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National Health Act, 2003 (Act No. 61 of 2003)


National Health Insurance Policy towards Universal Health Coverage

Chapter 3 : Problem Statement

3.3 Structural problems in the health system


52. In addition to the high burden of disease, there are other challenges facing the health system. These are to a large extent as a consequence of the inability of the health system to effectively implement the six health systems building blocks of: (a) Leadership and governance; (b) Health care financing; (c) Health workforce; (d) Medical products and technologies; (e) Information and research; and (f) Service delivery.


3.3.1 Leadership and Governance

3.3.2 Service delivery challenges

3.3.3 Health workforce challenges

3.3.4 Availability of Medical Products and Technologies

3.3.5 Health care financing challenges