The South African Health Reforms 2015-2020: The Road Ahead

13 Feb 2023
13 Feb 2023
SA Health Reforms

ISBN 978-0-6397-2368-6

This is a case study covering the Government of South Africa’s efforts to deliver on the expectations brought by the onset of democracy, the HIV epidemic as well as respond to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

The book has brought together for each chapter a mix of policy makers and implementers to work with academics and researchers. This effort by 78 contributors aims to strengthen the links between research, evidence, and policy and improve the role of science in implementation.

“The analysis and recommendations that have come from this huge effort, involving so many commentators, experts, managers and policy-makers will surely assist us on the road to achieving the country’s ambitious goals.” Dr Joe Phaahla, Minister of Health, Government of South Africa

“The publication serves as a valuable reference for researchers, managers and policy makers alike ….. recommended to all with an interest in healthcare in South Africa and elsewhere.” Professor Craig Househam, Book Review

The book was launched in South Africa in September (see The South Africa health reforms: 2015 – 2020. The Road Ahead) and had a session dedicated to it at the 2022 Health Systems Research Symposium in Bogota, Colombia.

A free e-version of the book is available to read on The South African Health Reform 2015-2020. The Road Ahead by Academic Advance - Issuu

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