South Africa

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Healthcare system

South Africa's private health sector is excellent. Over 200 private hospitals and the majority of the country's trained health professionals service the private sector. Most cities, towns and villages ...

Health insurance

South African plans a National Health Insurance scheme. The intention is to create a modern single payer healthcare system that can provide adequate care to all South African citizens, regardless of a ...

Facts and figures

Capital : Johannesburg
Population : 50.7 million
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Healthcare system

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Facts and figures

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Capital : Johannesburg
Population : 50.7 million
Main languages spoken : English, Afrikaans, Sesotho, Setswana, Xhosa, Zulu
Main religion : Christianity, Islam, Indigenous beliefs
International dialling code : +27
Internet domain : .za
Gross National income (GNI) per capita : 12240 US $
WHO 2015

Tourism data

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World Bank 2012

Population profile

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Healthcare workforce

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Healthcare expenditure

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Healthcare provision

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WHO 2012
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Healthcare activity

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Health profile

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OECD 2016
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WHO 2008

Cosmetic surgery

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Obesity surgery

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Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2014
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Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2011

Medical tourism

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Industry participants

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