Meeting the Demand for Results and Accountability: A Call for Action on Health Data from Eight Global Health Agencies
Statement by the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, on the National Health Leaders' Retreat 2010
26 January 2010
Good afternoon ladies and Gentlemen
Thank you for responding to our invitation. You are joining us here at the end of three days of intensive deliberations.
We gathered as the National Health Leadership together with International Experts from more than eight different countries chosen because those countries have experience in dealing with many of the major health policy challenges we, as South African, are also faced with.
At its 20th Board meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, last week, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) affirmed its commitment to joint collaboration with global health partnerships on health systems strengthening. In addition to strong working relationships with public-private partnerships such as Stop TB, Roll Back Malaria and UNITAID, the Global Fund works closely with other global actors including GAVI, WHO, the World Bank, UNAIDS and, increasingly, with newer health system-focused partnerships such as the International Health Partnership (IHP+), the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA), as well as HMN.
PRESS RELEASE: The Hidden Epidemic Amongst Former Miners: Silicosis, Tuberculosis and the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act in the Eastern Cape, South Africa
A powerful indictment upon institutionalised neglect
With this ground-breaking piece of research published by the Health Systems Trust, Jaine Roberts, Deputy Director and an experienced researcher and journalist, shows how neglected is the health care of black former miners who have created much of the wealth of South Africa through their physical sacrifice.
This report presents the methods and findings of a qualitative study of the experiences of patients taking medication for HIV infection as part of an antiretroviral therapy (ART) programme in five sites in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa. The study, known as the ADHERE Project, was designed by MEASURE Evaluation and implemented in collaboration with Health Systems Trust to provide information to the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health for use in expanding and improving their ART services.