Health

KwaZulu-Natal Department Budget for 2016-17

Vision

The vision of the Department of Health is: Optimal health for all persons in KwaZulu-Natal.

Mission Statement

The department’s mission statement is: To develop and implement a sustainable, co-ordinated, integrated and comprehensive health system at all levels, based on the primary health care approach through the district health system, to ensure universal access to health care.

Core functions

  • The main purpose of the department is to develop and implement a sustainable, co-ordinated, integrated and comprehensive health system based on the primary health care approach, which encompasses promotive, curative, rehabilitative, supportive and palliative care. This is guided by the principles of accessibility, equity, quality and efficiency, sustainability, community participation, appropriate technology, and inter-governmental and inter-sectoral collaboration.
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