This chapter includes the following articles.
Basic health indicators in South Africa have improved recently thanks to surging government expenditure aimed at combating communicable diseases that have added to existing constraints in the public health system. The advent of universal health coverage under the National Health Insurance scheme in particular has created new opportunities in the sector, as well as offering the potential to reduce the economic impact of communicable diseases. Private sector participation will be critical to achieving long-term health care objectives, and a number of positive indicators – including rising investment in new facilities and strong growth within the pharmaceuticals industry – demonstrate the strong potential for continued sector growth.
This chapter contains an interview with Konji Sebati, CEO, Innovative Pharmaceutical Association South Africa.