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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

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Rural Health Advocacy Project rallies behind the findings of the Child Poverty report

The Child Poverty report delves beyond the numerical façade to uncover the stark reality of child poverty that has gripped our nation. It lays bare a disheartening truth: a staggering eight million children in South Africa grapple with inadequate nutrition, a blatant violation of our constitutional mandate to ensure that every child is provided with the fundamental right to access basic nutrition. This revelation, undoubtedly distressing, seeks to exert immense pressure on the Treasury, urging them to reconsider their policy stance on financial consolidation and the persistent reduction in social spending

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Rural healthcare — a constant struggle against heavy odds

As the government fails to fulfil its constitutional mandate of providing equitable healthcare services to all South Africans, healthcare workers have stepped in. They often have to moonlight as researchers, community advocates and social workers, and even contribute to health policy development.

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Heroes of rural health were honored at the Rural Health Conference

In a heartfelt tribute to the unsung heroes of rural healthcare, the Rural Health Conference unfolded in a whirlwind of appreciation, recognition, and applause. The event, which took place over three days, served as a resounding testament to the dedicated medical practitioners who tirelessly serve in rural areas.

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Rural Health Conference shines a spotlight on dedicated service in rural areas

In a scenic corner of the Eastern Cape, the 26th Rural Health Conference brought together a diverse group of healthcare professionals, doctors, nurses, rural health advocates, and enthusiasts for a remarkable event that not only promoted health knowledge but also celebrated rural service.

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African Traditional Medicine Day Recognizes Deep-rooted Practices

In a vibrant celebration of cultural heritage and healing wisdom, African Traditional Medicine Day is observed across the continent. This special day is about honoring the old and wise ways of healing and caring for health that have been practiced in Africa for a very long time. It’s a time to appreciate the methods that have been vital to African communities for generations.

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Navigating Urban Upbringing, Rural Realities, and Healthcare

As Women’s Month unfolds, I find myself reflecting on the journey that has brought me from the bustling streets of the city to the tranquil landscapes of rural areas, and back to the city. The vibrant urban atmosphere that I grew up in, with its skyscrapers and neon lights, helped to establish my outlook on life. But it was my brief stay and frequent visits to rural areas that made the link between urban upbringing, healthcare, and women’s empowerment clear.

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