Re-Imagining Rural Health – The State of Rural Health 20 years into Democracy

Re-Imagining Rural Health – The State of Rural Health 20 years into Democracy

Originally published in the May 2014 newsletter of the Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA). Daygan Eagar, Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP)’s health budget specialist and Programme Manager for the Rural-Proofing Policy and Budgeting Programme. He provides health budget and policy monitoring training to communities and civil soc ...
Putting Primary Health Care into Practice

Putting Primary Health Care into Practice

Putting PHC into Practice-NSPreview9-LeanneBrady. Successfully managing the challenges posed by diseases such as TB and HIV requires a strong and well-integrated health system, writes RuDASA members Dr Leanne Brady was published in NSP review #9, 2013. ...

Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition Calls for Decisive and Urgent Action by Government and Traditional Leadership to Stop Annual Avoidable Circumcision Deaths and Mutilations.

31 January 2014 A recently launched website unveiling the secrecy around the annual initiation rituals in the Eastern Cape has sparked a large outcry among sections of the Eastern Cape population, notably the Traditional Leadership. The website was launched by a health care provider after treating mutilated boys across several initiation season ...
Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition: Press Statement

Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition: Press Statement

  Eastern Cape Health Crisis Acton Coalition: Request for a meeting with Premier, Provincial Government and the ANC following non-response from MEC Sicelo Gqobana. 15 October 2013 EAST LONDON – The Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition (ECHCAC) resolved at a meeting yesterday to immediately write to the ANC, the Eastern Cape standing ...

Death and Dying in the Eastern Cape

An investigation into the collapse of a health system. This is a special report of the TAC/SECTION27 NSP Review. It has been researched and written because throughout 2012 and 2013 we have become increasingly aware of the scale of the health system crisis in the Eastern Cape and its adverse impact on patients and health providers. This is not a ...

Announcement: Press Conference Baby Ikho Campaign, Eastern Cape

The Baby Ikho campaign to fulfill the right to health in the Eastern Cape – It’s your right!  The Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition (ECHCAC) * invite all media to an important media conference. The conference will feature the release of a special SECTION27 and TAC investigative report into the collapsing health system in the Eastern C ...

Open Letter to the Premier

Appointment of permanent HOD to EC Health Department. The Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition (ECHCAC) which consists of organisations with an interest in the improvement of the health care system in the Eastern Cape has written an Open Letter to the Premier seeking answers to why an HOD for the Eastern Cape Health Department has not be ...

Open letter RuDASA and JuDASA Circumcision Deaths

14 August 2013 RuDASA and JuDASA call for and supportn national and provincial task teams to end circumcision deaths, mutilations and abuse. As doctors from JuDASA and RuDASA we are writing to express our deep concern regarding the ongoing and predictable mutilations and deaths resulting from the initiations seasons in several provinces of the ...