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Type Journal Article - South African Health Review 2005
Title Strategic priorities for the national health system (2004-2009) contributions towards building a model development state in South Africa
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2005
Page numbers 2-15
URL http://www.healthlink.org.za/uploads/files/sahr05_chapter1.pdf
This chapter assesses the contribution of the 10 strategic priorities selected by the National Health Council for 2004-09 in building a developmental state in South Africa. These priorities include: (1) improve governance and management of the National Health System; (2) promote healthy lifestyles; (3) contribute towards human dignity by improving quality of care; (4) improve management of communicable and noncommunicable diseases; (5) strengthen primary health care, emergency medical services and hospital service delivery systems; (6) strengthen support services; (7) human resource planning, development and management; (8) planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation; (9) prepare and implement legislation; and (10) strengthen international relations. The roles of the different spheres of government and the capacity of the state are also discussed.

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