oa South African Medical Journal - Another law change prevents proper healthcare delivery : izindaba

Volume 105, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



A year-old amendment to the Births and Deaths Registration Act, making the cause of death confidential to all but Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) officials, has effectively torpedoed mortality surveillance for public health planning in the Western Cape.

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