Health

National Department Budget for 2016-17

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.

Mandate

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).

Budgeted spending by sub-programme for each programme

Each chart shows the budgeted spending by each sub-programme of that programme.

Administration
HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Maternal and Child Health
Health Regulation and Compliance Management
Hospitals, Tertiary Health Services and Human Resource Development
National Health Insurance, Health Planning and Systems Enablement
Primary Health Care Services

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

Each chart shows the budgeted spending by economic classification under that Programme.

Administration
HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Maternal and Child Health
Health Regulation and Compliance Management
Hospitals, Tertiary Health Services and Human Resource Development
National Health Insurance, Health Planning and Systems Enablement
Primary Health Care Services

Budgeted spending by programme for Economic Classification items

Each chart shows the budgeted spending of each Programme under that Economic Classification.

Current payments - Compensation of employees
Current payments - Goods and services
Payments for capital assets - Buildings and other fixed structures
Payments for capital assets - Machinery and equipment
Transfers and subsidies - Departmental agencies and accounts
Transfers and subsidies - Higher education institutions
Transfers and subsidies - Non-profit institutions
Transfers and subsidies - Provinces and municipalities
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