Author Archives: Rural Health Advocacy Project

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 ...
Health budget fails to address HR crisis

Health budget fails to address HR crisis

In the tabling of the national department of health’s budget for 2017/2018, minister of health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, delivered an impassioned address about a health system in transition to achieving universal access. Few could argue with the minister on the need for radical reform of a health system where socio economic status is still a key de ...
New Strategic Framework: 2017-2021

New Strategic Framework: 2017-2021

After a consultative process that included stakeholder consultations, internal and external evaluations, the RHAP Board has adopted the 5 year strategic framework for the period 2017-2021.  Vision: Rural Communities Accessing Equitable and Quality Health Care Mission: Promoting, Protecting and Realising the Right to Rural Health Care by Connect ...