Public health

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.

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.

Offline: Delivering a new future for Africa

Published by: 
The Lancet
Post-Ebola, commentators have been given permission to say in public what they have thought in private for a long time—namely, that WHO's Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) has a record and reputation for failure second to none in global health today. In advance of an unprecedented meeting convened by the new Regional Director for WHO AFRO, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, earlier this month, I asked a group of Africa health experts for their views on WHO's work on the continent. WHO AFRO does have strengths. Most importantly of all, its country offices. Africa has one of the fastest growing collections of national economies in the world today. It has progressively expanding scientific capacities. Yet for all of these advantages, WHO AFRO is not well respected.

Project Manager

Employer: 
Ibis Reproductive Health
Closing Date: 
10 April 2015
Ibis Reproductive Health is an international nonprofit organisation that aims to improve women’s reproductive autonomy, choices, and health worldwide. Our core activity is clinical and social science research; our agenda is driven by women’s needs and prioritises increasing access to safe abortion, expanding contraceptive access and choice, and integrating HIV and comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services.
 
Ibis is currently seeking a dynamic, thoughtful, and enthusiastic Project Manager for our Johannesburg office.

Annual Report 2013/14

Series Name: 
HST Annual Report
Published by: 
Health Systems Trust

In presenting this report on HST’s journey through another successful year, I am pleased to confirm that we are in a stable financial position to take our work into a new chapter.

During the 2013/14 year, we have been immersed in a wide variety of projects focusing on health systems strengthening and health systems research. Many of these are multi-year in length and broad in reach, spanning the full range of South Africa’s health reform initiatives. This extensive scope is one aspect that represents our vision for improved and stronger health systems across the region.

Community Based Monitoring: A dozen things to know

Published by: 
Soul City
This fact sheet, published by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication as part of the Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality through Strengthening Primary Health Care in South Africa Programme (RMCH), outlines some of the key points about a community-based monitoring model which has been piloted under the RMCH project by the Soul City Institute in South Africa.

Annual Health Statistics 2012

Published by: 
Department of Health (South Africa)

This Annual Health Statistics publication is produced by Health Systems Trust for the South African National Department of Health (NDoH) and provides information on various indicators. It also provides trends covering population demography, morbidity and mortality patterns, resources invested (financial and human) in the public health sector and progress on service delivery.

Assistant Coordinator

Employer: 
Philani Child Health and Nutrition Project
Closing Date: 
28 February 2014

Philani Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Project is a community-based child health and nutrition organisation operating in the informal settlements surrounding Cape Town and in the rural or Thambo district of the Eastern Cape. The Philani Mentor Mother Programme aims to prevent child malnutrition and attendant morbidity and mortality. This aim is accomplished through house-to-house growth monitoring and health education, case follow-up for pregnant mothers and underweight children, assistance in the acquisition of government grants and through giving support in and education on the importance of early childhood development. Our Community Health Care Workers (Mentor Mothers) also attend to home-based care clients.

Handbook on Health Inequality Monitoring with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries

Published by: 
World Health Organization

The World Health Organization developed the Handbook on health inequality monitoring: with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries to provide an overview for health inequality monitoring within low- and middle-income countries, and act as a resource for those involved in spearheading, improving or sustaining monitoring systems. The handbook was principally designed to be used by technical staff of ministries of health to build capacity for health inequality monitoring in World Health Organization Member States; however, it may also be of interest to public health professionals, researchers, students and others. We assume that the users of this handbook have basic statistical knowledge and some familiarity with monitoringrelated issues.

A Universal Truth: No Health Without a Workforce - Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health Report

Published by: 
World Health Organization

This report is intended to inform proceedings at the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health and to inform a global audience and trigger momentum for action. It aims to consolidate what is known on human resources for health and how to attain, sustain and accelerate progress on universal health coverage.