The PRICELESS SA (Priority Cost Effective Lessons for Systems Strengthening South Africa) is a program to enable smart decisions about health investments in South Africa. The intent is to provide information that will improve the manner in which resources are allocated. Priorities are set for individual interventions, clinical services and heath technologies that affect multi-sectoral interventions which affect population health.
As certain risk factors of diseases in South Africa are responsible for the highest burden of disease, having an understanding of which effective interventions can be used to address some of these high burden conditions with scarce resources could have considerable impact on population health. The aim of the initiative, launched in 2009 is to generate and support the development of evidence-based information and tools to help determine how best to use existing scarce resources so that health systems work more effectively and efficiently, strengthening expertise to perform this work is essential.
In performing this research we engage with policymakers and strive to strengthen expertise in this.
Analyses and evaluations will be led by (supported and take place) by staff of the Secretariat and based on available secondary data from SA.