Cape Town - The health department will get R145.7bn in
the 2014/15 budget.
"But the improvements to this country's health
system over the past five years are best seen in our rising life expectancy,
the reduction in infant, child and maternal mortality, and the changed lives of
2.5 million people who now have access to antiretrovirals."
According to the 2014 Estimates of National Expenditure,
tabled by Gordon, the spending focus over the medium term is on increasing life
expectancy and reducing the burden of disease.