1st Announcement : The Public Health Agenda, Where to for South Africa?


Date: 24 – 26 March 2003
Venue: Holiday Inn Eastern Boulevard, Cape Town

Website: http://www.hst.org.za/conf02/ 

Hosted by Health Systems Trust & Public Health Association of SA In conjunction with Medical Research Council and The University of  the Western Cape

Proposed Sub-themes:

  • Health System Development
  • Health environment and sustainable development
  • Equity, Fairness & Justice in Health

About the conference 

The Conference seeks to influence the Public Health Agenda in  South Africa through presentations, discussions and workshops on  key public health topics. It will provide a forum for exchange  between local and International public health practitioners and  scientists.

The conference will also provide a platform for the launch of the new Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA), which replaces ESSA. 

Conference Focus

    • Improving the delivery of core health programmes and services (HIV/AIDS, STI, TB, Child Health, Maternal Health, Malaria)
    • District Health Systems development: Establishing the building blocks of an effective delivery system for PHC
    • Support services: Improving the Health Information, Financial, Transport and Human Resource management systems 
    • Human Resource Development: Challenges and lessons learnt
    • Environmental Health: What is its role in health care delivery and sustainable development?
    • Poverty: South Africa's biggest epidemic 
    • Globalisation: Threats to global health and local delivery 
    • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
    • Work and Health
    • The measurement and monitoring of health and health care equity gaps across geographic, racial, socio-economic and gender dimensions) 
    • Reducing the public-private gap: challenges and opportunities 
    • Equity as a policy and planning issue: is it receiving a high enough profile?
    • Health and health care equity as a public issue: how can a public health movement promote health equity as a social value

PRE Conference Workshops (Proposed Titles)

  • DHS : functional integration, the name of the game?
  • Equity, Fairness and Justice
  • Health Information Systems
  • Basic and/or advanced epidemiology
  • Environmental Epidemiology
  • Poverty and social support – the role of Public Health
  • Human Resources in Health – the challenges
  • Developing a comprehensive HIV/AIDs treatment plan

Who should attend

  • All concerned about Public Health 
  • All Public Health professionals and interest groups
  • Health managers and Policy makers
  • NGOs
  • Health, social and economic scientists and researchers
  • Environmental Health scientists and professionals

Conference Information 

Registration Information (Please check web site for deadline dates)

Early Registration: R1 200.00
Late/On site Registration R1 400.00

Student Registration
Early Registration : R 800.00
Late/On site Registration R1 000.00 

Pre-Workshop Registration fee: R 500.00

(A limited amount of scholarships will be available. Please mail indabapaarl@mweb.co.za  for the requirements)

Abstract Information
The abstract registration form with the requirements is on our web  site. Please check www.hst.org.za/conf02/ 

For further information, please contact:

Conference Secretariat
The New Public Health Conference
Indaba Event Management 
P O Box 2516
Paarl, 7620

Tel: +27 21 871 1538 Fax: +27 21 872 6160
E-mail: indabapaarl@mweb.co.za 
Website: http://www.hst.org.za/conf02/  
or http://www.mrc.ac.za/conference/publichealth/