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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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New healthcare plan promises to overhaul South Africa’s massively skewed system

South Africa’s health care needs to be reformed so that everyone has access regardless of affordability or location.

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Budget doesn’t address SA’s crumbling health system — activists

The budget tabled in Parliament last week, does not address a crumbling health system, some civic organisations have warned. Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba announced a R205bn budget for health in the new financial year that is set to increase to R240.3bn. The total expenditure on health over the medium-term framework is set at R667.8bn.

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Fact Sheet: Rural Health 2015

Compiled by the Rural Health Advocacy Project, the third annual fact sheet presents and update on the status of rural health in South Africa

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Report: Rural Health Fact Sheet

The Rural Health Advocacy Project report charts facts, sources and commentary on rural health in South African provinces. 

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A Tale of Rural Health

The failing healthcare system in the Eastern Cape affects everyone: urban communities, migrants from Gauteng and Cape Town too sick to work anymore or returning home to retire, and healthcare workers who don’t have the medicines, equipment and a functioning referral system, to offer the care their patients need.

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Rural Health in Focus: Making expenditure control, equity and efficiency work for Rural Health

This is the first issue of Rural Health in Focus, which aims to draw systematic attention to the successes and challenges of rural health in order to improve national health outcomes. This issue focuses specifically on rural health financing, efficiency and equity.

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