Orthopaedic Training in South Africa

Prof. Mkhululi Lukhele

The health system in South Africa has both private and public sectors. The budget for our health system is 8.5 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP). An estimated 40 percent of the health system budget is allocated to the public sector and 60 percent is to the private sector.

South Africa has a population of 56 million people. About 41 million are uninsured and utilize the public sector facilities; the remaining 15 million are cared for in the private sector.

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