Experiences of African Health System Leadership and its Development

Health Policy and Planning, an Oxford Academic journal that focuses on health policy and systems research has published a set of articles examining African healthcare leadership practices, and that make findings and recommendations. A summary editorial and the original articles are available here.

UCT Spearheads SA’s First Unit to Probe Antibiotic Resistance

eHealth News: The University of Cape Town (UCT) has established South Africa’s first multi-disciplinary unit dedicated to studying the origins and effects of antimicrobial resistance and to develop potential preventative strategies. The Centre for the Study of Antimicrobial Resistance (CAMRA) is dedicated to studying the origin, development and fundamental drivers of antimicrobial resistance and multidrug-resistant pathogens […]

HMI’s Claims About Hospital Admissions Questionable – SAMA

Politicsweb. The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has raised concerns about certain aspects of the provisional report of the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) into the private health sector in South Africa, released by the Competition Commission earlier this week. The report took almost four years to complete and given the amount of time, at first review,is […]

‘Health Sector Needs Reform, Not NHI’ – Expert

EWN. Alex van den Heever, chair of Social Security Systems Administration, has expressed concerns about the National Health Insurance (NHI), saying the health sector needs a lot of reform but not the NHI. Van den Heever says the system should be delivering more than what it currently does. “It’s not about the amount of money being spent, it’s […]

Healthworkers Say They Are Undervalued and Poorly Equipped

Daily Maverick (first published by GroundUp).  “We do the same work as nurses and even more, yet we are labelled as uneducated, it is painful,” says community care worker, Leamah Sixholo. She was speaking to representatives from the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) during a dialogue on the impact of protest action on the […]