n South African Medical Journal - South Africa needs more doctors and dentists : editorials

Volume 101, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The debate on the staffing of South Africa's health care system is old, and the issues have changed very little over the past 30 years. It may seem incredible that, with so much debate over such a protracted period, there's so little improvement in human resources for health in the country. What more can one add to the discussion than to lament our collective failure? Why is it that other developing countries with far lower per capita GDP have such radically better indicators of health?

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