Lessons on governance for the move towards universal health coverage in South Africa

Anja Smith, April, 2014

Goudge’s presentation emphasised that appropriate governance mechanisms are crucial for a successful transition to universal health coverage. She provided guidelines for using some of South Africa’s existing health system capacity to improve governance.

This brief sums up the main points of her presentation, focusing on themes and insights that are most relevant to South African health policy. The objective is to encourage public discussion amongst practitioners, policy makers, academics and NGOs on the broad process of health system reform in South Africa.

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