oa CSIR Science Scope - Building towards green and effective healthcare infrastructure : built environment
Health outcomes and service delivery are profoundly affected by the built infrastructure that supports them. Disease burdens and service response - which shape health buildings - change over time. Furthermore, these buildings are also required to be environmentally friendly and sustainable despite severe resource constraints in the public health sector. Taking these challenges into account, the CSIR has helped to develop norms, standards and guidelines to support the Department of Health in managing and expanding South Africa's public healthcare facilities in an efficient and sustainable way.
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