RHAP’s NHI Submission 2018/19

RHAP’s NHI Submission 2018/19

The relationship between poverty, healthcare and poor health outcomes has been well established; not only do poor people experience higher burdens of disease because of various social determinants, they also have less access to care. Globally, research continues to show that this is particularly acute for rural populations. These populations te ...
Nyandeni Situational Analysis Report

Nyandeni Situational Analysis Report

  In 2017 RHAP began working in the Nyandeni sub-district, one of 4 sub-districts in the OR Tambo Health District in the Eastern Cape Province. Staff from Canzibe District Hospital reached out to RHAP to help raise awareness of an anticipated critical shortage of medical officers; RHAP, Canzibe Hospital and local stakeholders jointly advoc ...
Tips for Whistleblowers

Tips for Whistleblowers

In broken healthcare systems, whistleblowing becomes an integral part of reporting on failures to deliver to the needs of the sick and vulnerable. Marije Versteeg-Mojanaga, the head of the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP), shares some simple tips on whistleblowing for healthcare workers working in the South African public health sector. Wat ...
RHAP Vacancy: Director

RHAP Vacancy: Director

Are you the vibrant leader passionate about rural health and social justice who will guide RHAP into the next decade? Vacancy – RHAP Director Main purpose of the job The Rural Health Advocacy Project is seeking to employ a Director who will provide overall leadership to the Rural Health Advocacy Project. The successful candidate will be r ...
Access to Healthcare in Post Apartheid South Africa

Access to Healthcare in Post Apartheid South Africa

“Our multivariate analysis shows that despite government efforts to make health care more accessible by expanding the facility network and abolishing user fees, rural households and vulnerable subgroups such as black South Africans, the less educated, the unemployed and the poor tend to be less likely to have adequate access to health car ...
Contraceptive Shortages across South Africa

Contraceptive Shortages across South Africa

Reproductive Health Rights of Women in SA under Threat 24 July 2018 Reproductive health rights of women in South Africa under threat, as supply shortages leave health facilities across the country without supplies of contraceptives. Public sector supply shortages of contraceptives have been confirmed by the National Department of Health (NDOH) ...
Health workers as Change Agents and Patient Advocates

Health workers as Change Agents and Patient Advocates

A presentation to the People’s Health Movement (PHM) Public Meeting on 9 June 2018  By Karessa Govender:  Projects Officer, Rural Health Advocacy Project Introduction Today I wear two hats, the first is that of a member of a civil society organization, the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP)and the second hat is that of a healthcare work ...
RHAP Letter to SAHRC for Urgent Investigation

RHAP Letter to SAHRC for Urgent Investigation

RHAP has written a letter to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) requesting an urgent investigation into the health impact of the protest and industrial action that has wracked health facilities in the North West Province. Many facilities have been closed or partially opened for lengths of time with large numbers of people in comm ...
Voice Workshop at Africa Health Conference – 29 May 2018

Voice Workshop at Africa Health Conference – 29 May 2018

Join our Voice Team at the Africa Health Conference on 29 May 2018 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Objectives of Voice workshops: • Participants have insight into legal and policy foundations of the right to health • You can learn more about Advocacy approaches and the different roles played by      health care workers • Health ...
North West Doctors Open Letter about the Health Crisis

North West Doctors Open Letter about the Health Crisis

Letter of concern: Ongoing Health Crisis in the North-West Province Background: Currently there is a crisis in the provision of health care in the North-West Province. This is a result of action taken by various groups who were angered by chronically unresolved issues which resulted in violence and closure of health care facilities. The crisis ...