South Africa plans more rural clinics

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 14 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:79

The South African government has agreed to allocate 100 million rand (£18m) to the rural clinics building project, a key part of the country's reconstruction and development programme. The health minister, Dr Nkosazana Zuma, said that a further 65 million rand (£11.7m) had been earmarked for the project in the financial year 1995–6.

Dr Coen Slabber, director general of the department of national health, says that South Africa needs a further 1400 clinics to meet his department's target of one clinic per 10000 population. He believes …

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