An Economic Evaluation of the Impact of Widespread Antiretroviral Treatment on Secondary Hospitals in South Africa: Case Study of the GF Jooste Hospital Antiretroviral Referral Unit
This research presents a partial economic evaluation of the current and anticipated impact of widespread antiretroviral treatment on the secondary hospital system in South Africa. The evaluation encompasses the treatment and care of HIV-positive inpatients and outpatients on or preparing for highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) at the secondary level. This study was conducted based on analysis of the Antiretroviral Referral Unit at GF Jooste Hospital during March 2005, and utilises a combination of current and retrospective data sets.
The Systems Administrator will be responsible for development, maintenance and efficient functioning of all Health Systems Trust's IT Systems and networks. This includes all mail servers, web servers, and databases as required by HST, its programmes, support sections and associate organisations. He/She will proactively manage security, perform and audit backups and manage operational IT intrastructure.
Since 1997, over 33 000 women have died of cervical cancer in South Africa. This translates into roughly 3 000 per year. In addition, approximately 7000 women develop the disease every year. In 2000, a national cervical cancer screening policy was developed and put into place. The system uses a screening method to prevent the precancerous lesions from developing into cervical cancer through early detection and treatment. Screening takes place through pap smears with three free pap smears being offered to women in the public service at the ages of 30, 40 and 50.
Health Systems Trust is seeking to employ a researcher with an interest in human resources research. This appointment is particularly suitable for a public health professional who wishes to undertake health systems and epidemiological research as part of their Doctoral studies.
The aim of the study is to undertake a national assessment of existing district management structures, competencies and current training programmes in order to inform a national strategy and plan to strengthen district management capacity to ensure effective delivery of primary health care in South Africa.