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Youth Speak: SA AIDS 2017
HST | 19 June 2017
This week the #BetterOffKnowing team was at #SAAIDS2017 conference. We spoke to some of the young delegates to get their opinions in the lead up to #YouthDay: Nthabiseng Makhoa (24) from Richards Bay
Youth Speak: SA AIDS 2017
HST | 19 June 2017
This week the #BetterOffKnowing team was at #SAAIDS2017 conference. We spoke to some of the young delegates to get their opinions in the lead up to #YouthDay: Faith Makhubele (22) from Soweto
Youth Speak: SA AIDS 2017
HST | 19 June 2017
This week the #BetterOffKnowing team was at #SAAIDS2017 conference. We spoke to some of the young delegates to get their opinions in the lead up to #YouthDay: Nkululeko Dlamini (24) from Durban
Youth Speak: SA AIDS 2017
HST | 19 June 2017
This week the #BetterOffKnowing team was at #SAAIDS2017 conference. We spoke to some of the young delegates to get their opinions in the lead up to #YouthDay: Elisee Matheta (19) from Durban
Youth Speak: SA AIDS 2017
HST | 19 June 2017
This week the #BetterOffKnowing team was at #SAAIDS2017 conference. We spoke to some of the young delegates to get their opinions in the lead up to #YouthDay: Nene Sithole (21) from Alexandra
Youth Speak: SA AIDS 2017
HST | 19 June 2017
This week the #BetterOffKnowing team was at #SAAIDS2017 conference. We spoke to some of the young delegates to get their opinions in the lead up to #YouthDay: Zanele Maduna (25) Cato Manor, Durban
HEALTH SYSTEMS TRUST WINS SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARD FROM DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
HST | 6 June 2017
We are proud to announce that HST was presented with a special award for our support to the KZN Department of Health at the MEC’s Annual  Service Excellence Awards (MASEA). HST won a Special Recognition Award in the category awarded to “teams and individuals who have excelled in various disciplines; having gone the extra mile; displayed dedication, loyalty, commitment to service delivery and made significant contributions in the field of health sciences and research and...
Remembering Nkosi Johnson
HST | 1 June 2017
In remembrance of Nkosi Johnson, written by Health Systems Trust's Head of Business Development and Communications, Innocent Nkata:
Nurse shortage worsened by alarming bureaucratic bungling
Moneyweb | 1 June 2017
South Africa has a dire shortage of registered nurses, yet those wanting to enter the profession are now finding a closed door. The pipeline of registered nurses in South Africa has ‘paused’ – and hospitals and students are being affected by legislative bungles halting the flow of skills into the sector. To add fuel to the fire, working conditions discourage retention. The sequence of events is startling, especially for a country where, according to Moneyweb...
Offline: Dear Tedros…
The Lancet | 29 May 2017
Offline: Dear Tedros… Richard Horton Published: 29 May 2017 You did it. And when the celebrations began after your election as Director-General of WHO last week, it seemed so obvious that you would. You have high-level political experience, you made major contributions to strengthening Ethiopia's health system, and you are adept at navigating the treacherous waters of international health politics.
Sex workers to remain ‘criminals’?
Health-E News | 29 May 2017
Government has been advised not to decriminalise sex work in the very week that a special clinic for sex workers and drug users was opened in Cape Town. Charlene was eight when her mother died. She ended up in an orphanage called ‘Ons Plek’ but had to leave once she turned 18. “I had nowhere to go. I didn’t know about living on the street. A friend told me that she knew how to make a quick buck. ‘A quick buck,’ I thought. ‘OK. I know...
Three ideas on how the new WHO DG can build health systems from the bottom up
The Conversation | 26 May 2017
Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus Adhanom is the first African to become the director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO). He is also the first non-physician to head up the United Nations’ body. He has big challenges ahead of him. He will be expected use his formidable talents – including diplomacy – to boost the WHO’s image and finances, protect it against the whimsical policies of superpowers, and keep the organisation free of commercial influences.