Monthly Archives: March 2014

Ten strategic directions for medical schools to become socially accountable

Ten strategic directions for medical schools to become socially accountable

Global Consensus for Social Accountability of Medical Schools source: http://healthsocialaccountability.org/ The beginning of the 20th century presented medical schools with unprecedented challenges to become more scientific and effective in the training of physicians. This was captured in the Flexner report of 1910. The 21st Century presents m ...

Growing Doctors for Africa

This paper, Growing doctors for Africa, by Janet Seggie provides an overview of successes and challenges by South Africa’s medical school in transforming their education to meet population needs (2010). ...

OSD opinion piece: Make rural health a viable career of choice

At the end of last year, I was privileged in my capacity as chairperson of the Rural Doctors Association of South Africa (RuDASA) to be part of a panel talking about rural success stories on the After Eight Debate with Tim Modise. He quoted Clem Sunter, who feels that there are many South Africans who are doing remarkable, world leading work in ...
How golden policies lead to mud delivery – and how silver should become the new gold

How golden policies lead to mud delivery – and how silver should become the new gold

Karl le Roux presented at the 2012 RuDASA/Phasa conference. The following article is one he wrote based on his presentation, which can be found originally on the PHASA website (www.phasa.org.za) “My job today is to describe to you what it is like being at the rural coalface. Though I have loved working in a rural hospital for the past six ...
Launch of People’s Health Manifesto: TAC demands accountability from politicians

Launch of People’s Health Manifesto: TAC demands accountability from politicians

TAC to march on office of Premier Ace Mashagule WHEN: 1000 TAC activists will assemble at 09h00 on Thursday March 20,  2014. The march will take place from 10h00 – 11h00, followed by the release of the responses from all political parties on the questions raised in our health manifesto, speeches from key leaders, and the handover of our memoran ...
Community Service Position Statement: ConCourt rejects community service case but Rural Health Care Workers call for decisive action to regulate, promote and support community service in understaffed areas

Community Service Position Statement: ConCourt rejects community service case but Rural Health Care Workers call for decisive action to regulate, promote and support community service in understaffed areas

Issued by: RuDASA, RHAP, RuRESA, PACASA Date: 17 March 2014 The Constitutional Court (ConCourt) recently, on the 19th of February 2014, dismissed the case brought before it by junior doctor Miquel Desroches against the Minister of Health and the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Dr Desroches made headlines[1] at the beginning of 2014 ...

A Rural Health Budget Part of Budget Expenditure Monitoring Forum’s Oral Submission to Select Committee on Appropriations

MEDIA ALERT – 17th March 2014 The Budget and Expenditure Monitoring Forum, a group of civil society organizations, ensuring that money is allocated for the delivery of public health care and basic education, will tomorrow (Tuesday 18th March) make an important presentation to Parliament’s National Council of Provinces Select Committee on ...