AP PROJECT: Good Primary Health Care Practices in KwaZulu-Natal: Health Systems Strengthening Training and Development

STATUS: Current (December 2011 – December 2012) 
FUNDER/S: Atlantic Philanthropies
PARTNER/S: KwaZulu-Natal National Department of Health, Health Systems Trust, Centre for Rural Health and University of KwaZulu Natal School of Public Health Medicine
AREA: South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal
DESCRIPTION: The project documents Good Practices in Primary Health Care in KwaZulu-Natal and showcases eight primary health care case studies, highlighting the successes, challenges and lessons learnt. The report provides readers with practical lessons that could be applied in other primary health care setting with a view to facilitating the up-scaling of successful models of service delivery.  It is hoped that the dissemination of this report will facilitate a process reflective practice amongst primary healthcare service providers and planners in resource constrained settings. The report is nearing completion and will be publically available on the HST website shortly.
OBJECTIVES:
  • Identify current “Good practices” within Primary Health Care in KwaZulu-Natal
  • Identify successes achieved by the practices
  • Identify the implementation challenges of the practice and local solutions in response to these challenges
  • Identify lessons learnt from these practices that can be replicated in other settings.
PROJECT TEAM MEMBERS:
Project Director Dr. Waasila Jassat
Provincial Manager Thesandree Padayachee
Facilitators

Tshitshi Ngubo
Mzikazi Masuku               

Researchers Thesandree Padayachee
Tamlyn Seunanden

Updated: January 2013

For further information contact the Project Manager, Thesandree Padayachee @ thesandree.padayachee@hst.org.za

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