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 ...
Achieving Universal Health Coverage

Achieving Universal Health Coverage

In this WHO publication, Prof Wong argues that the real challenge in achieving Universal Health Coverage is the delivery of services to those who are hardest to reach. “Without a focus on reach, resources will be wasted and the number of preventable and treatable illnesses will remain high.”  Unpacking the example of Brazil’s ...
Statement of the National Health Assembly: 27 June 2016

Statement of the National Health Assembly: 27 June 2016

The National Health Assembly, held at the University of the Western Cape from 24 – 26 June brought together organisations and individuals from all provinces in South Africa and beyond. The NHA participants identified the following issues around health and health care provision in South Africa: the need for community participation including heal ...

Report on Rural Health Imbizo in Dr RSM District, NW Province, 21 May 2016

On 21 May the RHAP together with RuDASA hosted a rural health imbizo in one of the most rural districts in the country, Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati (Dr RSM) District in North West Province. Over 100 community members from around 14 villages attended the Imbizo, some represented NGO’s operating in the area, others represented community health work ...
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 ...
Free State protest for community health workers

Free State protest for community health workers

Bloemfontein recently came to a standstill as community health workers (CHW) and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) marched to the magistrate’s court in support of 118 health workers arrested in July last year. Read the full story by Palesa Butler, guest author for Health-e News. ...
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 ...
PRESS RELEASE. 31 August 2014. The Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) supports the plight of the Free State Community Health Workers and calls for an urgent resolution to the unfair expectations on this essential primary health care cadre

PRESS RELEASE. 31 August 2014. The Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) supports the plight of the Free State Community Health Workers and calls for an urgent resolution to the unfair expectations on this essential primary health care cadre

The Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) supports the plight of the Free State Community Health Workers and calls for an urgent resolution to the unfair expectations on this essential primary health care cadre Tomorrow Monday 1st September, over a 100 Free State Community Health Workers (CHWs) will appear in court to be charged in relation to t ...