Monthly Archives: October 2015

PACASA Strategic Plan 2015-2018

The vision of the Professional Association of Clinical Associates in South Africa is to empower and unite Clinical Associates to provide accessible, equitable and quality healthcare in South Africa. Read all about this new health cadre in the following documents. PACASA Stratplan 2015-2018 (RuDASA handout) RuDASA Slide Show (2) TC ClinA Overvie ...

RHAP Vacancy: Programme Manager Human Resources for Health

The Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) is a not-for-profit advocacy organisation based in Johannesburg. Staffed by a small team of driven health care advocates, our work revolves around the rights of rural communities to have equitable access to comprehensive, quality health care. Informed by the voices of rural health care workers and commun ...
Developing an approach to accounting for need in resource allocations between urban and rural district hospitals in South Africa

Developing an approach to accounting for need in resource allocations between urban and rural district hospitals in South Africa

In this SAHR chapter Eagar, Cooke, Levin and Wolmarans developed an tested an approach to the creation of a rural index that explicitly accounts for differences in rural and urban contexts with regards to healthcare need and the demographic, geographic and socio-economic factors that play a role in determining relative resource needs. The appro ...
A profession in peril? Revitalising nursing in South Africa

A profession in peril? Revitalising nursing in South Africa

Rispel and Bruce provide an analytical perspective on nurses and nursing in South Africa in this chapter in the 2014/15 South African Health Review. They also discuss critical issues to be addressed by health policy-makers and practitioners in order to revitalise the profession. ...
Press Statement: RuDASA supports #FeesMustFall

Press Statement: RuDASA supports #FeesMustFall

Rural Doctors Association of Southern Africa (RuDASA) stands in solidarity with the non-violent, united student movement currently known as #FeesMustFall. The groundswell of activism demonstrated by students exposes an obvious structural elitism. This struggle is about human dignity and equal access for everyone, and it affects us all. We know ...
PRESS RELEASE Mental Health Day: Report finds SA rural mental health care services to remain largely inadequate

PRESS RELEASE Mental Health Day: Report finds SA rural mental health care services to remain largely inadequate

10 October 2015 – International Mental Health Day THE RURAL MENTAL HEALTH CAMPAIGN CALLS UPON THE NATIONAL AND PROVINCIAL DEPARTMENTS OF HEALTH TO TURN THE TIDE ON THE CONTINUED NEGLECT OF RURAL MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS On Mental Health Day, the Rural Mental Health Campaign (RMHC)[1] expresses its deep concern that once again we have a good plan, ...