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  1. A district health service in Khayelitsha : panacea or pipedream ?

    Article - En anglais

    Kayelitsha is an underserviced, largely informal urban settlement on the edge of Cape Town.

    It is home to some 350 000 people.

    This paper maintains that a district health service would be beneficial in Khayelitsha.

    Advantages include (i) the integration and co-ordination of services with coherent management of health care; (ii) the ability to prioritise and act on problems with the full range of preventive and curative measures as well as intersectoral support; and (iii) the accountability of health providers.

    Some of the steps then towards the initiation of a district health service are illustrated in a discussion of the recent changes in health service structures in Kayelitsha.

    There are many obstacles to the implementation of a formal district health service and these are discussed briefly.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Soin santé primaire, Politique sanitaire, Organisation, Homme, Résultat, République Sud Africaine, Afrique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, Primary health care, Health policy, Organization, Human, Result, South Africa, Africa

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0653614

    Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.