Mark Blecher

South African National Treasury

Dr. Mark Blecher is the South African National Treasury’s Chief Director for Health and Social Development. He completed his medical training at Wits and is a public health medicine specialist.  He also has a PhD in health economics from UCT. Dr. Blecher has gained experience in public sector management, health financing, planning and management through employment at provincial and national government levels.  His work focuses on health budgets in provinces and he has a special interest in the economics of health service delivery, HIV and health programs. Dr. Blecher has published several chapters on health financing in the South African Health Review.

Dr. Blecher also serves as a member of the DCP3 Advisory Committee to the Editors. Advisory Committee to the Editors.