Useful Resources

All resources in this category are non-HST publications. They are ordered according to the year published and the date posted on this site. To search for a specific publication, please use the search bar at the top of the page and restrict your search to publications.
OHSC: ANNUAL INSPECTION REPORT 2015/ 2016
Office of Health Standards Compliance | 2017
The Chairperson of the Office of Health Standards Compliance is pleased to present the 2015/2016 National Core Standards Inspectorate Annual Report. This is the second annual report compiled and produced by the Office of Health Standards Compliance on issues of quality and safety of South Africa...
#WhatWomenWant: A transformative framework for women, girls and gender equality
UNAIDS | 2017
UNAIDS championed the inaugural #WhatWomenWant Day on 6 April 2017. Led by the Athena Network, the day saw the launch of the report:  #WhatWomenWant: a transformative framework for women, girls and gender equality in the context of HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights....
Available data sources for monitoring non-communicable diseases and their risk factors in South Africa
SAMJ | 2017
Background: Health information systems for monitoring chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in South Africa (SA) are relatively less advanced than those for infectious diseases (particularly tuberculosis and HIV) and for maternal and child health. NCDs are now the largest cause of premature...
National Strategic Plan on HIV, TB and STIs 2017 - 2022
South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) | 2017
The South African National Strategic Plan on HIV, TB and STIs 2017 - 2022 (NSP) serves as a roadmap for the next stage of our journey towards a future where these three diseases are no longer public health problems. This plan sets out the destinations – or goals – of our shared...
Hormonal contraceptive eligibility for women at high risk of HIV Guidance Statement
World Health Organization | 2017
The World Health Organization (WHO) convened a technical consultation during 1–2 December 2016 to review new evidence on the risk of HIV acquisition with the use of hormonal contraception. The issue was recognized as a critical one, particularly for sub-Saharan Africa, where women have a...
Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders: Global Health Estimates
World Health Organization | 2017
Reliable, up-to-date estimates of the proportion of a general population affected by different diseases or health conditions is a key ingredient of effective health policy, planning and evaluation. This booklet provides latest available estimates of the prevalence of depression and other common...
Annual Report to Congress on the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief: Thirteenth Annual Report to Congress (2017)
PEPFAR | 2017
Since its inception in 2003, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has received strong bipartisan support in Congress and through administrations, including two reauthorizations with significant majorities. The United States is unquestionably the world’s leader...
Report into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of mentally ill patients: Gauteng Province
Office of the Health Ombudsman: South Africa | 2017
An investigation into the deaths of 94 mentally ill patients who were transferred from Life Esidimeni hospital to NGOs in the Gauteng Province. This Report is the work of teams: The Expert Panel, the Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) Inspectors and all the 73 individuals, families...
Advancing the right to health: the vital role of law
World Health Organization | 2017
This report aims to raise awareness about the role that the reform of public health laws can play in advancing the right to health and in creating the conditions for people to live healthy lives. By encouraging a better understanding of how public health law can be used to improve the health of...
Addressing Gender to Ensure Eff ective PrEP Introduction
PEPFAR | 2016
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was conceived to fill the urgent need for a woman-controlled HIV prevention method. However, biomedical technology alone will not alter the underlying gender inequalities that make women and girls vulnerable to HIV. As new HIV prevention methods are rolled out,...