National Department Budget for 2015-16

Vote purpose

Provide leadership and coordination of health services to promote the health of all people in South Africa through an accessible, caring and high quality health system based on the primary health care approach.


The Department of Health derives its mandate from the National Health Act (2003), which requires the department to provide a framework for a structured uniform health system within South Africa. The act sets out the functions of the three levels of government as they relate to health services. The department contributes directly to achieving the government outcome that calls for a long and healthy life for all South Africans (outcome 2).

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