Monthly Archives: August 2014

PRESS RELEASE. 31 August 2014. The Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) supports the plight of the Free State Community Health Workers and calls for an urgent resolution to the unfair expectations on this essential primary health care cadre

PRESS RELEASE. 31 August 2014. The Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) supports the plight of the Free State Community Health Workers and calls for an urgent resolution to the unfair expectations on this essential primary health care cadre

The Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) supports the plight of the Free State Community Health Workers and calls for an urgent resolution to the unfair expectations on this essential primary health care cadre Tomorrow Monday 1st September, over a 100 Free State Community Health Workers (CHWs) will appear in court to be charged in relation to t ...
RHAP Position on Community Health Workers

RHAP Position on Community Health Workers

RHAP Position on Community Health Workers – Caring for Rural Populations through Sufficient and Supported Community Health Workers August 2014 Within the framework of the PHC re-engineering are 4 streams[1], one of which is the ward based outreach teams. Within these teams the Community Health Workers (CHWs) are foreseen to be an integral ...
Mpumalanga Orthopaedics crisis; overtime and community service allocations

Mpumalanga Orthopaedics crisis; overtime and community service allocations

On the 25th of February, RHAP, RuDASA and RuRESA submitted a Letter to the DDG for Health in Mpumalanga Province in relation to three key concerns: the orthopaedics crisis; the over-time policy which disadvantages rural health; and the community service allocations in 2012 to mostly urban areas. Scant responses were received back prompting RHAP ...
Call for Applications: Service Provider to Conduct External Evaluation of the RHAP

Call for Applications: Service Provider to Conduct External Evaluation of the RHAP

1. Introduction The Rural Health Advocacy Project was founded in 2009 as a partnership initiative between the Rural Doctors Association of Southern Africa (RuDASA), the Wits Centre for Rural Health (WCRH) and SECTION27. Our work revolves around the rights of rural and remote communities to have equitable access to comprehensive, quality health ...
RHAP Discussion Document: Defining rurality within the context of health policy, planning, resourcing and service delivery

RHAP Discussion Document: Defining rurality within the context of health policy, planning, resourcing and service delivery

The RHAP has developed a discussion document on the definition of rurality. Please send any comments to Daygan Eagar at Daygan@rhap.org.za. Summary and Recommendations: Section 27 of South Africa’s Constitution (1996) affords everyone who lives in the country the “right to have access to health care services, including reproductive health care” ...