Department of Health (National): Overview | Western Cape Government

Department of Health (National): Overview

The vision of the Department of Health is to create a caring and humane society in which all South Africans have access to affordable, good quality health care. To this end, the Department aims to:
  • Consolidate and build on the achievements of the past five years in improving access to health care for all and reducing inequity.
  • Focus on working in partnership with other stakeholders to improve the quality of care of all levels of the health system, especially preventive and promote health
  • Improve the overall efficiency of the health care delivery system.

Some of the health issues that have been prioritised by the Department are:

  • AIDS
  • Cholera
  • Tobacco
  • Malaria
  • TB.


The content on this page was last updated on 20 August 2013