Advocate

Social Worker

Employer: 
Muscular Dystrophy Foundation of South Africa
Closing Date: 
27 February 2015
The Muscular Dystrophy Foundation of South Africa is a nonprofit organisation that supports people affected by Muscular Dystrophy and Neuromuscular disorders and endeavours to improve the quality of lifestyle of its members.
 
The Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Gauteng seeks to appoint a Social Worker, based in Prinshof, Pretoria and reporting to our offices in Roodepoort.
 
The Social Worker will be responsible for providing intake, assessments, case management, education, advocacy, referral and counseling services to members of the Foundation and their families.

Project Manager

Employer: 
Stop Stock Outs Project
Closing Date: 
9 February 2015
The Stop Stock outs Project (SSP) is a collaboration of several organisations dedicated to improving health in South Africa. Our goal is to ensure reliable availability and access to medicines and medical supplies in South Africa.
 
The SSP arose out of the founding organisations’ increasing concerns regarding stock outs in South Africa.

Director: Legal Services

Employer: 
National Department of Health
Closing Date: 
17 November 2014

The Department of Health is registered with the Department of Labour as a designated Employer and the filling of the following post will be in line with the Employment Equity Act (including people with disabilities).

POSITION: DIRECTOR: LEGAL SERVICES (REF. NO: NDOH 130/2014)

SALARY: An all inclusive remuneration package of R819 126 per annum (basic salary consists of 70% of total package, the State’s contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund [13% of basic salary] and a flexible portion). The flexible portion of the package can be structured according to Senior Management Service guidelines.

Director

Employer: 
National Council Against Smoking
Closing Date: 
18 February 2014

The National Council Against Smoking invites applications for the above post. The Council’s mission is to promote health and prevent disease by reducing tobacco use in the population.

Motsoaledi names board of new Office of Health Standards Compliance

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Wednesday unveiled the board of the newly established Office of Health Standards Compliance, a statutory body created through the amendment of the National Health Act to monitor compliance with norms and standards for healthcare delivery.

Programme Coordinator

Employer: 
Jabulani Rural Health Foundation
Closing Date: 
27 December 2013

Jabulani is a nonprofit organisation that supports Zithulele Hospital and its surrounding community. Founded in 2007 by four Christian doctors, the organisation's focus is on healthcare, education, poverty relief, environmental issues and care for those affected by HIV/AIDS.

The Jabulani Rural Health Foundation in partnership with the Christian Blind Mission (CBM), seeks to appoint a Programme Coordinator to manage the Rural Ability Programme, based in Zithulele Hospital, Transkei, in the KSD (Mqanduli) sub-district of OR Tambo in the Eastern Cape. 

Research recommends how to tackle spread of HIV/AIDS by African truckers

An investigation into how the transport suppliers employed by multinational companies contributes to the spread of HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa urges companies to take action.

Long-distance truck drivers have long-been identified as the primary dispersers of HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa. Truck drivers lead difficult lives with frequent overnight stays away from home, fewer social controls and excessive waiting periods in ports and border crossings, where the availability of commercial sex increases their vulnerability to and other health problems.

Healthcare's private parts to shrink

NHI details are not clear but it is certain that the priveged few will have to do with less.

"Healthcare in South Africa has to change and that's going to come at a cost for some people," said Paul Wayburne, an advocate, at the Board of Healthcare Funders conference in Cape Town this week.

"At the moment, we have a nice private sector and a not so great public one. Essentially what the government's National Health Insurance (NHI) system wants to do is lessen the gap between the two. 

Patients protest over cancer services

Cancer survivors gathered in central Cape Town yesterday to protest and raise awareness of the challenges faced by patients in South Africa, saying they are fed up with among others broken radiation machines and poor treatment access.

“We will overcome,” the group of cancer survivors and supporters sang during the picket in front of St George’s cathedral in Cape Town. Dressed in black and waving placards, the group wanted to raise awareness of the challenges faced by cancer patients and advocate to get cancer on the political agenda.