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Patient Experiences In Antiretroviral Therapy Programmes In Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

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Health Systems Trust

This report presents the methods and findings of a qualitative study of the experiences of patients taking medication for HIV infection as part of an antiretroviral therapy (ART) programme in five sites in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa. The study, known as the ADHERE Project, was designed by MEASURE Evaluation and implemented in collaboration with Health Systems Trust to provide information to the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health for use in expanding and improving their ART services.

SA making great strides in dealing with teen pregnancy.

ON FRIDAY, the department of basic education held a seminar on teenage fertility, hot on the heels of the news that a teenage girl had given birth in a toilet at a school in Eersterus, near Pretoria.

Mines still fighting to evade costs of silicosis

My grandfather, an immigrant, barely made ends meet with farm work when he arrived in South Africa around the start of the 20th century. He was lured into swapping the open fields for underground life as a worker on the gold mines.

PRESS RELEASE: Launch of the Rural Health Advocacy Project

On 13th Aug 2009 the Rural Health Advocacy Project was launched at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, coinciding with the launch of the Wits Centre for Rural Health. A renewed focus on access to health care in rural areas is vital in a context of worsening key health indicators in South Africa, a 34% national vacancy rate for doctors, and inequitable access to quality health care.

QUALITATIVE EVALUATIONS MANAGER

Closing date: 31 August 2009

We are seeking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced candidate to develop and implement qualitative research components for existing ECHO projects and to develop a qualitative research programme within ECHO.

Part-time Africa Regional Co-ordinator

Closing date: 7 August 2009

The People's Health Movement (PHM) is a global network, bringing together grassroots health activists, civil society organizations and academics from around the world, particularly from low income countries. PHM works towards the revitalisation of primary health care (as described in the Alma-Ata Declaration) and works to address the social determinants of health, including in particular, the growing inequity within and between nations, mostly due to unfair economic structures which lock so many people into poverty and poor health.