Health Systems Trust publishes the District Health Barometer 2015/2016

Produced annually since 2005, the publication seeks to highlight, health system performance, inequities in health outcomes, and health-resource allocation and delivery, and to track the efficiency of healthcare delivery processes across all provinces and districts in South Africa.

Over the years, the DHB has become an important planning and management resource for health service providers, managers, researchers and policy-makers. This year, the DHB contains 44 indicators, with trend illustrations and health profiles across South Africa’s nine provinces and 52 health districts. It also includes a chapter on the burden of disease, as well as seven additional indicators, as follows:

The 2015/16 DHB paints a mixed picture in the national profile; however, significant gains were noted in more areas compared to previous years:

Areas for improvement are:




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