HST Update

This monthly newsletter's major aim was to disseminate a wide range of information on health sector restructuring activities, significant research results and recommendations, and activities of the Health Systems Trust. The Update has been one of the major vehicles for documenting current debates that have dominated efforts at health sector restructuring.

HST Update was distributed free to approximately 5 000 readers nationally and internationally, including rural clinics and hospitals, universities, health service managers, NGOs and CBOs, parliamentarians, researcher institutions, funders, the private sector, hospitals, the media, libraries, clinics, and other individuals. Update was also being used as a channel for communication with policy makers.

The HST Update is no longer produced. Here is a list of Updates produced by HST:

Issue 59 - Telemedicine
Issue 58 - Community-based care
Issue 57 - Community Service
Issue 56 - Tuberculosis in South Africa
Issue 55 - Health Financing
Issue 54 - Nurse Training
Issue 53 - Health Promotion in South Africa
Issue 52 - Child Health in South Africa
Issue 51 - The district health system - progress to date
Issue 50 - Mental Health in South Africa
Issue 49 - Equity
Issue 48 - HST Conference 1999
Issue 47 - Nutrition
Issue 46 - The changing role of the clinic nurse
Issue 45 - The Integration of Health Services
Issue 44 - Youth Health
Issue 43 - Tobacco and Alcohol in South Africa
Issue 42 - Communication strategies in a district
Issue 41 - Disability in South Africa
Issue 40 - The South African Health Review
Issue 39 - The Department of Health - The first 5 years
Issue 38 - Obstetric Services
Issue 37 - Traditional Healers
Issue 36 - District Hospitals
Issue 35 - Poverty Hearings
Issue 34
- Trauma - A Public Health Issue
Issue 33 - District Level Financial Management
Issue 32 - Intersectoral Working
Issue 31 - Women in Health
Issue 30 - Focus on HIV/AIDS and STDs
Issue 29 - Research as an Instrument for Change
Issue 28 - Focus on Rural Health
Issue 27 - Hospital Restructuring
Issue 26 - Primary Health Care Training - A Pillar of our new health system
Issue 25 - Health Information
Issue 24 - Health and the Media
Issue 23 - Tuberculosis - Our Problem
Issue 22 - People who provide health care
Issue 21 - Health Legislation - Critical for Health reform in 1997
Issue 20 - Nutrition Actions that work well
Issue 19 - Health Systems Research in 1996
Issue 18 - NGO's: Non-entities or crucial partners in health
Issue 17 - Progress Towards District Based Care
Issue 16 - Reproductive Health
Issue 15 - Essential Drugs List Programme
Issue 14 - The future of academic health care
Issue 13 - The AIDS Epidemic
Issue 12 - Meeting the information needs of health workers
Issue 11 - Turmoil in the nursing profession
Issue 10 - Mental health care
Issue 9 - Implications of the National Health Insurance Report
Issue 8 - Needed: A National Nutrition Policy
Issue 7 - The work of the Health Systems Trust
Issue 6 - Health expenditure and financing in South Africa
Issue 5 - The role of community based health care in the national health service
Issue 4 - Developing human resources for health
Issue 3 - Informatics support to health care
Issue 2 - Integrating public and private health care
Issue 1 - Significant policy pronouncements/changes/implementation