district health systems

Disease profile for Vhembe Health District Limpopo

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Health Systems Trust
As noted by the World Health Organization, health information is a key resource for managing health systems and improved health outcomes. Closing information gaps at local, provincial and national levels is essential for guiding priority policy-making and implementation of interventions.

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Community and Health Sciences
Closing Date: 
28 September 2012

The School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape is a WHO Collaborating Centre, and has an international reputation as a leading research and teaching institution in Public Health. Its educational and research activities are wide-ranging, with a special focus on health systems research, primary health care, social determinants of health, priority conditions (including TB/HIV and chronic disease) and the implementation of district health systems. The School’s distance learning postgraduate programme, offered through a range of learning media, is unique in Southern Africa.

Financial Management: An Overview and Field Guide for District Management Teams

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Health Systems Trust

This Guide is not intended as a how-to-do-it document. It aims to provide a framework for approaching the financial management cycle and to operate within the regulatory framework.The idea to develop an Overview and Guide for District Health Managers on Financial Management arose after a range of capacity building initiatives had been conducted in several districts across South Africa. During these initiatives it became clear that districts had common problems with regard to financial management.

HST Conference 1999

Series Name: 
HST Update
Published by: 
Health Systems Trust


Health systems research as a discipline requires continuous interaction between researchers, policy makers, health service managers and service providers. For health systems research to have a practical impact, such interaction has to be nurtured from the planning stages and sustained through to the utilisation of research findings, taking into account all the factors that might encourage or impede this process.