Eastern Cape Department: Health
|Postal||Private Bag X0038, Bhisho, 5605|
|Physical||Dukumbana Building, Independence Avenue, Bhisho|
|Tel||040 608 1117|
|Fax||040 608 1118|
The mission of the Eastern Cape Department of Health is to provide and ensure accessible, comprehensive, integrated services in the Eastern Cape, emphasising the primary health care approach, optimally utilising all resources to enable all its present and future generations to enjoy health and quality of life.
The primary business of the Department and health care service delivery is based on the following five strategic goals: facilitate a functional, quality-driven public health system that provides an integrated and seamless package of health services and is responsive to customer needs; combat and reduce the impact of TB and HIV/AIDS, with a special focus on preventing the emergence of drug-resistant strains; improve and strengthen the mother and child health services; combat and reduce diseases of lifestyle and mental conditions; and enhance institutional capacity through effective leadership, governance, accountability, and efficient and effective utilisation of resources.