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SA’s HIV score: ‘A’ for meds, ‘F’ for condoms

January 31, 2019

While South Africa has increased HIV spending at district level with stellar results, access to condoms has plummeted, according to the latest District Health Barometer (DHB).

The good, bad and ugly in district health

October 21, 2015
Health Management  

The SA Health Review and District Health Barometer, produced annually by Health Systems Trust, was launched by Health Director General Precious Matsoso last night. Important gains have been made, but huge challenges remain.

New barometer reveals the haves and the have nots

Life is hardest for people living in the Eastern Cape’s Alfred Nzo district, where fewer than six out of 100 households have inside taps.

South Africa far from targets to reduce maternal, infant mortality

October 29, 2013
Children's Health   Women's Health  

South African health facilities are slowly improving their treatment of pregnant women and babies, but certain provinces and districts are holding back progress.

South Africa’s worst places to be a woman, mother

The Health Systems Trust has released its latest District Health Barometer. Health-e takes a look at some of the worst districts in South Africa to be a woman or mother.

Health district dunces

Health Systems Trust has just released its latest District Health Barometer report. Health-e takes a look at some of the country’s worst district health performers.

The Western Cape’s dirty little secrets

While a number of Western Cape health indicators are country’s best, there are some surprising thorns amongst the roses including figures that point to a lack of clean drinking water.