n Local Government Bulletin - The district health system




Extracted from text ... LOCAL GOVERNMENT BULLETIN 9 The District Health System National policy National health policy for a DHS emphasises the delivery of PHC services through a municipality-based DHS, and the creation of 53 health districts aligned to the boundaries of the district and metropolitan municipalities. PHC services are the responsibility of the provincial government, with the exception of 'municipal health services' (MHS), which are a local government responsibility, as prescribed in the Constitution. However, while the Act does not confer PHC services on municipalities, the vision is for these services to be decentralised, through service level agreements with the District or ..


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