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Human Resources for Health Strategy for the Health Sector: 2012/13–2016/17

Department of Health, Republic of South Africa Country Resources General Health Strategies and Plans South Africa 20 January 2012 Policy document human resources, strategy

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Human Resources for Health Strategy for the Health Sector: 2012/13–2016/17

This HRH Strategy provides a distillation of the ideas arising from a review of HRH in South Africa themes based on evidence, followed by recommended strategic priorities and interventions, and forecast modeling of the future requirement of the health professions.

An overview of the trends and challenges in HRH for South Africa is grouped into three thematic areas. For each thematic area the key issues are highlighted and brief recommendations, which informed the HRH Strategy, are provided.

Theme I: The supply of health professionals and equity of access
Theme II: Education, training and research
Theme III: The working environment of the health workforce


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