Author Archives: Rural Health Advocacy Project

Protecting Critical Health Posts in Times of Austerity

Protecting Critical Health Posts in Times of Austerity

This article was originally published in the PHASA newsletter, ahead of the 2015 PHASA conference. https://www.phasa.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Marije_Protecting-critical-posts_article-1.pdf Protecting critical posts at times of austerity Marije Versteeg-Mojanaga, Director of the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP). Executive member of ...

Utyelelo kwizibhedlele zephondo ezikwimeko emaxongo

http://www.iol.co.za/ilisolezwe/iindaba/utyelelo-kwizibhedlele-zephondo-ezikwimeko-emaxongo-10177858 UMphathiswa wesebe lezempilo eMpuma Koloni uGqirha Pumza Dyantyi uzakujikeleza izibhedlele ezithile kwiveki ezayo, esabela kuthotho lwezikhalazo eziphakanyiswa luluntu mihla le malunga nemigangatho yezi zibhedlele. Kutshanje I’solezwe belibike i ...
Advocacy works for Canzibe after Prolonged HRH Crisis

Advocacy works for Canzibe after Prolonged HRH Crisis

After a period of prolonged HR crisis and on-going advocacy, today the MEC for Health in the Eastern Cape, together with the Superintendent-General, made a historic first time visit to Canzibe Hospital where they met with the traditional leadership, Hospital Board and the CEO to discuss the challenges plaguing Canzibe Hospital. As a result a co ...
NHI White Paper

NHI White Paper

The NHI White Paper has been released today! While RHAP is still perusing the content we welcome the fact that rural populations have been identified as a vulnerable group, as well as people with disabilities. It will be imperative that the NHI fund will address the rural context – this will require equitable (ie higher than average) reso ...
Two Graduate Internship Opportunities

Two Graduate Internship Opportunities

RHAP welcomes applications for internships by driven people committed to social justice, to be based at our office in Rosebank. While we welcome internship applications throughout the year, we are currently looking for two interns who can start as soon as possible. How should interns apply? Interns should send a CV and cover letter to info@rhap ...

Mnye kuphela ugqirha kwisibhedlele saseCanzibe

http://www.iol.co.za/ilisolezwe/iindaba/mnye-kuphela-ugqirha-kwisibhedlele-sasecanzibe-9928568 Mnye kuphela ugqirha kwisibhedlele saseCanzibe IINDABA / 22 JUNE 2017, 02:00AM / ABONGILE GINYA Isebe lezempilo eMpuma Koloni lithi liyisombulule inyewe yokunqongophala koogqirha kwisibhedlele saseNgqeleni.Oku kuza emva kwengxelo zakutshanje zokuba is ...

Rural Health Crisis Looms

Posted in The New Age , June 12 2017 Rural health crisis looms DESPITE a multibillion-rand investment by the government to improve access to quality healthcare in the country’s rural areas, an alarming shortage of doctors threatens to torpedo this intervention. Provinces affected by the doctor shortage include Gauteng, North West, KwaZulu-Natal ...
No time for emergencies

No time for emergencies

SA’s grandmothers are breadwinners in their old age, and their inability to access decent healthcare quickly impacts on their children,  grandchildren and their entire  communities. Health-e News’ Kim Harrisberg reports. http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/no-time-for-emergencies-20170507-2 Six elderly women sit inside a corrugated iron shac ...