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Community involvement

Editorial Office
Curationis | Vol 2, No 2 | a450 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v2i2.450 | © 1979 Editorial Office | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 1979 | Published: 27 September 1979

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Editorial Office, Nursing Section of the Department of Health, South Africa

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Community involvement is the main theme of Health Year. Governments have a responsibility for the health of their people, and in this country under the present 3-tier system of government, the responsibility for the rendering of health services is divided between central, provincial and local government. However, under our democratic system, all people have the right to, and it is indeed their duty, to participate individually and collectively in the planning and implementation of services to meet their health needs. Ultimately, through involvement of individuals, families and communities, greater self-reliance is achieved leading to greater responsibility being assumed by people for their own health.

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