South Africa

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.

Data Quality Monitor

Employer: 
Health Systems Trust
Closing Date: 
29 October 2015

Health Systems Trust is a dynamic, not-for-profit organisation that supports the development of an equitable and comprehensive of quality health care in South and southern Africa.

Disease profile for Vhembe Health District Limpopo

Published by: 
Health Systems Trust
Background
 
As noted by the World Health Organization, health information is a key resource for managing health systems and improved health outcomes. Closing information gaps at local, provincial and national levels is essential for guiding priority policy-making and implementation of interventions.

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.

Guidelines for Maternity Care in South Africa

Published by: 
Department of Health (South Africa)

The National Department of Health has identified maternal health care as a priority area requiring urgent action in South Africa. This is in line with the target to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as we as the targets set in our National Development Plan (NDP).

General Medical Practitioner

Employer: 
Ndlovu Care Group
Closing Date: 
30 September 2015
Ndlovu Care Group is a South African NGO based in a rural environment, Elandsdoorn, Limpopo Province which provides comprehensive integrated Health/Community Development services as part of a large scale HAART/TB programme. 
 
Ndlovu Care Group seeks to appoint a General Medical Practitioner, based in Dennilton.
 
Requirements:
  • 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

ICT Technical Support Officer

Employer: 
HISP-SA
Closing Date: 
22 September 2015
HISP (Health information Systems Program) is a global network of people, entities and organisations that design, implement and sustain Health Information Systems.  As a network, HISP globally follows a participatory approach to support local management of healthcare delivery and information flows, and was established by the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo.
 
Fixed term 2 year contract on post grade C3 with annual base salary starting at R273,726 if full compliance to job requirements.

Database Manager (2 posts)

Employer: 
HISP-SA
Closing Date: 
22 September 2015
HISP (Health information Systems Program) is a global network of people, entities and organisations that design, implement and sustain Health Information Systems.  As a network, HISP globally follows a participatory approach to support local management of healthcare delivery and information flows, and was established by the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo.
 
Fixed term 2 year contract on post grade D1/2 with annual base salary starting at R450,588 if full compliance to job requirements.

Director: Technical Support

Employer: 
HISP-SA
Closing Date: 
22 September 2015
HISP (Health information Systems Program) is a global network of people, entities and organisations that design, implement and sustain Health Information Systems.  As a network, HISP globally follows a participatory approach to support local management of healthcare delivery and information flows, and was established by the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo.
 
Fixed term 3 year contract on post grade D4 with base salary starting at R741,726 If full compliance to job requirements.

HIV, TB and MNCWH News - Newsletter 7

Published by: 
Department of Health (South Africa)
The United Nations will adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) this month (September), thus setting the development path for the world for the next 15 years. South Africa will sign onto the SDGs, which means that we must develop plans to reach these goals and start implementation without wasting any time!
 
The health-related SDGs will include MDGs 4, 5 and 6 given that they remain unfinished business, in addition to targets on non-communicable diseases and universal health coverage.