Eastern Cape Department Budget for 2016-17


A quality health service to the people of the eastern cape province promoting a better life for all


To provide and ensure accessible comprehensive integrated services in the Eastern cape, emphasizing the primary health care approach, optimally utilising all resources to enable all its present and future generation to enjoy health and quality of life

Core functions and responsibilities

the core fuctions and responsibilities of the department which are aligned to the national and provincial priorities including; overhauling the provincial healthcare system by implementing and sustaining an evidence and results-based provincial health system which is alligned to the natioanl health system (NHS) 10-pointpaln, national and provincial legislative requirements and disease profiles. building the required capacity to oversee and manage health services in the province through:

  • improving the quality and continuum of primary healthcare(including community-based and hospital services) by implementing a resourced package of services and improving clinical governance systems andprocess; and

  • reducing morbidity due to communicate diseases and non-communicable illness and conditions by impliminting high impact strategies to adress prevention, detection , management and support at all levels of care

the strategic objective are in line with the implementation of the national and provincial development plan (NDP), the medium term strategic framework(2014-1019), the ministers negotiated service delivary agreement (NSDA) and , national health council priorities