South Africa

South African Health Review 2008

Series Name: 
South African Health Review
Published by: 
Health Systems Trust

The theme of this 13th edition of the Review, launched in December 2008, is Primary Health Care in South Africa: A review of 30 years since Alma Ata. The SAHR 2008 chapters focus on critical issues in Primary Health Care. The Review includes a national and international perspective of Primary Health Care, and focuses on areas such as policy and legislation, determinants of health, lifestyle, infectious diseases, mental health, maternal and child health, nutrition and environmental health. The SAHR reviews issues around human resources, finance, and information. It also looks at research on health systems, the role of the private and non-governmental organisations in Primary Health Care, and ends with the relevant health and related indicators chapter.

Estimated number of TB cases in children double, but better reporting may lead to advances

Progress made in the fight against childhood TB although many children still die of TB, says Stellenbosch University
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released its 2015 Global TB report, revealing a million cases of TB among children worldwide, with 140 000 children dying from tuberculosis in 2014.  
While this is double the estimate of childhood TB deaths compared to last year’s WHO report, the Desmond Tutu TB Centre (DTTC) at Stellenbosch University says it's positive in that at least more cases are being reflected.

Health Systems Trust launches the latest editions of the annual South African Health Review and District Health Barometer

Media Release
   (Embargoed until 18h00 on Tuesday 20 October 2015)

Health Systems Trust launches the latest editions of the annual
South African Health Review and District Health Barometer
Launch details:
Date: Tuesday 20 October 2015 
Venue: Southern Sun Hotel

District Health Barometer 2014/15

Published by: 
Health Systems Trust
The annually published District Health Barometer (DHB) is designed and compiled to assist South Africa’s National Department of Health in making health and related information available for monitoring progress in health service delivery at district level.  
The Barometer provides current information on functioning and associated fluctuations in all the country’s health districts, describing performance over time in relation to previous years as well as between districts.

Local Communications Officer

International AIDS Society
Closing Date: 
5 October 2015

Durban has been selected to host the 21st International AIDS Conference from 17th to 22nd July 2016 (AIDS 2016). The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue. First convened during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1985, the conference continues to provide a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy, and an opportunity to strengthen policies and programmes to ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic.


Senior Project Manager: Community Health

Stellenbosch University
Closing Date: 
5 October 2015
Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Division of Community Health
Centre for Health Systems and Services Research and Development
Senior Project Manager: Quality Improvement - SUCCEED project (Job Level 7)
(Five year fixed-term appointment with benefits)
(Ref: TGB05/317/0915)
The Stellenbosch University Comprehensive Capacity Enhancement through Engagement with Districts (SUCCEED) Project aims to, through engagement with stakeholders, develop district health learning centres (DHLC) as centres of excellence within South Africa's PEPFAR Focusing for Impact Districts.

Explaining the role of the social determinants of health on health inequality in South Africa

Published by: 
Global Health Action

Action on the social determinants of health (SDH) is relevant for reducing health inequalities. This is particularly the case for South Africa (SA) with its very high level of income inequality and inequalities in health and health outcomes. This paper provides evidence on the key SDH for reducing health inequalities in the country using a framework initially developed by the World Health Organization.

Guidelines for Maternity Care in South Africa

Published by: 
Department of Health (South Africa)

The National Department of Health has identified maternal health care as a priority area requiring urgent action in South Africa. This is in line with the target to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as we as the targets set in our National Development Plan (NDP).

General Medical Practitioner

Ndlovu Care Group
Closing Date: 
30 September 2015
Ndlovu Care Group is a South African NGO based in a rural environment, Elandsdoorn, Limpopo Province which provides comprehensive integrated Health/Community Development services as part of a large scale HAART/TB programme. 
Ndlovu Care Group seeks to appoint a General Medical Practitioner, based in Dennilton.
  • Applicants must be registered as a Medical Doctor with the HPCSA.
  • Candidates should be all-round GP clinicians with obstetrical experience.
  • They should have solid knowledge of HIV/AIDS, TB and Primary Health Care issues and ARV treatment.
  • Competencies (Skills, knowledge) speci

ICT Technical Support Officer

Closing Date: 
22 September 2015
HISP (Health information Systems Program) is a global network of people, entities and organisations that design, implement and sustain Health Information Systems.  As a network, HISP globally follows a participatory approach to support local management of healthcare delivery and information flows, and was established by the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo.
Fixed term 2 year contract on post grade C3 with annual base salary starting at R273,726 if full compliance to job requirements.