Monthly Archives: January 2013

Developing a new mid-level health worker

Lessons from South Africa’s experience with clinical associates. Clinical associates can contribute to the quality of district hospital care and address human resource shortages. However, a number of significant challenges lie ahead. To sustain and expand on early achievements, clinical associates must be produced in greater numbers and t ...

Press statement: Systematic problems in drug supply have to be addressed now to avert future crisis

MSF winds up temporary support from Eastern Cape medical depot; MSF and TAC call on health authorities to better train staff, provide emergency response MTHATHA / CAPE TOWN / JOHANNESBURG – After responding to a drug distribution crisis at Mthatha medical depot between 7 December and 24 January, the medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sa ...

Building consensus on key priorities for rural health care in South Africa using the Delphi technique.

In 2010 the RHAP embarked on a process of defining the key priorities for rural health care using a technique that involves consensus building among experts in rural health. The research project has now been published in a special issue of Global Health Action. In the publication we conclude that specific policies and strategies are required to ...