oa South African Health Review - Building the skills base to implement the district health system : human resources

Volume 2005 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1025-1715



This chapter explores how skills requirements have shifted over the past ten years in light of the introduction of the District Health System, what skills are now needed for successful, high-quality service delivery at district level, how the drain of skills is impacting on the health system, what progress we have made in ensuring that health workers, planners and managers, feel confident to render such services, and in which areas skills development needs to be strengthened.

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