oa South African Family Practice - SAFP newsroom

Volume 47, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2005;47(6) ? July 2005 Health financing inequities spelt out in Health Charter Latest figures indicate that the state spends some R33.2 billion on healthcare for 38 million people. "The private sector spends some R43 billion servicing seven million people, " Minister of Health, Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang added when presenting the draft Health Charter to interested parties in mid-July. She also made the point that about 39% of total health care funds in South Africa flow through the public sector financing intermediaries (primarily the national, provincial and local departments of health). About 60% is channeled through private intermediaries. ..

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