The Centre for Health Policy (CHP) is one of the few multi-disciplinary health policy units in South Africa and has over 20 years of research experience. The primary focus of our research is to support the development of the South African health system.
As an academic research group, CHP actively seeks to draw together theoretical insights and empirical evidence in understanding health system change and in proposing strategies for future health systems development. We conduct both independently-funded research projects as well as commissioned research for the South African government and other South African organisations. We support and engage with a variety of stakeholders to promote appropriate health policy analyses. CHP strives to advance the field of health policy by developing meaningful national and international relationships.
As an independent, multi-disciplinary research organisation, CHP seeks to contribute to excellence in health policy and systems research, and to be a critical participant in health policy processes. CHP aims to:
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Resilient health systems deliver necessary services without placing financial burden on poor households