What is a sustainable remote health workforce? People, practice and place

New publication in Remote and Rural Health, 2016, by LL Onis. Introduction: In rural and remote regions, access to healthcare services is reliant on the availability of a competent workforce. The global challenge for the attraction and retention of health professionals in rural and remote regions is exacerbated by inconsistent management practi ...

RHAP Governance Manual

RHAP reports into Wits University through the Wits Centre for Rural Health, which functions as a department of the University reporting to the Head of the School of Clinical Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences. RHAP has its own offices and staff complement and strategic direction is provided by the Board. This manual explains RHAP’ ...
Achieving Universal Health Coverage

Achieving Universal Health Coverage

In this WHO publication, Prof Wong argues that the real challenge in achieving Universal Health Coverage is the delivery of services to those who are hardest to reach. “Without a focus on reach, resources will be wasted and the number of preventable and treatable illnesses will remain high.”  Unpacking the example of Brazil’s ...
Strengthening rural health placements for medical students: Lessons for South Africa from international experience

Strengthening rural health placements for medical students: Lessons for South Africa from international experience

By J E Doherty and I Couper. South Africa Corresponding author: J E Doherty (dohertyj@telkomsa.net) Background. This article published in the SAMJ, May 2016, derives lessons from international experience of innovative rural health placements for medical students. It provides pointers for strengthening South African undergraduate rural health pr ...
Medical schools selection criteria and medical students’ demographic profile.

Medical schools selection criteria and medical students’ demographic profile.

This publication in the South African Medical Journal of January 2016 presents important research findings on the current state of selection criteria and medical students’ demographic profile. It concludes that selection policies for undergraduate medical programmes aimed at redress should be continued and further refined, along with with ...
Enhancing Funders’ and Advocates’ Effectiveness: The Processes Shaping Collaborative Advocacy for Health Systems Accountability in South Africa

Enhancing Funders’ and Advocates’ Effectiveness: The Processes Shaping Collaborative Advocacy for Health Systems Accountability in South Africa

In this publication in the Foundation Review // 2016 Vol 8:1, Klugman and Jassat describe the role of five advocacy groups, including the Rural Health Advocacy Project, that built collaborative initiatives to address health system challenges in South Africa. The findings presented are based on retrospective reviews of annual reports, organisati ...
RHAP Vacancy: Programme Manager Health Systems and Policy

RHAP Vacancy: Programme Manager Health Systems and Policy

The Rural Health Advocacy Project is seeking to employ a Programme Manager who will provide leadership over RHAP’s rural health policy advocacy work. Reporting to the RHAP Director, the successful candidate has demonstrable expertise and experience in health systems strengthening with a profound understanding of the South African rural health c ...
RHAP Submission on the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement 2015: More bad news for human resources for health (Version 1)

RHAP Submission on the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement 2015: More bad news for human resources for health (Version 1)

Submission to the Joint Meeting of the Standing and Select Committees on Finance, Public Hearings, 28 October 2015.  Download the full submission Summary and recommendations This submission is made to the Joint Meeting of the Standing and Select Committees on Finance on the 2015 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement tabled in Parliament on 28 Oct ...

PACASA Strategic Plan 2015-2018

The vision of the Professional Association of Clinical Associates in South Africa is to empower and unite Clinical Associates to provide accessible, equitable and quality healthcare in South Africa. Read all about this new health cadre in the following documents. PACASA Stratplan 2015-2018 (RuDASA handout) RuDASA Slide Show (2) TC ClinA Overvie ...