n South African Medical Journal - Executive summary

Supplement 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



South Africa has faced many challenges over the past two decades, accomplishing profound positive changes in the social structure and government of the nation. This has not yet fully translated into better health for the population, however, particularly the poorest segment. In fact, the population has lost ground since the 1990s in virtually all important health indicators, leaving South Africa with a high burden of infectious disease.

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