A new set of guidelines and training tools dealing with the legal, ethical and counselling issues related to HIV testing of children is now available for HIV/AIDS practitioners working with children.
Dr Heidi van Rooyen, project team leader and research director at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), explains: “These guidelines explore in simple and practical terms the psychosocial implications as well as the legal and policy obligations relating to HIV counselling and testing of children.
“The tools describe what practitioners can do to ensure that HIV testing of children takes place in a way that protects and promotes their rights and is conducted in their best interests."
Project Manager: Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality through Strengthening Primary Health Care (RMCH) project
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 a Project Manager to provide strategic direction and technical support to the RMCH project team. He/she will be responsible for initiating and implementing project activities. The candidate will also contribute to other initiatives within the organisation, such as proposal writing. This one-year contract position (renewable based on performance and availability of funds) is based in Pretoria.
The Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) is a nonprofit, private organisation that works to build a better society through education and development. FPD was established by the South African Medical Association.
The FPD seeks to appoint a Health Information System Technical Expert, based at the FPD head office, Pretoria.
Presentations from the Launch of the SAHR 2011, DHB 2010/11 and Announcement of the Facility Improvement Teams
The Launch of the South African Health Review 2011, District Health Barometer 2010/11 and Announcement of the Facility Improvement Teams was held 23 February 2012 in at the Southern Suns Pretoria. Guest speakers included the Honourable Minster of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi as well as other leading public health figures such as Professor Laetitia Rispel and Dr Tim Wilson.
Below please find presentations given at the launch:
Highlights from SAHR 2011(2 Mb)
Professor Laetitia Rispel, Chairperson HST Health Systems Research Committee