Health budgets for primary health facilities

This helpdesk response aimed to discover what the recommended proportion of an annual national health budget in sub-Saharan Africa is for the maintenance of primary health facilities. From both a rapid review of the evidence available and from correspondence with experts in public health financing, it is clear that no such recommendation exists. In light… Read more

Primary health care versus specialist services

Health workforce skills mix data were only available on a small selection of countries. Analysing skills mix and health outcome data does not show a clear relationship. There are many other factors contributing to health outcomes. The data presented in the report are more usefully considered on a country by country basis. In low and… Read more

Revitalising Primary Health Care in the Eastern Cape

This document reviews progress with the implementation of a new model for Primary Health Care in the Eastern Cape Province. It finds the Eastern Cape Department of Health (ECDoH) has embraced global best practice and sought to give effect to the national public healthcare policy (PHC) policy and the inclusion of maternal, child and women’s… Read more