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