MTBPS 2016: The Rural Health Advocacy Project warns against further health service cuts to those most in need following continued fiscal consolidation

MTBPS 2016: The Rural Health Advocacy Project warns against further health service cuts to those most in need following continued fiscal consolidation

Rural Health Advocacy Project Press Statement MTBPS 2016: The Rural Health Advocacy Project warns against further health service cuts to those most in need following continued fiscal consolidation 27 October 2016 Following the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) by Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, on 26 October 2016, we reflect in t ...
RHAP Press Statement: 2016 Budget Speech Provides Commitment and Guidance on the Protection of Critical Health Posts

RHAP Press Statement: 2016 Budget Speech Provides Commitment and Guidance on the Protection of Critical Health Posts

RHAP Press Statement 25 February 2016 2016 Budget Speech Provides Commitment and Guidance on the Protection of Critical Health Posts Following our repeated calls[1] for the protection of critical health posts, the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) welcomes the clear message sent by the Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan in his Budget Speech ...
Press Release: The RHAP calls for the protection of critical health services whilst the North West Department of Health is put under administration

Press Release: The RHAP calls for the protection of critical health services whilst the North West Department of Health is put under administration

Chronically underserved rural populations will bear the brunt as a result of embargoes on hiring staff, maintaining infrastructure and upgrading equipment At the beginning of the 2015/16 financial year the North West Provincial Government placed the provincial department of health, along with other key service departments such as public works a ...
Press Statement Budget Speech 2015: The Rural Health Advocacy Project calls for a reversal of austerity measures that only deepen existing inequities in health care for rural people.

Press Statement Budget Speech 2015: The Rural Health Advocacy Project calls for a reversal of austerity measures that only deepen existing inequities in health care for rural people.

24 February 2015 Tomorrow (25 February 2015), Minister Nhanhla Nene will table the 2015/16 budget and give his first budget speech as the Minister of Finance. The budget he presents is widely expected to be one that continues and even deepens austerity measures aimed at cutting expenditure with a view to reducing the budget deficit. The RHAP ma ...
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 ...
Press Statement: The MTBPS reveals troubling times for rural health

Press Statement: The MTBPS reveals troubling times for rural health

Summary: On 22 October 2014 South Africa’s Finance Minister, Mr Nhlanhla Nene, delivered his first Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) at a sitting of Parliament. The MTBPS, also referred to as the mini budget, is important because it communicates the government’s economic context, medium-term fiscal policy objectives and spending prior ...
STATEMENT BY SECTION27, BEMF, RHAP, TAC: NORTH WEST HEALTH MEC LUXURY VEHICLE PURCHASE VIOLATES THE RIGHT TO ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE SERVICES

STATEMENT BY SECTION27, BEMF, RHAP, TAC: NORTH WEST HEALTH MEC LUXURY VEHICLE PURCHASE VIOLATES THE RIGHT TO ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE SERVICES

On 16 and 17 May 2014, reports emerged about the purchase of a new vehicle for the MEC for Health in the North West Province. The vehicle was reported to have cost R940 000 and to have been paid for using money in cost centres dedicated to the purchase of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) vehicles. The reports appeared on the Mail & Guardian ...
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 ...

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 ...