Monthly Archives: October 2017

Personal Reflections on The Health System- Are we Doing Enough?

Personal Reflections on The Health System- Are we Doing Enough?

By: Samantha Khan-Gillmore October has been a disastrous month on all fronts. It will probably go down in the annals of history for many reasons. Durban had a devastating storm, displacing hundreds of families and wrecking damage to many properties. Another reshuffling of cabinet shocked the country in the space of six months. A review of the S ...
PRE-MTBPS STATEMENT: DEAR MINISTER OF FINANCE, WILL THE ONGOING BUDGET CRISIS IN HEALTH BE ADDRESSED OR DO WE NEED TO BRACE FOR FURTHER DECLINE?

PRE-MTBPS STATEMENT: DEAR MINISTER OF FINANCE, WILL THE ONGOING BUDGET CRISIS IN HEALTH BE ADDRESSED OR DO WE NEED TO BRACE FOR FURTHER DECLINE?

This week, Minister Malusi Gigaba will deliver his maiden Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) at National Parliament. The MTBPS is a crucial part of government’s budget cycle and provides an update on the government spending plans for the next three years. A lot has changed since February when the former minister Mr Pravin Gordhan table ...
Life Esidimeni MD – ‘Doctors Failed to Speak Out’

Life Esidimeni MD – ‘Doctors Failed to Speak Out’

http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/life-esidimeni-md-doctors-failed-to-speak-out-20171018 As the hurt, loss and suffering of #Esidimeni is now open for all to hear and see, we need a serious conversation as a country about healthcare worker rights and duties to speak out. Some did speak out, internally, and were ignored or silenced, others ...
Rural Learning Sites

Rural Learning Sites

RHAP’s rural learning approach is aimed to ensure that most deprived rural communities have equitable access to quality health care by promoting, protecting and fulfilling the right to health. The specific purpose is to strengthen government programming and accountability to the delivery of equitable and quality health care services to deprived ...

Causes, implications and possible responses to the implementation of staffing moratoria in the public health system in South Africa during times of budget austerity

The purpose of this working paper is to draw attention to the causes, consequences and possible responses to the implementation of moratoria on the filling of posts within the health system. Human resource moratoria, also referred to as the ‘freezing of posts’ has become an increasingly common occurrence within the public health system over the ...