RHAP Vacancy: Administrator

RHAP Vacancy: Administrator

An exciting opportunity to join the RHAP team has become available. We are looking for an administrator with good organisational skills. Main purpose of the job: To contribute to the smooth running of the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) by providing administrative and financial support. This includes but is not limited to financial adminis ...
Advocate for Improvements using the National Core Standards for Health Establishments

Advocate for Improvements using the National Core Standards for Health Establishments

Published in 2011, the main aim of the National Core Standards for Health Establishments is to: •  Develop a common definition of quality care which should be found in all health establishments in South Africa, as a guide to the public and to managers and staff at all levels; •  Establish a benchmark against which health establishments can be a ...

SA Needs Rural Doctors – Opinion Piece

Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-04-08-comment-sa-needs-rural-doctors/ Although working conditions are tough in rural areas, doctors need to go where they are most needed, says a medical student. COMMENT I am a medical student; one of a mere 1 200 that will graduate each year in a country besieged by challenges in delivering health care to ...
Ten strategic directions for medical schools to become socially accountable

Ten strategic directions for medical schools to become socially accountable

Global Consensus for Social Accountability of Medical Schools source: http://healthsocialaccountability.org/ The beginning of the 20th century presented medical schools with unprecedented challenges to become more scientific and effective in the training of physicians. This was captured in the Flexner report of 1910. The 21st Century presents m ...

Growing Doctors for Africa

This paper, Growing doctors for Africa, by Janet Seggie provides an overview of successes and challenges by South Africa’s medical school in transforming their education to meet population needs (2010). ...
Launch of People’s Health Manifesto: TAC demands accountability from politicians

Launch of People’s Health Manifesto: TAC demands accountability from politicians

TAC to march on office of Premier Ace Mashagule WHEN: 1000 TAC activists will assemble at 09h00 on Thursday March 20,  2014. The march will take place from 10h00 – 11h00, followed by the release of the responses from all political parties on the questions raised in our health manifesto, speeches from key leaders, and the handover of our memoran ...
Community Service Position Statement: ConCourt rejects community service case but Rural Health Care Workers call for decisive action to regulate, promote and support community service in understaffed areas

Community Service Position Statement: ConCourt rejects community service case but Rural Health Care Workers call for decisive action to regulate, promote and support community service in understaffed areas

Issued by: RuDASA, RHAP, RuRESA, PACASA Date: 17 March 2014 The Constitutional Court (ConCourt) recently, on the 19th of February 2014, dismissed the case brought before it by junior doctor Miquel Desroches against the Minister of Health and the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Dr Desroches made headlines[1] at the beginning of 2014 ...

Health Care Financing Reform in South Africa: Equity, Social Justice and the NHI

In this chapter on equity, social justice and NHI, published in the AICDs 2013 Budget Justice Book, Daygan Eagar makes a compelling case for health care financing reform in South Africa. Eagar argues that “Even though the public system is underfunded when compared to the private sector, there is no doubt that it continues to underperform ...

Rural-Proofing of Policy – An Overview of International Best Practices

As part of the RPP Programme, RHAP’s Daygan Eagar conducted a desktop review of international best practices in relation to rural-proofing of policy.  Summary and Key Recommendations Globally, rural populations tend to fair worse on important socioeconomic indicators than their urban counterparts. They tend to be poorer, are unemployed in ...