South Africa

South Africa, the southernmost country on the African continent, has a population of 54.5 million people and a life expectancy at birth of 59 years (male) and 66 years (female). Since 2012, South Africa has been in the process of significantly reorganizing its health system to implement a National Health Insurance Fund as well as develop and roll out National Core Standards to benchmark and regulate quality of care by provincial health authorities. South Africa’s National Department of Health Strategic Plan 2015-2020 inscribes itself within the country’s National Development Plan Vision for 2030, published in 2011. The UHC Partnership, which South Africa joined in January 2016, is providing expertise and facilitating policy dialogue to support this transition. You can access important country documents by clicking here.

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