When Should I Refer to Rehabilitation Services

When Should I Refer to Rehabilitation Services

This useful overview was developed by RuRESA. Referring from a clinic: Early detection of babies and young children at risk of disability is vital to prevent lifelong problems. Complete the Road to Health Booklet fully and refer children who have any delayed development or “At risk” signs. Anyone with chronic illness or disability effecting abi ...
Press Statement: The RHAP welcomes the Health Minister’s statement on staffing moratoria and calls for the protection of critical health posts in times of austerity

Press Statement: The RHAP welcomes the Health Minister’s statement on staffing moratoria and calls for the protection of critical health posts in times of austerity

The RHAP welcomes the Health Minister’s statement on staffing moratoria and calls for the protection of critical health posts in times of austerity 9 February 2016 The RHAP welcomes the Minister’s statement[1] to the press dated 8 February in which he responds to allegations of “frozen posts” in the health system. In his response the Minister w ...

Rural Health Organisations Launch the Rural Health Partners Network

Declaration Rural Health Partners Network – Rural Health – Key to a Healthy Nation On the 19th and 20th of June 2014, the following rural health organisations came together at the Sunnyside Hotel in Parktown, Johannesburg, to discuss principles and actions aimed at strengthening the existing network to achieve maximum impact for rural hea ...
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 ...

2014 Rural Health Conference, Worcester, 21-24 September

The 2014 annual rural health conference will take place from 21-24 September, in the Western Cape town of Worcester. The annual conference is traditionally organised by RuDASA in partnership with RuRESA, PACASA and additional rotating partners. The theme for this year’s conference is: Building resilience in facing rural health realities. ...

NHI and Rural Health

This submission in response to the Green Paper on NHI is made by the Rural Doctors Association of Southern Africa, the Rural Health Advocacy Project, the Wits Centre for Rural Health, the UKZN Centre for Rural Health, the Ukwanda Centre for Rural Health, Africa Health Placements, Rural Rehab South Africa and the University of Cape Town: Primary ...
Vital services reach far too few

Vital services reach far too few

Published in the Mail and Guardian Rehabilitation plans for the thousands of people with disabilities must be included in the NHI. By Kate Sherry  There’s a reason nobody makes television series’ about rehabilitation therapists: apart from the fact that we are mostly women, so there’s a lot less drama in the linen room, we don ...

The launch of RuReSA

The PHASA/RUDASA Conference also marked the launch of RuReSA (Rural Rehabilitation of South Africa). RuReSA is a newly formed interest group for rehabiltiation professionals who have an interest in Rehabilitation in rural places. Members have the chance to input on policy, give and receive personal and professional support, work with universiti ...