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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 CHAMPIONS

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Unsung Heroes: The Challenges Faced by Rural Healthcare Workers in South Africa

Healthcare workers are often referred to as the heroes of healthcare due to their steadfast dedication and tenacity in the face of countless adversities. Despite these obstacles, healthcare workers demonstrate extraordinary courage and drive, proving their dedication to the well-being of their patients.

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On International Nurse Day, let us recognize the critical role of nurses in addressing health system challenges in rural South Africa

Join RHAP and RuNurSA in commemoration of  International Nursing Day on Friday, May 12 2023. Nursing is a critical component of healthcare delivery in South Africa, with 56% of healthcare workers being nurses.

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Freedom Day highlights the need for quality healthcare in rural communities

Freedom Day is a time to reflect on the hard-fought struggle for democracy in South Africa. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the freedom that South Africans now enjoy.

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OPINION: The promise of a financial boost for TB programmes – where to from here?

South Africa’s new roadmap to tackle HIV, TB and sexually transmitted infections – the National Strategic Plan – lays out an ambitious list of priority actions that need to be undertaken over the next five years. The plan, released on World TB Day on 24 March, has been lauded for its multisectoral approach.

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TB programmes are all very well, but better governance will make them effective

There are clear gaps in the cycle of governance around South Africa’s TB response. The country has a well-considered policy framework in place and is often at the forefront of new technical solutions, but this does not consistently translate into effective implementation.

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OPINION | Govt’s lack of transparency makes it difficult to monitor efficacy of TB programmes

For the ordinary person living in South Africa right now, Covid-19 is a non-event: no one checks caseloads, thinks about new variants, worries about symptoms, or thinks about vaccines.

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