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Quick Public Health Facts
Number of Medical Aids
There are 93 medical aid schemes in South Africa according to the official list on the Council for Medical Schemes Website (2013) http://www.medicalschemes.com/MedicalSchemes.aspx
Number of doctors in South Africa
Currently there are 17 801 GPs and 9 630 specialists working in South Africa, achieving a ratio of 55 doctors per 100 000 people. (Economex November 2010)
Millenium Development Goals
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The health department has been allocated a budget of R133.6bn in the 2013/14 Budget.
Maternal Mortality Rate
South Africa has one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates – 310 deaths per 100 000 live births in 2011 - as reported in the City Press, March 24, 2013.