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Health Inequality and the 1918 Influenza in South Africa

Johan Fourie and Jonathan Jayes
The 1918 influenza – the Spanish flu – killed an estimated 6% of South Africans. Not all were equally affected. Mortality rates were particularly high in districts with a large share of black and coloured residents. To investigate why this happened, we transcribed 39,482 death certificates from the...
Feb 2021
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The Relative (in)Efficiency of South African Municipalities in Providing Public Health Care

Josue Mbonigaba and Saidou Baba Oumar
Previous studies in South Africa have not dis-aggregated efficiency analysis across municipalities which are health system components of the broader national health system. The purpose of this paper is therefore to assess whether the relative efficiency of South African municipalities in primary...
Oct 2014
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