SA Barometer 2013: Chapter 6 Health

Date: November 24, 2013
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Key points

  • South Africa is ranked second in the SGDI and the CSC score in the health sector at 81% and 78%.
  • The mortality rate is 176 per 100 000 live births.
  • 60% women who are sexually active have access to contraceptives.
  • Abortion is legal in South Africa and is freely available at state clinics and hospitals.
  • The rate of foetal alcohol syndrome is extremely high.
  • Sanitation is a challenge in South Africa especially the right to access dignified ablution facilities.

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