South Africa: Rural Health – Grossly Unequal but Some Hope

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

While there are significant unmet health needs in many parts of South Africa, they are particularly acute in historically disadvantaged rural areas.

A newly updated document from the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) gives a useful summary of the evidence. These are some of the key findings.

Rural areas are home to approximately 44% of South Africa’s population. The ten most deprived districts and the five districts with the highest HIV prevalence are all rural.

Source: All Africa (link opens in a new window)

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