Johannesburg - Gauteng health MEC Ahm Papo is expected to discuss measures to deal with HIV, tuberculosis and child mortality rates in the province during his annual health report on Friday.
The report, which deals with the 2011/12 financial year, is likely to contain details of the number of Gauteng residents on anti-retroviral treatment.
The treatment is also used to prevent the spread of HIV from women to their babies.
Measures to reduce child mortality rates, such as improved obstetrics, immunisation and the promotion of breast feeding have been the focus of recent health drives in the province.
Earlier in the year the head of the Gauteng health department resigned and the chief financial officer left to take up a position at the national department.
Papo was also expected to discuss how the department was encouraging the public to make use of primary health care facilities. Many people go to hospitals rather than their local clinics, which led to the hospitals being overburdened.
Another point likely to be mentioned in the report was that the Tshwane district had been chosen as a pilot project for the proposed National Health Insurance scheme. - Sapa