PRICELESS SA (Priority Cost Effective Lessons for System Strengthening South Africa) is hosted by Wits University School of Public Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences, together with the SA Medical Research Council and the Wits Unit in Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research (Agincourt).
PRICELESS SA is a programme to enable smart decisions about health investments in South Africa. The intent is to provide information that will improve the way in which resources are allocated and priorities are set to improve public health.
An understanding of which effective interventions can be used to address some of high burden of disease conditions in South Africa has considerable impact on population health. The aim of PRICELESS, launched in 2009, is to support the development of evidence-based information and tools in order to help determine how best to use existing scarce resources so that better decisions can be made in prioritizing public health interventions.
In performing this research we engage with policymakers and strive to strengthen expertise.
Analyses and evaluations are led by staff of the Secretariat and are based on available secondary data from South Africa. Sources include the National Department of Health, Stats SA, Medical Research Council Burden of Disease Unit and Health and Demographic Surveillance sites.