Certificate of Need: Too much stick, not enough carrot

In this opinion piece published in the Mail and Guardian on 25 July 2014 Daygan Eagar argues that the state’s proposed certificate of need will not address inequities in rural healthcare. During a recent consultation with the national department of health on the much-maligned promulgation of the section of the National Health Act that requires ...

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 ...

RHAP Launches New Project: Rural Proofing Policy and Budgeting Programme

On Tuesday the 20th November, the RHAP will hold its first Working Group Meeting of the Rural-Proofing and Budgeting Programme. This new project aims to advocate for improved access to quality health care services in rural South Africa through more equitable and effective planning and financing of rural health services. Programme objectives are ...