n South African Medical Journal - Breaching the chasm between what's law and what's done : izindaba

Volume 104, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



National and provincial health departments are failing dismally when it comes to meeting the minimum standards required of them by the Constitution, lacking precise plans to give effect to policy and legislation. They are also treacle-slow in passing laws vital to help them contain virulent diseases such as multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB).

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