Author Archives: Rural Health Advocacy Project

Rural Health: Grossly Unequal but Some Hope

Rural Health: Grossly Unequal but Some Hope

Groundup Opinion Piece. 03 December 2013. Dr Thomas Yates reflects on the state of rural health in this opinion piece published in GroundUp on the 3rd December 2013. While there are significant unmet health needs in many parts of South Africa, they are particularly acute in historically disadvantaged rural areas. Read the full article here. ...

Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition Calls for Decisive and Urgent Action by Government and Traditional Leadership to Stop Annual Avoidable Circumcision Deaths and Mutilations.

31 January 2014 A recently launched website unveiling the secrecy around the annual initiation rituals in the Eastern Cape has sparked a large outcry among sections of the Eastern Cape population, notably the Traditional Leadership. The website was launched by a health care provider after treating mutilated boys across several initiation season ...
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Resourcing Rural Areas for the Right to Health

Resourcing Rural Areas for the Right to Health

Address by RHAP at the TAC Annual General Meeting. On the 18 of April 2013 Marije Versteeg from the Rural Health Advocacy Project gave a plenary presentation at the TAC AGM at Booysens Hotel. Rural areas continue to suffer from persistent inequities in health care. The most deprived districts in the country are all rural, yet the primary health ...
Vital services reach far too few

Vital services reach far too few

Published in the Mail and Guardian Rehabilitation plans for the thousands of people with disabilities must be included in the NHI. By Kate Sherry  There’s a reason nobody makes television series’ about rehabilitation therapists: apart from the fact that we are mostly women, so there’s a lot less drama in the linen room, we don ...