PRESS RELEASE: ECDoH commitment to allocate 4 doctors at ailing Canzibe Hospital from July welcomed but crisis management needed now to bridge June month with 1 doctor left

PRESS RELEASE: ECDoH commitment to allocate 4 doctors at ailing Canzibe Hospital from July welcomed but crisis management needed now to bridge June month with 1 doctor left

The Rural Health Advocacy Project welcomes the news that the Eastern Cape Department of Health is recruiting four doctors to work at the 120-bed Canzibe District Hospital in OR Tambo District, in the Eastern Cape. Three of the four doctors are expected to start by 1 July. This comes after months of advocacy by various parties and through variou ...
The Achilles Heel of the new NSP : Accountability and Equity

The Achilles Heel of the new NSP : Accountability and Equity

By Russell Rensburg As we move towards the release of South Africa’s latest National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS, TB and STI’s it is important to celebrate the successes achieved since the end of AIDS denialism and the introduction of a revitalised AIDS response in 2006. Getting there and sustaining the response has required significant politic ...
RHAP Press Statement: 2016 Budget Speech Provides Commitment and Guidance on the Protection of Critical Health Posts

RHAP Press Statement: 2016 Budget Speech Provides Commitment and Guidance on the Protection of Critical Health Posts

RHAP Press Statement 25 February 2016 2016 Budget Speech Provides Commitment and Guidance on the Protection of Critical Health Posts Following our repeated calls[1] for the protection of critical health posts, the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) welcomes the clear message sent by the Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan in his Budget Speech ...

PACASA Strategic Plan 2015-2018

The vision of the Professional Association of Clinical Associates in South Africa is to empower and unite Clinical Associates to provide accessible, equitable and quality healthcare in South Africa. Read all about this new health cadre in the following documents. PACASA Stratplan 2015-2018 (RuDASA handout) RuDASA Slide Show (2) TC ClinA Overvie ...
Wiser Seminar 1 September 2014: The Broken Thread – Primary Health Care, Social Justice and the Dignity of the Health Worker

Wiser Seminar 1 September 2014: The Broken Thread – Primary Health Care, Social Justice and the Dignity of the Health Worker

Tonight Mark Heywood from SECTION27 speaks at a public WISER seminar on the missing link in realising the right to health: The Health Care Worker. RHAP and its rural partners have demonstrated in various policy submissions (on NHI, PHC) and publications that priority interventions will not achieve intended outcomes of equity and improved health ...

NHI and Rural Health

This submission in response to the Green Paper on NHI is made by the Rural Doctors Association of Southern Africa, the Rural Health Advocacy Project, the Wits Centre for Rural Health, the UKZN Centre for Rural Health, the Ukwanda Centre for Rural Health, Africa Health Placements, Rural Rehab South Africa and the University of Cape Town: Primary ...

All in a hard day’s work – A clinical associate’s first day at work in a rural hospital.

Hardly two weeks on the job and doctors and nurses at Carletonville Hospital’s maternity ward say that Victor Mokokotlela is a welcome relief. As one of the inaugural clinical associates to graduate from Wits University in December, Mokokotlela’s duties include taking care of the hospital’s post-natal patients. “This is a very remote hospital a ...

Developing a new mid-level health worker

Lessons from South Africa’s experience with clinical associates. Clinical associates can contribute to the quality of district hospital care and address human resource shortages. However, a number of significant challenges lie ahead. To sustain and expand on early achievements, clinical associates must be produced in greater numbers and t ...