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.
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.
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.
- 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
- prevention of NCDs and promotion of health and wellness at individual,
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 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.
PURPOSE OF POSITION
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.