Building the next 20 years of healthcare
on a solid foundation of health system strengthening
This is the start of an eight-part series that will demonstrate the value to be gained by focusing on each of the building blocks in the context of South Africa’s healthcare reform
This is the start of an eight-part series that will demonstrate the value to be gained by focusing on each of the building blocks in the context of South Africa’s healthcare reform, as suggested by the National Development Plan that brings together all stakeholders of the healthcare system and their partners, such as social development, donors and business. Each insert will provide potential solutions to the major challenges, lessons to be learnt from past experiences and opportunities to be gained by embarking on this journey and will culminate in how each of the building blocks must be harmonised to realise the synergies.
By focusing on the South African healthcare environment, there is a focus to create a healthcare system that is required to deliver against its National Development Plan mandate. This starts with integrating the Department of Health’s strategy planning framework with the National Development Plan and cascading this integrated strategy to the various provinces.
The intention is to rally all leaders in a call to action to adopt the very essence of the National Development Plan, to make it their own and to reform, in camaraderie, the healthcare system for
the next 20 years.