Health

Eastern Cape Department Budget for 2017-18

Vision

A qualtiy health service to the people of the Eastern Cape Province promoting a better life for all

Mission

To provide and ensure accessible comprhensive intergrated services in the Eastern Cape, emphasising the primary health care apporach, optimally utilising all resources to enable all its present and future generations to enjoy health and quality of life.

Core functions

The core functions and responsibilities of the department 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 aligned to the National Health System (NHS) 10-point plan, national and provincial legislative requirements and disease profiles; building the required capacity to oversee and manage health services in the province through:

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

  • Reducing morbidity andmortality due to communicable diseases and non-communicable illnesses and conditions by implementing high impact strategies to address prevention,detection,management and support at all levels of care.

Emergency Medical Services in the Eastern Cape 2005 – 2015
Data by Public Service Accountability Monitor
Budget Brief: Eastern Cape Department of Health 2014/15
Data by Public Service Accountability Monitor
Budget Analysis for Advancing Socioeconomic Rights
Data by Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute
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