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  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2017-06-01
    Volume 2: Clinicians’ Guide is designed to assist busy medical practitioners in the field with patient management by providing current, essential, practical guidance and background, packaged into a single resource....
  • Author:
    HST
    Published by:
    HST
    Publication Date:
    2017-01-01
    The Better Off Knowing campaign encourages South Africans to get tested for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB) so that they know their status, get treatment, stay healthy and live longer....
  • Author:
    Abraham Malaza, Jackie Smith,
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2016-10-01
    This first volume of the 90-90-90 Compendium is targeted at a wide range of readers in South Africa, including community members and/ or politicians with no medical background....
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2016-08-01
    Health Systems Trust is privileged to share the knowledge gained through our activities in the field under the auspices of the SA SURE Project, and the evolution towards good practice experienced through this work....
  • Author:
    nvision
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    This new HST leaflet provides useful information to HIV-positive mothers about health tests that they should undergo during their pregnancy....
  • Author:
    Padayachee T, Jassat W, Seunan
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    The booklet grew out of a Health Systems Trust project in KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies....
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    Health Systems Trust is pleased to share the knowledge gained through our activities in the field under the auspices of the ‘South Africa Sustainable Response to HIV, AIDS and TB...
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-12
    uMzinyathi Health District in KwaZulu-Natal is a National Health Insurance (NHI) pilot site and is thus committed to the principle of achieving universal access to healthcare services and reaching vulnerable groups in t...
  • Author:
    Naomi Massyn, René English, Pa
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    As noted by the World Health Organization, health information is a key resource for managing health systems and improved health outcomes. ...
  • Author:
    Wandai M, Day C
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    In June 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) South Africa Country Office reported that about two out of five deaths are related to non-communicable disease...
  • Author:
    Candy Day - HST, Emmanuelle Da
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2014-02-01
    The focus on non-negotiable (NN) goods and services is led by the recognition that the share of total expenditure on goods and services is decreasing ...
  • Author:
    Lucy Connell
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2014-01-01
    This handbook was designed primarily as a tool for district clinical specialist teams (DCSTs), and for the provincial specialists who will guide and support their work...
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    This document is the second in a series of supplements to the District Health Barometer 2012/13. The purpose of the supplement series is to provide further in-depth information and some explanation of selected indicator...
  • Author:
    Candy Day
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    This document is the first of a series of supplements to the District Health Barometer 2012/13. The purpose of the supplement series is to provide further in-depth information and some explanation of selected indicators...
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    As in other countries, South Africa’s healthcare system comprises a network of health facilities providing primary health care, supported by several higher levels of care....
  • Author:
    Mzikazi Masuku,Tumelo Mampe, M
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2012-06-01
    In December 2010 Health Systems Trust (HST) received funding from Atlantic Philanthropies to strengthen district and sub-district management teams’ capacity to plan, allocate and utilise the available resources efficien...
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Up to half a million African babies die on the day they are born, and every year 1.16 million babies die in the first month of life while another one million babies are stillborn....
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    A Community Health Worker (CHW) may be defined as any health worker delivering health care services and who is trained in the context of the intervention but has no formal professional, certificated or degreed tertiary ...
  • Author:
    Sizulu Moyo
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    Health system strengthening is a key objective in both the Negotiated Service Delivery Agreement and the Re-engineered Primary Health Care approach. ...
  • Author:
    Sizulu Moyo
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    Health system strengthening is a key objective in both the Negotiated Service Delivery Agreement and the Re-engineered Primary Health Care approach....
  • Author:
    Sizulu Moyo
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    Health system strengthening is a key objective in both the Negotiated Service Delivery Agreement and the Re-engineered Primary Health Care approach....
  • Author:
    Sizulu Moyo
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    Health system strengthening is a key objective in both the Negotiated Service Delivery Agreement and the Re-engineered Primary Health Care approach.  ...
  • Author:
    Sizulu Moyo
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    Health system strengthening is a key objective in both the Negotiated Service Delivery Agreement and the Re-engineered Primary Health Care approach. ...
  • Author:
    Sizulu Moyo
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    Health system strengthening is a key objective in both the Negotiated Service Delivery Agreement and the Re-engineered Primary Health Care approach....
  • Author:
    Sizulu Moyo
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    Health system strengthening is a key objective in both the Negotiated Service Delivery Agreement and the Re-engineered Primary Health Care approach....
  • Author:
    Sizulu Moyo
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    Health system strengthening is a key objective in both the Negotiated Service Delivery Agreement and the Re-engineered Primary Health Care approach....
  • Author:
    Sizulu Moyo
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    Health system strengthening is a key objective in both the Negotiated Service Delivery Agreement and the Re-engineered Primary Health Care approach. ...
