South African Health Review 2012/13

Padarath A and English R, editors
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South African Health Review
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Health Systems Trust

The SAHR 2012/13 provides information on selected issues that are relevant to the six building blocks of health systems strengthening, the Negotiated Service Delivery Agreement and primary health care re-engineering.

A range of experts provide commentary on topics such as social determinants of health, non-communicable diseases, climate change and occupational health. The Review also contains a section on core health issues where recent developments in health information, medicines selection and pricing and health legislation and policy are discussed. The Review is aimed at policy makers, planners, health managers, researchers, students and local and international health and development organisations. Feedback from delegates attending Health Systems Trust’s 20 year anniversary celebration reaffirmed the value of the Review both nationally and internationally and we are grateful for the various ways in which the public health community support the production of the Review. In recognition of the need to build the public health capacity and expertise within the health arena and as part of HST’s 20 year celebrations, we have initiated the Emerging Public Health Practitioner Award in recognition of the best article submitted by a young and emerging public health professional for inclusion in the South African Health Review (SAHR). Two entries are included in this edition.

Click here to view presentations and photos from the SAHR and DHB launch held 2 April 2013.

All files below are Adobe PDF files and are under 1Mb, unless otherwise stated.

Complete SAHR 2012/13 (17Mb)

Beginning - Cover, Acknowledgements and Contents (1.7Mb)



Legislation and Financing
  1. Health Policy and Legislation (1.7Mb)
    Andy Gray, Yousuf Vawda, Caron Jack
  2. National Health Insurance: The first 18 months
    Malebona Precious Matsoso, Robert (Bob) Fryatt
Service Delivery
  1. HIV Treatment in South Africa: The challenges of an increasingly successful antiretroviral programme (1.5Mb)
    Francois Venter
  2. Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
    Lesley Bamford
  3. Occupational Health Challenges Facing the Department of Health: Protecting employees against tuberculosis and caring for former mineworkers with occupational health disease
    Shahieda Adams, Rodney Ehrlich, Nabeel Ismail, Zara Quail, Mohamed F Jeebhay
  4. Citizen Reporting on District Health Services
    Kerry Cullinan
Social and Environmental Determinants of Health
  1. Mainstreaming the Social Determinants of Health in South Africa:Rhetoric or reality?
    Laetitia Rispel, Sara Nieuwoudt
  2. Violence, Alcohol Misuse and Mental Health: Gaps in the health system’s response
    Joanne Corrigall, Richard Matzopoulos
  3. Chronic Non-communicable Diseases in South Africa:Progress and challenges
    Thandi R Puoane, Lungiswa P Tsolekile, Sam Caldbick,Ehimario U Igumbor, Kashmeera Meghnath, David Sanders
  4. Public Health Impact of and Response to Climate Change in South Africa
    Jonathan Elliot Myers, Hanna-Andrea Rother
Leadership and Governance
  1. The State of the National Health Research System in South Africa
    Flavia Senkubuge, Bongani M Mayosi
  2. Health Policy and Systems Research: Needs, challenges and opportunities in South Africa – a university perspective Marsha Orgill, Nonhlanhla Nxumalo, Woldekidan Amde, Ermin Erasmus, Uta Lehmann, Jane Goudge, Lucy Gilson
  3. Crises, Routines and Innovations: The complexities and possibilities of sub-district management (1.3Mb)
    Soraya Elloker, Patti Olckers, Lucy Gilson, Uta Lehmann
Medicines, Vaccines and Technology
  1. Medicines Selection and Procurement in South Africa
    Bada Pharasi, Jacqui Miot
Emerging Public Health Practitioner Awards
  1. The Language Barrier: The overlooked challenge to equitable health care
    Nadia Hussey
  2. Barriers to the Implementation of Tuberculosis Infection Control among South African Healthcare Workers
    Oluwatoyin Adeleke
Health Information
  1. Health and Related Indicators (8.7Mb)
    Candy Day, Andy Gray