oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Portfolio report 2006 : District Health System : forum



Extracted from text ... SA Pharmaceutical Journal - July 2006 22 FORUM SA Association of Hospital and Institutional Pharmacists The District Health System The DHS is an internationally recognised system of providing health care within a country, commonly implemented using the Primary Health Care approach and necessitating the introduction of concrete decentralisation processes within that country's health provision mechanisms. The essence of such a system is the moving of health care from a centralised, hospital-based curative service to a decentralised, community oriented health promoting service, managed by peripheral levels of government. In 1986, the WHO defined the DHS and PHC as follows: A district ..


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