oa South African Health Review - Foreword
The year 2000 was a significant one in terms of developments affecting the health sector. Local Government elections in December heralded the beginning of the final stage of the transformation of Local Government, paving the way for the full implementation of the District Health System. The National Health Accounts were undertaken, providing an overview of financing and expenditure in both private and public sector care. And, as can be evidenced by the frequent references to HIV/AIDS in many chapters of this Review, the impact of the epidemic began to be felt in almost every aspect of the health system.
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