A Gendered Analysis of the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement 2019 with a Focus on Rural Health. RHAP Submission on MTBPS 2019

A Gendered Analysis of the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement 2019 with a Focus on Rural Health. RHAP Submission on MTBPS 2019

Read RHAP’s full submission on the 2019 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement here. Executive Summary An investment in health is an investment in people. Health is not just about treating disease. Good health is an enabler. Therefore, RHAP is particularly concerned that the revenue raising proposals in this year’s MTBPS and harsh aust ...

Much talked about NHI

Content hosted by iono.fm John Perlman on KHAYAFM had an in-depth look at the much talked about NHI. The conversation was probing the impact NHI will have on the working class and the most vulnerable members of society. Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize spoke to John in the first fifteen minutes of the show. Then the conversation continued in st ...
The power, the purse strings and the National Health Insurance

The power, the purse strings and the National Health Insurance

By Russell Rensburg. Published in the Mail and Guardian on 17 September 2019 The National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill proposes significant shifts in who controls our national and provincial health budgets. Will the draft legislation rob provinces of traditional control, or will it open up new, and more effective ways of making sure money goes w ...
Press Statement: South Africa’s fiscal austerity potentially an opportunity to remedy neglected rural healthcare

Press Statement: South Africa’s fiscal austerity potentially an opportunity to remedy neglected rural healthcare

National Health Insurance (NHI) introduction must be the start of radical review South Africa is in a daunting phase of fiscal austerity which began globally in 2008 and will prevail in the short and medium term, but the situation presents an ideal opportunity for the country to reorganise its skewed healthcare provision to make it more equitab ...
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 ...