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  • Author:
    Judith King
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2019-07-30
    Health Systems Trust is pleased to announce the release of the inaugural edition of the Phakama Digest, a new publication series that profiles the work of the SA SURE Plus Project....
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2018-11-01
    This Toolkit has been compiled to support health managers and partners in providing on-site, supportive supervision to facility staff by standardising and focusing supervision practices, thereby increasing effciencies i...
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2018-09-18
    Ukuba sempilweni lilungelo lethu singabantu. Zininzi izinto esingazenza singabantu kwakunye nabahlali ukuzigcina sisempilweni kangangoko....
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2018-09-18
    This volume of Health Systems Trust’s 90-90-90 Compendium offers a handy resource for community health workers and caregivers, community-based and faith-based organisations, and other networked associations...
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2018-03-01
    This volume of Health Systems Trust’s 90-90-90 Compendium offers a handy resource for community health workers and caregivers, community-based and faith-based organisations, and other networked associations, to share wi...
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2018-03-01
    This volume of Health Systems Trust’s 90-90-90 Compendium offers a handy resource for community health workers and caregivers, community-based and faith-based organisations, and other networked associations...
  • 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:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2016-12-31
    Maternal, child and women’s health is one of the priority programmes of the National Department of Health (NDoH). NDoH of South Africa (SA) introduced commendable key policies in recent years to address adverse maternal...
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2016-10-01
    As a resource, the full Compendium is issued at a crucial time when multiple health sector and civil society stakeholders are focusing on concerted efforts to rapidly expand demand for and access to HIV treatment...
  • 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:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Published for the first time in 2013, this report presents valuable insights into the range of exciting initiatives currently taking place within the South African public health sector....
  • 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:
    Janie Roberts
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2009-06-01
    The aim of the research was to assess current and historical surveillance of the pneumoconioses in former miners, in particular silicosis, silico-tuberculosis, and tuberculosis...
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2009-04-01
    A collaborative project between the National Department of Health and the Initiative for Sub-district Support, as part Health Systems Trust...
  • Author:
    Nombulelo Bomela & Marion Stev
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2009-03-01
    Since 1997, over 33 000 women have died of cervical cancer in South Africa. This translates into roughly 3 000 per year. In addition, approximately 7000 women develop the disease every year....
  • Author:
    Marion Stevens
    Published by:
    Marion Stevens
    Publication Date:
    2009-03-01
    In South Africa, the issues surrounding HIV/AIDS have long been contested and are, in themselves, complex. ...
  • 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:
    Ashnie Padarath
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2008-12-01
    Community participation is widely accepted as a desirable feature of any health system and is considered to be an important aspect of developing and fostering effective governance at various levels of the health system....
  • Author:
    Ross Haynes
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2008-09-01
    A review of structures, competencies and training interventions to strengthen district management in the national health system of South Africa ...
  • Author:
    Ronelle Niit
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2008-04-01
    The Quality Assurance directorate of the Gauteng Department of Health requested the assistance of the Health Systems Trust to support the implementation of standardised client satisfaction surveys in all their hospitals...
  • Author:
    Irwin Freidman
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2008-04-01
    The Policy and Advisory Services unit in the Presidency requested the Health Systems Trust to conduct a rapid fifteen year review of Government income poverty alleviation interventions...
  • Author:
    Marion Stevens
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2008-03-17
    One of the key focal areas of the Treatment Monitor within the Health Systems Trust (HST) has been the management of human resources within the health sector. ...
  • Author:
    Fiorenza Monticelli
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2008-02-15
    A survey was conducted during October and November 2007 to assess the use of two of HST’s annual publications and the HST website amongst the intended users....
  • 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:
    MOSAIC and Health Systems Trus
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2008-01-01
    This report is part of a bigger international effort through which NGOs from sixteen countries have collected strategic data on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights based on the goals in the 2001 UNGASS Declaration...
  • Author:
    Sibongile Mkhize, Siyabonga Nz
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2007-11-01
    The nurse is the single most important frontline health worker. Without nurses the clinics, community health centres and hospitals cannot function. ...
  • Author:
    Dr Irwin Friedman
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2007-11-01
    The first section summarises some of the aspects of community based public works. The second section provides a review and rationale for expanding public works programmes....
  • Author:
    Dr Irwin Friedman
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2007-11-01
    The aim of this report is to explore a range of possible work opportunities as suggested by the EPWP and consider how many jobs could be created and at what cost. ...
  • Author:
    Sibusiso Derrick Gabela
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2007-11-01
    Health care waste management in public clinics in the iLembe District: a Situational Analysis ...
  • Author:
    Marian Loveday, Liz Thomson, Z
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2007-11-01
    The purpose of this study was to identify and understand the health system constraints to providing effective care to patients with tuberculosis (TB) in a combined regional/district hospital.. ...
  • Author:
    Dr Irwin Friedman
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2007-11-01
    The purpose of the study was to audit EPWP type of work opportunities in the social sectors (Health, Education, Welfare) and to carry out an institutional needs analysis of the social departments regards mainstreaming o...
  • Author:
    Teke Apalata
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2007-11-01
    There is anecdotal evidence from refugees that health care services in South Africa are not responsive to their perceived needs. ...
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2007-11-01
    The South African Health Research Policy (2001) stresses the importance of coordinating health research activities....
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2007-10-01
    The emergence of Human Immune Virus (HIV) infections in South Africa accompanied by an upsurge in the number of reported tuberculosis (TB) cases has profoundly altered the nation’s disease profi le over the last fiftee...
  • Author:
    Jaine Roberts
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2007-09-01
    On 31 October, 1996 South Africa passed one of the most progressive termination of pregnancy laws in the world. The Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act 92 of 1996 (CTOP Act) is based on principles of social justice....
  • Author:
    Irwin Friedman, Mankuba Ramale
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2007-09-01
    Community Health Workers (CHWs) or Community Care Workers (CCWs) are community-selected lay persons providing a community-based health service for which they have been trained...
  • Author:
    Elizabeth Lutge, Thokozani Mba
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2007-09-01
    Planning for public health cannot take place without a foundation of reliable and valid data. ...
  • Author:
    Carolyn Baek, Vuyiswa Mathambo
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2007-06-01
    mothers2mothers (m2m) is a peer support program that aims to provide education and psychosocial support to HIV-positive pregnant women and new mothers, help women access existing health care services to prevent mother-t...
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2007-06-01
    Recommendations for improving child survival in South Africa and reducing postnatal transmission of HIV...
  • Author:
    K Hlongwana, S Mkhize
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2007-05-02
    HIV is one of the most obscure viruses that humankind has had to face in recent times. Compounding this obscurity are often contesting perspectives on what it means to be HIV infected...
  • Author:
    Peter Barron, Fiorenza Montice
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2007-04-01
    There are currently a large number of indicators being collected and used in the health system. Some of these are based on surveys carried out in selected public health facilities such as the annual antenatal HIV preval...
  • Author:
    de Villiers M, Couper I, Conra
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    2006-12-01
    The North West Department of Health commissioned the Health Systems Trust (HST) to develop a supervisory manual or handbook for district hospitals....
  • 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...
  • Author:
    Health Systems Trust
    Published by:
    Health Systems Trust
    Publication Date:
    ...
  • Author:
    Lucy Wileman
    Published by:
    Publication Date:
    ...