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Why SA has too little health funding

11 July, 12:21 PM

The lack of funding for health research began with policies set in the 1980s when the country was facing a financial crisis. Money at the time was shifted from research to services. 
“It was a great error to consider research and the generation of knowledge dispensable,” said Bongani Mayosi, head of the department of medicine at UCT. “Research is essential for development.” publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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