injury

Study Supervisor

Employer: 
Health Systems Trust
Closing Date: 
5 August 2014
Health Systems Trust is a dynamic, not-for-profit organisation that supports the development of an equitable and comprehensive health system for the provision of quality health care in South and southern Africa.
 
PURPOSE:
 
Health Systems Trust (HST) wishes to appoint three Study Supervisors as short-term independent contractors based in the Western Cape. The incumbents’ primary responsibility will be to participate in an upcoming short-term research project in line with the organisation’s goal of building an equitable, effective and efficient national health system in South Africa and the region, through strengthening the functioning of health districts.

Data Collectors x10

Employer: 
Health Systems Trust
Closing Date: 
5 August 2014
Health Systems Trust is a dynamic, not-for-profit organisation that supports the development of an equitable and comprehensive health system for the provision of quality health care in South and southern Africa.
 
PURPOSE:
 
Health Systems Trust (HST) wishes to appoint 10 Data Collectors as short-term independent contractors based in the Western Cape to conduct a rapid assessment of injury morbidity burden at health facilities in three communities within the Western Cape Metropole (Nyanga, Khayelitsha and Elsies River) over a one week period.

Data Capturers x3

Employer: 
Health Systems Trust
Closing Date: 
5 August 2014
Health Systems Trust is a dynamic, not-for-profit organisation that supports the development of an equitable and comprehensive health system for the provision of quality health care in South and southern Africa.
 
PURPOSE:
 
Health Systems Trust (HST) wishes to appoint up to three Data Capturers as short-term independent contractors based in the Western Cape.

Health in South Africa: changes and challenges since 2009

Published by: 
The Lancet

Since the 2009 Lancet Health in South Africa Series, important changes have occurred in the country, resulting in an
increase in life expectancy to 60 years. Historical injustices together with the disastrous health policies of the previous
administration are being transformed. The change in leadership of the Ministry of Health has been key, but new
momentum is inhibited by stasis within the health management bureaucracy. Specific policy and programme changes
are evident for all four of the so-called colliding epidemics: HIV and tuberculosis; chronic illness and mental health;
injury and violence; and maternal, neonatal, and child health. South Africa now has the world’s largest programme of

Department of Health Budget Vote Speech 2012/12: National Assembly, Cape Town

Published by: 
Department of Health (South Africa)

Honourable Chairperson

Ministers present here today

My Colleague Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Gwen Ramokgopa

MEC’s of Health from various Provinces

Honourable Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee, Dr Monwabisi

Goqwana and Members of your Committee

Honourable members of the House

Director –General of Health Ms Precious Matsoso

Your excellencies, High Commissioners and Ambassodors

Leaders of various statutory bodies, Health Unions and other Health related Organisations

Our Special guest the Rollback Malaria and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and UN Envoy for Africa, Ms Yvonne Chaka Chaka

Distinguished guests

Ladies and Gentlemen

Chronic disease and trauma plague SA health system

HIV may be the most immediate threat to healthcare in the country but health data gathered from hospitals around the country shows that violence and lifestyle diseases are taking a grievous toll on the health system.

The District Health Barometer, released in Pretoria on Thursday alongside the latest edition of the South African Health Review, showed that outside of HIV/Aids and opportunistic infections associated with it, such as tuberculosis (TB), pneumonia and diarrhoeal disease, the leading cause of premature death in the country is transport injury.

South Africa: Failing Maternity Care

(Johannesburg)  – A lack of oversight and accountability for recurrent problems in the health system and abuses committed by health personnel contributes to South Africa’s substandard maternity care and undermines one of its top health goals: to reduce its high maternal death rate, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. South Africa’s maternal mortality ratio has more than quadrupled over the past decade, making accountability structures to improve oversight and correct health system deficiencies all the more critical, Human Rights Watch said.

Zimbabwe: Mobilise Sufficient Resources for Reproductive Health, States Urged

AFRICAN Governments need to mobilise sufficient resources if people's reproductive health requirements are to be met, a Population Report has said. The report, published by the Info Project, Centre for Communication Programmes at the John Hopkins Bloom-berg School of Public Health in America said the burden of injury and infectious diseases made the situation in Africa worse as healthcare systems were already struggling to meet people's needs.

South Africa: Health and safety of municipal workers neglected

Employers abuse and neglect the Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) of health workers in Municipal Clinics around the country, according to research recently released by the Municipal Services Project (MSP), the Industrial Health Research Group (IHRG) and the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU).

Press Release: South African Health Review 2003/04 and National Primary Health Care Facilities Survey

The health of the nation is characterised by a quadruple burden of disease, with the impact of HIV/AIDS adding to the combination of a high injury burden, conditions related to underdevelopment and chronic diseases.