources for health, health systems, quality of care, universal health coverage (UHC), community health workers (CHWs), primary health services

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