Deaf Dentistry – All We Want Is To Be Heard

Deaf Dentistry – All We Want Is To Be Heard

The time is 11:37 on a cool Thursday morning in a rural town in South Africa. It is winter and a couple walk through the wooden doors of a dental clinic that attends to a little over a thousand patients a month from different parts of a vast community. The couple quitely takes a seat next to the last person in the queue and they quietly wait fo ...
Policy Framework and Strategy for WBPHCOT

Policy Framework and Strategy for WBPHCOT

Implementation of this policy framework and strategy will ensure that community health workers within the WBPHCOTs, supported by different categories of health professionals, form the bridge between communities and healthcare service provision within health facilities. WBPHCOTs will bring healthcare closer to communities, families and individua ...
Public Oral Health Forum – a Game Changer for Rural Communities

Public Oral Health Forum – a Game Changer for Rural Communities

The Public Health Oral Forum is a critical think tank, advocacy and discussion platform that has been established by oral health care workers working for the South African government. Founded in February 2018, it seeks to unite oral health professions behind a call to advance the promotion and preservation of oral health worker rights and the c ...
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 ...