Health-E Raises Alarm on Frozen Posts following RHAP Investigation

Health-E Raises Alarm on Frozen Posts following RHAP Investigation

The Big Chill: Health post freeze threatens services by Laura Lopez Gonzalez on February 1, 2016  in Health Funding, Health Management, News Facing a R9-billion shortfall just to meet salary demands, provincial health departments are freezing posts. Whether couched openly in memos or hidden between the lines of spiralling bureaucracy, staff fre ...
Causes, implications and possible responses to the implementation of staffing moratoria in the public health system in South Africa during times of budget austerity

Causes, implications and possible responses to the implementation of staffing moratoria in the public health system in South Africa during times of budget austerity

The purpose of this working paper is to draw attention to the causes, consequences and possible responses to the implementation of moratoria on the filling of posts within the health system. Human resource moratoria, also referred to as the ‘freezing of posts’, have become an increasingly common occurrence within the public health system over t ...
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. ...
Calling for the deregistration of TAC is misguided, self-destructive and avoids fixing provincial health crises

Calling for the deregistration of TAC is misguided, self-destructive and avoids fixing provincial health crises

Calling for the deregistration of TAC is misguided, self-destructive and avoids fixing provincial health crises Joint Statement by RHAP and MSF 2015-02-21 JOHANNESBURG – Calls for the national deregistration of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) by political organisations, takes aim at the heart of the public healthcare accountability movement ...
RHAP Position on Community Health Workers

RHAP Position on Community Health Workers

RHAP Position on Community Health Workers – Caring for Rural Populations through Sufficient and Supported Community Health Workers August 2014 Within the framework of the PHC re-engineering are 4 streams[1], one of which is the ward based outreach teams. Within these teams the Community Health Workers (CHWs) are foreseen to be an integral ...

IST reports on the state of the health system and the public’s right to know

More than a year after their finalisation and after many frustrated attempts by civil society organisations and the media to access them – including through the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 – SECTION27 and the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) have finally been leaked copies of all the provincial reports compiled by the Integ ...