Media advisory: Statistician-General and Minister of Health to release key results of the South African Demographic and Health Survey, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                                                                                                     09 May 2017

 

The health status of South Africans to come under scrutiny as the Statistician-General and Minister of Health release the key results of the South African Demographic and Health Survey, 2016

 

The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will handover the South African Demographic and Health Survey results to the Minister of Health, Honourable Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, at a media briefing to be held on Monday, 15 May 2017 in Pretoria.

 

The South African Demographic and Health Survey is a sample survey that was conducted by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) and the South African Medical Research Council on behalf of the National Department of Health. The survey collected data from sampled households in the country between June and November 2016, with variables measuring health, fertility, nutrition and family planning, among others. The results of the survey will be used to measure the health status of South Africans as well as the coverage and quality of selected health programmes.  The survey will also provide estimates on child and maternal mortality, fertility rates, and the prevalence of conditions such as diabetes and hypertension, among others.

 

The media briefing will be held as follows:

 

Date        : Monday, 15 May 2017

Time        : 09H00

Venue      : Tshedimosetso House, Cnr Francis Baard & Festival streets, Hatfield, Pretoria

(NB! There will be a video link to Imbizo Media Centre, 120 Plein Street, Parliament, Cape Town.)

 

RSVP by Friday 13 May 2017: 

RSVP:

Felicia Sithole

Tel: 012 339 2401

Cell: 076 430 0693

Email: FeliciaS@statssa.gov.za

 

Madimetja Mashishi

Tel: 012 337 6456

Cell: 0738215994

Email: madimetjama@statssa.gov.za

 

 For media enquiries contact:

Lesedi Dibakwane

Tel: 012 310 8578

Cell: 082 805 7088

Email: LesediD@statssa.gov.za