PRE-MTBPS STATEMENT: DEAR MINISTER OF FINANCE, WILL THE ONGOING BUDGET CRISIS IN HEALTH BE ADDRESSED OR DO WE NEED TO BRACE FOR FURTHER DECLINE?

PRE-MTBPS STATEMENT: DEAR MINISTER OF FINANCE, WILL THE ONGOING BUDGET CRISIS IN HEALTH BE ADDRESSED OR DO WE NEED TO BRACE FOR FURTHER DECLINE?

This week, Minister Malusi Gigaba will deliver his maiden Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) at National Parliament. The MTBPS is a crucial part of government’s budget cycle and provides an update on the government spending plans for the next three years. A lot has changed since February when the former minister Mr Pravin Gordhan table ...
Life Esidimeni MD – ‘Doctors Failed to Speak Out’

Life Esidimeni MD – ‘Doctors Failed to Speak Out’

http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/life-esidimeni-md-doctors-failed-to-speak-out-20171018 As the hurt, loss and suffering of #Esidimeni is now open for all to hear and see, we need a serious conversation as a country about healthcare worker rights and duties to speak out. Some did speak out, internally, and were ignored or silenced, others ...

Causes, implications and possible responses to the implementation of staffing moratoria in the public health system in South Africa during times of budget austerity

The purpose of this working paper is to draw attention to the causes, consequences and possible responses to the implementation of moratoria on the filling of posts within the health system. Human resource moratoria, also referred to as the ‘freezing of posts’ has become an increasingly common occurrence within the public health system over the ...

Advocacy for Health: An educators guide to incorporating advocacy into the health sciences curriculum

Rural patients often bear the brunt of a vicious cycle.  Their local health systems need more resources and healthcare workers with inside knowledge to speak out about health care failures; but the shortages of health care workers make them feel vulnerable to speak out. Whilst healthcare workers can be agents of change, many lack the motivation ...

Why does a Rural Mental Health Campaign exist?*

The Rural Mental Health Campaign (RMHC) was started in 2014 by a group of organisations including RHAP who are advocates for rural health as well as mental health care services in South Africa. Today’s active members of the RMHC are RuRESA, the South African Mental Health Federation, RHAP, RuDASA, Cape Mental Health, PRIME and the Psychology De ...
Advocacy in the Curriculum

Advocacy in the Curriculum

RHAP is making inroads into various universities with our ‘Advocacy in the Curriculum’ Programme. Download our manual Integrating Advocacy into the Curriculum Manual January 2017 and get in touch for more information! Email: Samantha@rhap.org.za UKZN Presentation on Decolonising the Curriculum: UKZN Decolonisation presentation SMU P ...
Two Graduate Internship Opportunities

Two Graduate Internship Opportunities

RHAP welcomes applications for internships by driven people committed to social justice, to be based at our office in Rosebank. While we welcome internship applications throughout the year, we are currently looking for two interns who can start as soon as possible. How should interns apply? Interns should send a CV and cover letter to info@rhap ...

RHAP Vacancy: Operations Coordinator

Main purpose of the job: To contribute to the smooth running of the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) by providing administrative and financial support in compliance with WHC policies and regulations. To coordinate and develop communication outputs. Location Rural Health Advocacy Project, Rosebank Key performance areas: – Provide finan ...
Cutting Human Resources for Health – Who Pays?

Cutting Human Resources for Health – Who Pays?

This report shows both the gravity and the complexity of the HRH crisis for rural communities in South Africa. While many of the challenges described affect health services at all levels and in urban and peri-urban areas as well, it is clear that rural South Africans are uniquely vulnerable to the effects of staffing cuts, and disproportionatel ...