OSD opinion piece: Make rural health a viable career of choice

At the end of last year, I was privileged in my capacity as chairperson of the Rural Doctors Association of South Africa (RuDASA) to be part of a panel talking about rural success stories on the After Eight Debate with Tim Modise. He quoted Clem Sunter, who feels that there are many South Africans who are doing remarkable, world leading work in ...
Community Service Position Statement: ConCourt rejects community service case but Rural Health Care Workers call for decisive action to regulate, promote and support community service in understaffed areas

Community Service Position Statement: ConCourt rejects community service case but Rural Health Care Workers call for decisive action to regulate, promote and support community service in understaffed areas

Issued by: RuDASA, RHAP, RuRESA, PACASA Date: 17 March 2014 The Constitutional Court (ConCourt) recently, on the 19th of February 2014, dismissed the case brought before it by junior doctor Miquel Desroches against the Minister of Health and the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Dr Desroches made headlines[1] at the beginning of 2014 ...

Heroes of the North West

Read about the work and challenges faced by homebased care workers in North West Province. Published in the NSP Review. HBC Heroes of the North West ET 39 Marije Versteeg ...
HR4RH WHO Guidelines – The SA Context

HR4RH WHO Guidelines – The SA Context

Following the release of the WHO guidelines in 2012 on the recruitment and retention of human resources for health to rural areas, the RHAP, RuRESA, RuDASA, AHP, Wits Centre for Rural Health, UKZN Centre for Rural Health and UCT: PHC Directorate contextualised the guidelines to the South African context. Read the recommendations here: Human Res ...