Resourcing Rural Areas for the Right to Health

Resourcing Rural Areas for the Right to Health

Address by RHAP at the TAC Annual General Meeting.

On the 18 of April 2013 Marije Versteeg from the Rural Health Advocacy Project gave a plenary presentation at the TAC AGM at Booysens Hotel. Rural areas continue to suffer from persistent inequities in health care. The most deprived districts in the country are all rural, yet the primary health care expenditure in these districts is below the national average. The staffing shortages in rural areas are also the worst, restricting access to health care and infringing on the health rights of rural communities. An HRH revolution is required as well as an urgent move to needs-based budgeting. At its AGM TAC resolved to appoint a Rural Health Rep amongst its leadership and to organise a national march for Rural Health.

Please click here to see the presentation.