RHAP Discussion Document: Defining rurality within the context of health policy, planning, resourcing and service delivery

RHAP Discussion Document: Defining rurality within the context of health policy, planning, resourcing and service delivery

The RHAP has developed a discussion document on the definition of rurality. Please send any comments to Daygan Eagar at Daygan@rhap.org.za. Summary and Recommendations: Section 27 of South Africa’s Constitution (1996) affords everyone who lives in the country the “right to have access to health care services, including reproductive health care” ...

Rural-Proofing of Policy – An Overview of International Best Practices

As part of the RPP Programme, RHAP’s Daygan Eagar conducted a desktop review of international best practices in relation to rural-proofing of policy.  Summary and Key Recommendations Globally, rural populations tend to fair worse on important socioeconomic indicators than their urban counterparts. They tend to be poorer, are unemployed in ...

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 ...

New Report: Patients still at risk in Eastern Cape HIV drugs stock-outs

The Chronic Crisis: Essential drug stock-outs risk unnecessary death and drug resistance in South Africa In this update on drug supply in the Eastern Cape and other provinces, Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP), Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and SECTION27 show that many thousands of patients on antiretrovi ...

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 ...