MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu
Physical: Natalia Building, 1st Floor, 330 Langalibalele Street, Pietermaritzburg
Postal: Private Bag X9051, Pietermaritzburg, 3200
Tel: 033 395 2111
Fax: 033 394 0597
The mission of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health is to develop a sustainable, coordinated and comprehensive health system at all levels, based on the primary health care approach through the district health system.
The Department's strategic goals are to overhaul provincial health services, with the expected outcome of improved access, equity, efficiency, effectiveness and utilisation of public health services, and improved governance and management; improve the efficiency and quality of health services, with the expected outcome of accreditation of health facilities in line with national core standards for quality, improved management capacity, and improved health outcomes and increased life expectancy at birth as a result of improved clinical governance/outcomes; and reduce morbidity and mortality due to communicable diseases and non-communicable conditions and illnesses, with the expected outcomes of a reduction in HIV incidence, an increase in the TB cure rate, a decrease in babies tested PCR positive, a reduction in the facility maternal mortality rate, and maintenance of the incidence of malaria.