n South African Medical Journal - Health policies and practice : can disease control priorities improve health systems performance in South Africa? : forum

Volume 100, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Improving health systems performance in order to achieve good health care outcomes and meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has received increased global attention. Using the World Health Organization (WHO)'s framework on health system strengthening, an overview is presented of key aspects of performance of the South African (SA) health system that are likely to impact on the Disease Control Priorities (DCP) initiative.

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