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Health Facilities in Umzinyathi
A leader in providing District Health Services within South Africa and in
To provide a high quality health care service that is efficient, effective,
accessible, economical, equitable and sustainable in order to achieve optimal
health status for all persons within Umzinyathi Health District.
Legacy Value: Leading in District Health Services
Foundation Values: Respect, trust, honesty, commitment
Service Value: Innovation, efficiency, economical, flexibility, risk taking
Resultant Benefit Values: Empowerment, skills development, poverty
- 4 District Hospitals
- 38 clinics
- 31 Provincial clinics
- 6 Municipal clinics
- 1 NGO clinic
- 9 mobile clinics which currently have 115 visiting points
Umzinyathi District is situated in the central part of Kwazulu-Natal
province. The neighbouring districts are Amajuba, Zululand,
uThungulu, iLembe, uMgungundlovu and Uthukela.
The district covers an area of 8,079 square kilometers. It comprises
four municipalities namely Endumeni (KZ241), Nquthu (KZ242) Msinga
(KZ244), and Umvoti (KZ245). The major towns are Dundee and Greytown.
The total population of the District 2006/7 is 483573 (Census 2001). Map showing location of Umzinyathi Health District.
Umzinyathi District is 80% rural. Fifty-six percent (56%) of the
population is females; forty four percent (44%) are males.
Eighty eight percent (88%) of the population of Umzinyathi is uninsured
and thus relies on the Public Health Services for health care. Eighty
percent of the population resides in deep rural and under-developed
The mountainous topography, with deep valleys, compounds the challenge
of making health services accessible. Cross border flows occur from
Uthukela, Amajuba and Zululand Districts. Health Service demands are
also increased by the disease burden emanating from relatively high
The total population of Umzinyathi is 483573, of which thirteen percent
account for children under five years and seven percent account for
sixty years and above.
Access to Healthcare is a saving
for the rural Muden community