Author Archives: Rural Health Advocacy Project

OP-ED Covid-19: We need both physical distancing and social solidarity

By Lydia Cairncross for Spotlight• 20 March 2020 Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in December 2019, the world has been bombarded with messages about how to curb the spread of the virus. Governments have activated legislation enabling them to shut down public spaces and force people into self – isolation. As civil society organisations workin ...

STATEMENT: BUDGET JUSTICE COALITION: ESCALATION OF MEASURES TO COMBAT COVID-19 EPIDEMIC PRIORITISES LIVES, BUT NOT LIVELIHOODS

https://budgetjusticesa.org/media/budget-justice-coalition-escalation-of-measures-to-combat-covid-19-epidemic-prioritises-lives-but-not-livelihoods/ The Budget Justice Coalition (BJC) commends the South African government for the pace at which it has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 and provide accurate information about the ...
RuDASA Statement: COVID-19 in a Rural Setting

RuDASA Statement: COVID-19 in a Rural Setting

The Rural Doctors Association of South Africa has issued a statement through which it promotes four lessons for addressing COVID-19 in a rural South African Context: 4 lessons from the #coronavirus #COVID19: Lesson 1: public health is political Lesson 2: science matters Lesson 3: education of the public matters Lesson 4: we should always be tal ...
COVID 19

COVID 19

Visit the South African government’s Covid-19 portal at sacoronavirus.co.za for credible information and latest updates. ...
RHAP Submission on NHI Bill

RHAP Submission on NHI Bill

The RHAP submitted its comment on the NHI Bill today. In our submission we argue that the NHI goals of equity and social justice in health and healthcare require distinct attention to the unique historical, socio-economic and service delivery context that deprived rural communities in South Africa are faced with on daily basis. Read about our r ...
My reflections as a nurse on community participation and capacity building

My reflections as a nurse on community participation and capacity building

By Lungi Gamede – Graduate Intern RHAP As a qualified professional nurse who has worked in public primary healthcare in a rural setting, I have come to realize how important the narratives of healthcare users are. Incorporating them into healthcare catalyzes a partnership between the healthcare provider and health user. It creates an envi ...
A Gendered Analysis of the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement 2019 with a Focus on Rural Health. RHAP Submission on MTBPS 2019

A Gendered Analysis of the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement 2019 with a Focus on Rural Health. RHAP Submission on MTBPS 2019

Read RHAP’s full submission on the 2019 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement here. Executive Summary An investment in health is an investment in people. Health is not just about treating disease. Good health is an enabler. Therefore, RHAP is particularly concerned that the revenue raising proposals in this year’s MTBPS and harsh aust ...

Much talked about NHI

Content hosted by iono.fm John Perlman on KHAYAFM had an in-depth look at the much talked about NHI. The conversation was probing the impact NHI will have on the working class and the most vulnerable members of society. Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize spoke to John in the first fifteen minutes of the show. Then the conversation continued in st ...