Health

National Department Budget for 2018-19

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 that the department provides a framework for a structured and uniform health system for South Africa. The act sets out the responsibilities of the three levels of government in the provision of health services. The department contributes directly to the realisation of outcome 2 (a long and healthy life for all South Africans) of government’s 2014-2019 medium-term strategic framework.

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