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.
Health Systems Trust (HST) wishes to appoint an Administration Manager to manage the organisation’s administrative support function. The post is based at our Durban office.
This is a one year, fixed-term, contract position, renewable based on funding and performance.
Five key emerging market economies, commonly termed the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), have been lauded for their stellar economic growth and resilience through the 2008/09 financial crisis. They are becoming models of development for development practitioners, researchers and other emerging economies. Scratch beneath the surface, however, and you will notice that not all people in these countries have benefited equally from growth. Some countries have seen enormous increases in income inequality – specifically China, India and South Africa; Brazil has enjoyed a reduction. What can be learnt, in terms of the challenges and successes of reconciling growth and equity, from the BRICS’ recent growth?
Censuses are principal means of collecting basic population and housing statistics required for social and economic development, policy interventions, their implementation and evaluation. South Africa has conducted three Censuses (1996, 2001 and 2011). Census 2011 was the third Census to be conducted since the post democratic elections in 1994 and a number of population and household attributes were measured and variety of indicators generated. This chapter provides profiles results on all Census topics; demographics, migration, education, general health and functioning, labour force, mortality, and households.
Born too soon: the global action report on preterm birth provides the first-ever national, regional and global estimates of preterm birth. The report shows the extent to which preterm birth is on the rise in most countries, and is now the second leading cause of death globally for children under five, after pneumonia.
Addressing preterm birth is now an urgent priority for reaching Millennium Development Goal 4, calling for the reduction of child deaths by two-thirds by 2015. This report shows that rapid change is possible and identifies priority actions for everyone.
Over the past ten years, an increasing number of countries are initiating, negotiating and agreeing new trade agreements between two countries or amongst a group of countries. These are commonly known as free trade agreements or “FTAs”1, and they are promoted as providing significant economic benefits to signatory countries through the removal or reduction of barriers to trade in goods and services. Many political leaders have indicated that they would prefer to remove or reduce trade barriers through the multilateral system in a way that benefits all countries belonging to the World Trade Organization.
This issue of the HST Update looks at South Africa's nutrition and nutrition programmes in the country.
This submission by the ANC NEC Subcommittee on Education and Health is designed to stimulate debates in the organisation on achievements made and challenges experienced by the ANC in implementing policies and programs in Basic Education, Higher Education & Training, Health and Science & Technology. It seeks to assist the membership of the ANC to assess the impact of our work since 1994, which involved designing ANC policies and programs to transform South Africa from apartheid to democracy, translating those into government policies and programs, and ensuring their successful implementation in the ANC and government for a better life for all.
“We’ll Show You You’re a Woman”: Violence and Discrimination against Black Lesbians and Transgender Men in South Africa
This 93-page report is based on more than 120 interviews conducted in six provinces. Human Rights Watch found that lesbians and transgender men face extensive discrimination and violence in their daily lives, both from private individuals and government officials. The abusers of people known or assumed to be lesbian, bisexual, or transgender act with near-total impunity, Human Rights Watch found.