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National Department of Health Strategic Plan 2010/11-2012/13 - Part 2

Department of Health, Republic of South Africa Country Resources General Health Strategies and Plans South Africa 28 February 2010 Policy document child and adolescent, prevention

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Purpose: Strategic Health Programs coordinates, manages and funds strategic national health programs and develops policies, systems, and norms and standards.

Objectives and measures
• Reduce infant, child and youth morbidity and mortality by improving immunization coverage from 88 per cent in 2009/10 to 95 per cent by 2013; increasing the number of health districts with more than 95 per cent immunization coverage from 38/52 (70 per cent) in 2009/10 to 48/52 (90 per cent) in 2009/10; ensuring that 85 per cent of primary health care facilities are saturated with health care providers trained in the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness 2012/13.

• Increase the tuberculosis cure rate from 64 per cent in 2008/09 to > 80 per cent in 2012/13 by improving interventions for tuberculosis control and management and reducing the tuberculosis defaulter rate by 1 per cent annually, from 8.5 per cent in 2008/09 to 5.5 per cent (or less) in 2012/13.

• Decrease the malaria incidences per 1000 population at risk from 0,7 per cent in 2009/10 to 0,56% in 2012/13.


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