Health care system

Salary review for health workers

CAPE TOWN As a three-year agreement granting special allowances to health- care professionals with scarce skills and those placed in rural areas draws to a close, the health department has embarked on an overhaul of the remuneration packages of the entire sector.

Public Health Care Get Lion's Share of Free State Budget

The Free State Health Department has allocated the lion's share of its budget to Public Health Care (PHC) services. Health MEC Sakhiwo Belot said more than R1.3 billion would go the PHC services through the district health system.

Annual Report 2004-05

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HST Annual Report
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Health Systems Trust

This Annual Report of the Health Systems Trust (HST) reflects an extensive programme of research and development initiatives during the 2004/05 financial year, responding to priority health needs in South Africa and the broader SADC region.The following four strategic areas received particular attention during this year:
i. the supply and distribution of human resources in the public health sector

Doctors' Visits to Clinics

This article is an opinion piece discussing issues pertaining to the doctors' visits to primary health care clinics. Although the article was written a few years ago, the challenges it discusses are still with us. The article offers suggestions on what the doctor ought to do during his/her visit. In addition the article can be used to facilitate discussions on improving the doctor's clinic visit. It makes a good reading for the new doctors who are inspired to do well during their clinic visits and it would most likely stimulate discussions among the experienced doctors and nurses. We hope you will find the article valuable and that it can contribute to improving your clinic.

The Southern African Development Community Project on Sexually Transmitted Infections in High Transmission Areas

1. Enhancement of Syndromic Management of STIs in the Selected Cross Border/High Transmission Sites: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland

Africa south of the Sahara is the region most affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, with more than thirty million people living with HIV and AIDS in the region. It is estimated that there are approximately 10 million young people aged 15-24 years and almost 3 million children under 15 years of age living with HIV.