Author Archives: Rural Health Advocacy Project

GUIDELINES TO FACILITIES AND DISTRICTS FOR USE OF THE NORTH WEST PROVINCE RECRUITMENT PRIORITISATION TOOL

GUIDELINES TO FACILITIES AND DISTRICTS FOR USE OF THE NORTH WEST PROVINCE RECRUITMENT PRIORITISATION TOOL

The following guidelines were developed in 2017 by RHAP in partnership with Africa Health Placements for North West Province and supported by the National Department of Health. They can be applied in any other province. See also: http://www.rhap.org.za/context-north-west-critical-health-posts-project/ Introduction Following national and provinc ...
Development of the North West Critical Health Posts Tool

Development of the North West Critical Health Posts Tool

After years of research and advocacy, The Rural Health Advocacy Project announces the next step in our Critical Health Posts work – a pilot project in North West Province that places not only clinical consequences at the centre of decision-making but also rurality factors and vulnerable patient groups. A project that promotes equity and a ...
#RuralHealthImbizo underway in Canzibe

#RuralHealthImbizo underway in Canzibe

Local leaders and RHAP organised a rural health imbizo in Canzibe, Nyandeni Sub-District to listen to and learn from over 140 participants across the sub-district about their experiences of health and health care delivery. Follow updates on Facebook: Rural Health Advocacy Project and Twitter #RuralHealthImbizo ...
Consensus Statement on Decentralised Training in the Health Professions

Consensus Statement on Decentralised Training in the Health Professions

The following introduction and statement was developed by SAHEE, the original posted on: http://saahe.org.za/2017/07/consensus-statement-on-decentralised-training-in-the-health-professions/ At the closing ceremony of the 2017 SAAHE national conference in Potchefstroom, delegates adopted a conference declaration in the form of the Consensus Stat ...
Rural Health Resource Mapping Guide – Who Cares?

Rural Health Resource Mapping Guide – Who Cares?

This guide, the RHAP Rural Health Resource Mapping Guide, a culmination of three years of research and stakeholder engagement, was developed for all policymakers, advocates, managers and stakeholders wishing to develop and influence policies, budgets and implementation plans that protect, promote and advance access to quality health care for ru ...
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 ...

No time for Emergencies

South Africa’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. ...