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.

Disease profile for Vhembe Health District Limpopo

Published by: 
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.

Dignity in Mental Health

Published by: 
World Federation for Mental Health

This year the World Federation for Mental Health has chosen “Dignity in Mental Health” as the theme for World Mental Health Day on 10 October.


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.

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

Database Manager (2 posts)

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 D1/2 with annual base salary starting at R450,588 if full compliance to job requirements.

Trends in risk factors for non-communicable diseases in South Africa

Published by: 
Health Systems Trust
In June 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) South Africa Country Office reported that about two out of five deaths are related to non-communicable disease (NCD), which can be attributed to high prevalence of major risk factors: tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet and high salt intake, obesity and physical inactivity.1 In an effort to combat this trend, the South African National Department of Health has developed a Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) 2013-172 that has prioritised the goal of reducing NCD morbidity, mortality and related risk factors by implementing the following three major components:
  1. prevention of NCDs and promotion of health and wellness at individual,

Eastern Cape Province 2013/14 Health Barometer

Published by: 
Health Systems Trust

The Eastern Cape Province Health Barometer 2013/14 provides an overview of the delivery of primary health care (PHC) in the public health sector across the eight districts and 26 sub-districts in the Eastern Cape Province. Data as well as the Eastern Cape district chapters from the District Health Barometer (DHB) 2013/14 have been used to compile this provincial profile. The publication has been prepared at the request of the Eastern Cape Department of Health and is funded by Health Systems Trust (HST). This is the first provincial health barometer published by HST.

mHealth Strategy 2015-2019

Published by: 
Department of Health (South Africa)

mHealth refers to mobile computing, medical sensor, and communications technolgies used for the delivery of health-related services and the support of medical and public health practice. Employing mobile telecommunications and multimedia technologies such as mobile phones, patient monitoring devices, PDAs, and other wireless devices, mHealth is a fast growing subset of eHealth.

Data Capturer (Short-term Independent Contractor)

Health Systems Trust
Closing Date: 
13 August 2015


Health Systems Trust (HST) wishes to appoint one Data Capturer as a short-term independent contractor based in the Western Cape. The incumbent’s 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. The project aims to conduct a rapid assessment of injury morbidity burden at health facilities in two communities within the Western Cape Metropole (Nyanga and Khayelitsha). Data collected over a one-week period at six health facilities will need to be captured.