Free State Department Budget for 2017-18


Increasing life expectancy through health system effectiveness, driving system change and ensuring sustainable quality services.


By creating a value driven institution that inculcates operational efficiency and accountability in delivering desired outcomes effectively.

Core functions

The Free State Department of Health provides comprehensive health care services, which include the prevention of disease, health promotion, curative and rehabilitative services to the community. The Department delivers an integrated comprehensive level I to IV health care service to the Free State population as well as persons visiting the province. In terms of co-operative agreement, certain level II, III and IV services are also delivered to Northern Cape residents and Lesotho citizens.

The services of the Department are geared at achieving Outcome 2, “Long and healthy life for all South Africans”, which constitutes the Negotiated Service Delivery Agreement (NSDA) for the health sector: For the health sector to achieve this outcome, key interventions to improve life expectancy will include, addressing the social determinants of health; promoting health; as well as reducing the burden of disease from both Communicable Diseases and Non-Communicable Diseases

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