Health HIV/AIDS responses in a new democratic era since 1994


Health policy has been one of the focuses of the African National Congress (ANC) even before the country’s advent to democracy in 1994. This is supported by “the ANC’s National Health Plan for South Africa (1994) which strongly asserted the right to health for all and the responsibility of the state to provide health services known as the health revolution in services of our people”.

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Last updated : 06-May-2014

This article was produced for South African History Online on 06-May-2014