Workplace violence in the health sector - country case study: South Africa

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World Health Organization

There is growing concern worldwide about the increase in workplace violence. The purpose of the study is to obtain information on the level of workplace violence in the health sector in South Africa. In particular this study examines the extent of workplace violence, factors that may contribute to violence and explore the most suitable strategies and appropriate policies to prevent and address violence in the workplace.

Morbidity and mortality patterns among the youth of South Africa, 2013

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Statistics South Africa

Worldwide, the youth are faced by greater health risks including physical and psychological trauma from sexual abuse, gender-based violence and other forms of accidents. They still face substantial challenges such as high unemployment rates, high HIV infection rates and a number of them heading households (UNFPA, 2015). They also have risks such as sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancies and other related complications (United Nations, 2015).

Gender-responsive HIV programming for women and girls

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This guidance note is intended to guide countries on how to include a gender perspective and promote equality and human rights for women and girls in their national HIV responses, drawing upon the latest technical developments, guidelines and investment approaches. The inclusion of a gender perspective for women and girls into national HIV responses is important because they continue to be profoundly affected by HIV. As such, addressing their needs is a prerequisite to effectively responding to the epidemic. This brief, which seeks to support a gender-responsive HIV response, is a first step towards the application of key tools and resources that help integrate gender considerations into concept notes, proposals, and national strategic plans.


National Council Against Smoking
Closing Date: 
18 February 2014

The National Council Against Smoking invites applications for the above post. The Council’s mission is to promote health and prevent disease by reducing tobacco use in the population.

Snap shot survey report on substance abuse in nine provinces in South Africa

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Department of Social Development (South Africa)

In 2010/11 South Africa’s Central Drug Authority conducted a  snap shot survey  among about 7,800 people in several provinces. The survey details prevalence of substance abuse in homes as well as community members perceptions of impacts and risk factors. About 65 percent of respondents reported having a substance abuser at home.

South-to-south technical exchange on integrating PEPFAR gender strategies: Framework and toolkit

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Other/ unknown/ unpublished

In 2012 and 2013, AIDSTAR-One piloted the South-to-South Technical Exchange on Integrating PEPFAR Gender Strategies: Framework and Toolkit in collaboration with PEPFAR, Stepping Stones International in Botswana, and the Sonke Gender Justice Network in South Africa. This report summarizes the results of the assessment.

Responding to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women WHO: Clinical and policy guidelines

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World Health Organization

These guidelines aim to provide evidence- based guidance to health-care providers on the appropriate responses to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women, including clinical interventions and emotional support. They also seek to raise awareness, among health-care providers and policy- makers, of violence against women, to better understand the need for an appropriate health- sector response to violence against women.

ART Guidelines 2013

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Department of Health (South Africa)

The ART guidelines deal with Fixed Dose Combinations medications and introduces fixed dose combination (FDC) ART for patients initiated with ART for the first time; introduce FDC ART for HIV positive pregnant women irrespective of CD4 count during pregnancy and during the breastfeeding period; phased introduction of FDC to patients with other co-morbidities (diabetes, hypertension and respiratory diseases, including TB); phased introduction of FDC to patients who require switching due to drugs toxicity or switching from Stavudine (d4T) based regime and phased introduction of FDC to patients who are stable of ART and VL suppressed.

Superfood for Babies

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Save the Children

Superfood for Babies is a global call to action to rediscover the importance of breastfeeding and to support mothers to breastfeed their babies – especially in the poorest communities in the poorest countries.

The four major barriers that prevent mothers from breastfeeding are examined:

Mapping Violence Against Women: A Tool To Map The Prevalence Of Violence Against Women And The Interventions Addressing It

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Other/ unknown/ unpublished

This mapping-tool supports NGO's and service providing organisations to get an overall picture of Violence Against Women (VAW) in their country / region. What is the prevelance of the various forms of VAW? What measures are being taken by governments, service providing organisations and NGOs to address VAW? Who is working on which topic, and what are the blind spots? The tool helps to collect, to structure and to evaluate relevant information.

"Why mapping and for what purposes?