Gauteng Department of health

Improve the quality of health and well-being of all people

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Overview

The mission of the Gauteng Department of Health is to provide excellent, integrated health services in partnership with stakeholders and contribute towards the reduction of poverty, vulnerability and the burden of disease in all communities in Gauteng.

The core mandate of the Department is to improve the health status of the population, improve health services, secure better value for money, ensure effective organisation, and provide integrated services and programmes that promote and protect healthy, quality and sustainable livelihoods for poor, vulnerable and marginalised groups in society.

The Department’s strategic goals are improved health and well-being, with an emphasis on vulnerable groups; reduction in the rate of new HIV infections by 50% in youth, adults and babies, and reduction in the number of deaths from TB and AIDS by 20%; increased efficiency of service implementation; human capital management and development for better health outcomes; and organisational excellence.

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