Health care system

Health leaders from developing countries commit to launch Health Systems Action Network

Thirty-one (31) health systems leaders from all regions of the world have agreed to launch a Health System Action Network (HSAN) to increase understanding at both the global and country level of the importance of strong health systems to achieve urgent health priorities. HSAN will share what is known across countries by linking health systems leaders through a global network and will provide input to global and donor initiatives so that programmes best serve country priorities.

Creaking health systems hampering AIDS battle: WHO

LONDON (Reuters) - Crumbling health systems and chronic staff shortages are hampering efforts to provide AIDS sufferers with life-saving drugs, the head of the World Health Organization's (WHO) HIV division said on Friday. Dr Kevin De Cock said Africa, which has been hardest hit by the AIDS epidemic, is short of at least a million healthcare workers and, over the past quarter-century, infrastructures in many countries have eroded.

A not-to-be-missed BEE opportunity in the public health sector

The Health Sector Charter originally proposed by the Department of Health (DOH) failed to grasp the opportunity to empower the large number of employees in the public sector. If press reports are correct, this situation continues.

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