Priority-Setting, Social Justice and Human Rights in the Eastern Cape

Priority-Setting, Social Justice and Human Rights in the Eastern Cape

By Marije Versteeg-Mojanaga, Rural Health Advocacy Project, published in issue 4 of Spotlight. The stories of health care users experiences with the health system as published by Spotlight are devastating. Various factors play a role when patients’ rights are violated, such as poor planning, inadequate HR management, budget cuts, healthcare wor ...
Nyandeni Imbizo Report

Nyandeni Imbizo Report

On the 15th of August 2017, the Rural Health Advocacy Project in partnership with the Canzibe Hospital Board held a Community Dialogue/Imbizo at the Canzibe Community Hall. Partner organisations that were present were TAC, One2One Enable Mothers, The Jabulani Foundation and RuDASA. The imbizo was attended by over 150 community members from Canz ...
The Next Generation of Health Care Worker – Clinical Associates

The Next Generation of Health Care Worker – Clinical Associates

Reflections from the rural Eastern Cape By: Sharon Gostino, RHAP intern During my training as a public health practitioner two years back we learnt about the role of various health cadres but little mention was made of the new health cadre of Clinical Associate that was introduced in South Africa in 2008. This was not by chance – in general lit ...

Utyelelo kwizibhedlele zephondo ezikwimeko emaxongo

http://www.iol.co.za/ilisolezwe/iindaba/utyelelo-kwizibhedlele-zephondo-ezikwimeko-emaxongo-10177858 UMphathiswa wesebe lezempilo eMpuma Koloni uGqirha Pumza Dyantyi uzakujikeleza izibhedlele ezithile kwiveki ezayo, esabela kuthotho lwezikhalazo eziphakanyiswa luluntu mihla le malunga nemigangatho yezi zibhedlele. Kutshanje I’solezwe belibike i ...
Advocacy works for Canzibe after Prolonged HRH Crisis

Advocacy works for Canzibe after Prolonged HRH Crisis

After a period of prolonged HR crisis and on-going advocacy, today the MEC for Health in the Eastern Cape, together with the Superintendent-General, made a historic first time visit to Canzibe Hospital where they met with the traditional leadership, Hospital Board and the CEO to discuss the challenges plaguing Canzibe Hospital. As a result a co ...

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 ...
ECHCAC welcomes undertakings to appoint three doctors to Canzibe Hospital by July 2017

ECHCAC welcomes undertakings to appoint three doctors to Canzibe Hospital by July 2017

Canzibe Hospital is a 120 bed hospital in Nqeleni area in the Eastern Cape. For some time, the hospital has experienced a severe shortage of doctors and rehabilitation specialists. The shortage has meant that outreach services were halted and remaining doctors overworked and under-supported. ECHCAC member, the Rural Health Advocacy Project (“RH ...