Monthly Archives: July 2013

RuDASA and JUDASA call for an end to Initiation deaths and Mutilaions

Call for Immediate end to the predictable and avoidable annual Initiation deaths and Mutilations. In 2010, Dr. John Lazarus wrote in the South African Medical Journal: “Twenty years ago two Eastern Cape urological surgeons documented their experience with treating initiates (…), they followed up 45 consecutive patients and documented a mo ...

The RHAP hosts its first bi-annual Rural-Proofing Stakeholder Forum.

On Thursday 4 July 2013, the RHAP held the first of its bi-annual Rural-Proofing Stakeholder Forum meetings. The purpose of this meeting was to: Provide a platform for stakeholders to share their experiences in health budgeting, expenditure and the provision of services in rural areas; Share the RHAP’s progress on the rural health financing asp ...

Rural Health Update no.1

The role of clinical associates in improving access to HR4RH. The Department of Health has identified a wide range of short, medium and long-term strategies that together need to ensure, “a workforce fit for purpose to meet South Africa’s health needs”1. The development and employment of new health cadres is part of the roadma ...