The University of Cape Town and the Department of Health of the Western Cape Government invite applications for the above position in the Department of Public Health and Family Medicine linked to the Chief Directorate: Strategy and Health Support.
The successful person:
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.
Study Protocol: Economic incentives for improving clinical outcomes in patients with TB in South Africa: a study of feasibility and effectiveness.
Principal investigator: Dr EE Lutge (Health Systems Trust)
In collaboration with Professor JA Volmink (University of Stellenbosch) and Dr SA Lewin (Medical Research Council South Africa)
Additional technical assistance for protocol development and data analysis provided by KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation.
Funded by the National Department of Health (South Africa), the Tuberculosis Control
Assistance Program (TB CAP), (the Netherlands, through the National TB Directorate) and the Wellcome Trust (United Kingdom).
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
HIV is the main driving force behind South Africa's high child death rates and unless there is a concerted effort to put child survival strategies in place the country faces an "unstoppable wave of child mortality”,’ paediatricians have warned.
Speaking at the national AIDS conference in Durban, Professor Nigel Rollins head of the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, said South Africa was one of nine countries where child mortality was increasing.
Rollins had already warned earlier this year that "PMTCT fatigue” had set in and that multitudes of children were getting needlessly infected.