South African Health Review 2018

13 Dec 2018 - 09:00

We are thrilled to announce that the South African Health Review 2018 is now available. The publication can be downloaded from Health Systems Trust’s website, either in its entirety or by individual chapter.  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Chapters 1 – 14 of the SAHR 2018 are also available in​ a concise format as part of our Kwik Skwiz series (Volume 5).


Key health systems issues explored in the 2018 edition include:


The impact of the environment on our food choices, as well as  links between geographic proximity to fast food outlets and non-communicable diseases

The “Life Esidimeni” tragedy and its implications for UHC and mental health services  in South Africa

What an overall quality-of-care framework might do to reduce the gap between policy and implementation of quality improvements

Surveillance systems to prevent communicable diseases in light of the recent South African listeriosis outbreak

Whether community health workers are effective in delivering primary health services and whether they could form part of the solution to the human resources shortage


In addition to these topical chapters you will be able to access the annual health indicators chapter, this time accompanied by a visual representation of the key issues and trends in the form of an infographic.

Access the South African Health Review 2018 here.

View each chapter’s Kwik Skwiz here.

Read the media release here.

On behalf of the Editorial Advisory Board, we would like to extend our deepest appreciation and thanks to the authors and peer reviewers, the SAHR Editorial Advisory Committee members, who provided oversight and direction to the editorial team, and all the HST staff involved in producing the Review.  ​The collective input of internal and external peer reviewers, and the willingness of authors to accommodate collegial feedback and editorial comment, have strengthened the publication.

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A final reminder that we are still accepting abstract submissions for the 2019 edition until this Friday, 14 December 2018. Find out about this opportunity here.