  • Author:
    Sizulu Moyo
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    Health system strengthening is a key objective in both the Negotiated Service Delivery Agreement and the Re-engineered Primary Health Care approach....
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2009-01-01
    The South African Department of Health, commonly referred to in South Africa as the National Department of Health (NDoH), has prioritised improvements in the health of mothers and children through strategic health progr...
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2008-01-01
    The 2007 HST Conference, Strengthening Health Systems in Southern Africa 1992-2007, provided a platform for a critical review of HSTs contribution to health research utilization in policy making and an understanding of ...
  • Author:
    HST & HISP
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2005-01-01
    The National Department of Health of South Africa has introduced various initiatives to respond to the HIV and AIDS epidemic and has scaled up all efforts on HIV and AIDS prevention, care and support, including the prov...
  • Author:
    HST & HISP
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2005-01-01
    The National Department of Health of South Africa has introduced various initiatives to respond to the HIV and AIDS epidemic and has scaled up all efforts on HIV and AIDS prevention, care and support, including the prov...
  • Author:
    Sarah Davids
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2005-01-01
    By following and implementing each of these nine steps, those involved in the process of supervision are sure to get closer to the common goal of increased quality of care within a relatively short period of time....
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2003-01-01
    Creating a Programme Management Unit (PMU) to co-ordinate the implementation of the programme and recommendation for its functions, structure, staffing and costs...
  • Author:
    Virginia, Judy
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2003-01-01
    The Cape Town Metro TB progress report documents the progress made in the TB Control programme in the last 6 years, from 1997 to 2003....
  • Author:
    Steinberg, M
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2002-01-01
    No sector of the population is unaffected by the HIV epidemic, but it is the poorest South Africans who are most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and for whom the consequences are inevitably most severe....
  • Author:
    McCoy, David
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2002-01-01
    This report primarily describes the process, progress and extent of service implementation in the 18 pilot PMTCT sites, so as to help improve the effectiveness and efficiency of PMTCT services and inform any planned exp...
  • Author:
    Doherty, Tanya
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2002-01-01
    This report provides case studies from 9 PMTCT pilot sites in six provinces....
  • Author:
    Nicholson, Jillan [summary]
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2002-01-01
    HIV/AIDS is affecting everyone in South Africa. There are many organisations and individuals working hard to fight the spread of the virus....
  • Author:
    McIntyre, D
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2001-01-01
    With the move to create a functioning district health system, there is a long-term commitment to integrated district health services being provided by the local government sphere,...
  • Author:
    McCoy, David
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2001-01-01
    These provincial health acts have amongst other things, helped to set out the legal parameters for the organisation and structure of the health care system....
  • Author:
    Nicholson, Jillan
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2001-01-01
    This book provides information about the process of transformation of local government and what the devolution of health care to local government is likely to mean for the provision of health services....
  • Author:
    Mametja, David
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    1999-11-12
    The main goal of the meeting was to identify strategies for developing a collaborative and co-ordinated working relationship between the Health Department and legislative committees, nationally and provincially....
  • Author:
    Coetzee, Nicol  and Magwa
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    1998-01-01
    By monitoring the work performance of a clinic, a supervisor can become aware of the daily problems affecting the quality of care in a clinic....
  • Author:
    Coetzee, Nicol  and Magwa
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    1998-01-01
    By monitoring the work performance of a clinic, a supervisor can become aware of the daily problems affecting the quality of care in a clinic...
  • Author:
    Coetzee, Nicol  and Magwa
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    1998-01-01
    By monitoring the work performance of a clinic, a supervisor can become aware of the daily problems affecting the quality of care in a clinic....
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    1995-11-01
    This issue of the HST Update examines the information plays a pivotal role in the health care industry and questions if the needs of the health care workers are being met...
  • Author:
    Health System Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    1995-10-01
    This issue of the HST Update examines South Africa's nursing industry....
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    1995-09-01
    This issue examines mental health care in South Africa...
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    1995-06-01
    This issue of the HST Update looks at South Africa's nutrition and nutrition programmes in the country...
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    1995-05-01
    HST UPDATE is a monthly publication of the Health Systems Trust.  An overview of the work of HST over the first three years....
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    1995-03-01
    Has the process of developing human resource's been geared towards making Primary Health Care a priority?" This is a question to which the previous edition of HST Update drew attention....
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    1995-02-01
    HST Update #4: Human Resources for Health...
  • Author:
    McIntyre, Di
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    1995-01-01
    South Africa spent over 30 billion rands on health services in 1992/93. This amounted to 8.5 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP)....
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    1995-01-01
    HST Update Newsletter #3: National Health Information Systems...
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    1994-12-01
    The theme of this month's "Update" is greater integration of the public and private health sectors in South Africa....
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    1994-11-01
    The first of HST's monthly HST Update Newletter published in November 1994...