oa Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine - Public–private partnerships in liver transplantation : a novel approach to equitable health-care delivery - commentary

Volume 1 Number 3
  • ISSN : 2618-0189
  • E-ISSN: 2618-0197



The introduction of a system such as the National Health Insurance is borne of the intention to create and promote equitable and accessible health care. Health-care delivery within the South African context echoes the economic divide in the country, where access to private health service is primarily by the skilled, educated and affluent sector of the population, leaving the poor marginalized. Solid organ transplantation requires an extensive skill set as well as intense human, financial and institutional resources. As a consequence, transplantation centres in South Africa are restricted to a few centres of excellence. With regards to liver transplantation, there are only two transplant centres in the South Africa; Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre (WDGMC), a private academic hospital in Johannesburg, and the other, a public sector unit in Cape Town.

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