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South Africa can’t just “move-on” from Covid-19 without absorbing valuable lessons 

A new report released today, on Universal Health Coverage Day, by Rural Health Advocacy Project reveals that the health system disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic compromised the gains made in many programmes in this sector. It also highlighted various inequities in the current structure of the health system


Universal Healthcare Coverage Day Seminar: From crisis to resilience

On Monday, 12 December 2022, Rural Healthcare Advocacy Project (RHAP) is hosting a Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day seminar. UHC is in line with the Constitution of South Africa in which the Bill of Rights states that everyone has the right to have access to healthcare services.


RHAP calls for urgent implementation of a minimum service level agreement to ensure essential health service

On Tuesday, 22 November 2022 workers called a national day of action after wage negotiations with the government came to halt. 


Mid-term budget fails to show the way to a more resilient recovery

The Medium-term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) was tabled at a time of increased uncertainty and volatility characterised by rising global interest rates, downward revisions to the economic outlook, and very high unemployment.


SA’s TB recovery doesn’t necessarily need a bigger budget, just reprioritisation

According to the Department of Health, 208 000 cases of TB were diagnosed in South Africa in 2020


How to start improving SA’s public healthcare delivery after a directionless mini budget

The Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement fails to provide a credible path towards a resilient recovery. Here is what can be done to strengthen governance and build social solidarity around the recovery we need.