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Vacancies

  • PMTCT: Programme Manager

    Right to Care has the following vacancy in the Gauteng Province and encourages suitably qualified candidates to apply. Position:  Maternal, Newborn, Child & Woman’s Health/ PMTCT: Programme Manager Location: Right to Care- Helen Joseph Hospital Johannesburg Reporting to: Chief Medical Officer National & Director Qualifications & Experience:  A post graduate qualification in Health ,Masters in […]

  • Operations Manager

    Right to Care is a Johannesburg based non-profit (section 21 company),funded by USAID with a vision that all HIV-positive patients receive high quality treatment, care and support, improving their quality of life and productivity. Position: Operations Manager Location: Free State Reporting to: Provincial Programme Manager Qualifications & Experience: A Diploma or undergraduate 3 year qualification […]

  • Health Improvement Manager

    Right to Care has the following vacancy for Health Improvement Manager and encourages suitably qualified candidates to apply.

  • Epidemiology and Health Informatics at UKZN

    The School of Nursing and Public Health wishes to appoint two academics with relevant experience to strategically build strength and excellence in the area of Epidemiology and Health Informatics.

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  • Refugees from Somalia, Iran and Afghanistan in the Netherlands: health over time after resettlement

    by Majda Lamkaddem
    Refugees from Somalia, Iran and Afghanistan in the Netherlands: health over time after resettlement
    Little is known about how resettlement impacts health of refugees in Europe, and more specifically, which factors contribute to physical and mental health improvements of refugees after resettling in a West European country. In the Netherlands, the practical situation for refugees changes dramatically at the moment of getting a residence status. In which way do those important changes affect the mental and general health of refugees after resettlement in Dutch municipalities? This study tried to fill the gap in evidence on the course of health and health care utilisation after resettlement. read more
  • Ensuring the health of African communities affected by emergencies and disasters, through Disaster Risk Management for health

    by Stella Anyangwe
    Ensuring the health of African communities affected by emergencies and  disasters,  through Disaster Risk Management for health
    In 2012, almost half of all the countries in SSA were burdened by one or more disasters, affecting millions of people, displacing hundreds of thousands, making tens of thousands severely ill and killing thousands. The WHO African Region developed a strategy for Disaster Risk Management (DRM). DRM for health should be multi-sectoral and involving a wide range of partners and stakeholders even outside the health sector, to ensure that health services are not disrupted during a disaster. The African Regional strategy is accompanied by technical documents and tools for facilitating the appropriate implementation of DRM in the Region which are discussed here. read more
  • Climate Change and Displacement in Sudan

    by Sameera Suleman
    Climate Change and Displacement in Sudan
    The issue of climate change and displacement is a pressing one, with little specific public health studies to date on the topic. The loss of human life and significant human displacement as a result of violent conflict and environmental insecurity in Sudan and South Sudan is one such example of the detrimental impacts of climate change. This article will highlight the impact of climate change in Sudan and South Sudan through a discussion of the impact of climate change on displacement. read more
  • Displaced, homeless and abused: The dynamics of sexual and physical abuses of homeless Zimbabweans in South Africa.

    by Erhabo s. Idemudia
    Displaced, homeless and abused: The dynamics of sexual and physical abuses of homeless Zimbabweans in South Africa.
    A study has been conducted among homeless Zimbabwean refugees in Polokwane, to assess the nature of sexual/physical and gender-based abuse (SPGBV) experienced by them and to see who are the perpetrators. The study showed that rape and sexual harassments were common and perpetrators were mainly border and police officers. More findings, their implications and recommendations are discussed in the article. read more
  • Reflections on two decades of violence and unintentional injury prevention: Responses in South Africa

    by Ashley van Niekerk
    Reflections on two decades of violence and unintentional injury prevention: Responses in South Africa
    Violence and unintentional injury make up one of the four major health burdens in South Africa, along with HIV and tuberculosis (TB), chronic illness and mental health, and maternal, neonatal and child health. Despite South Africa’s remarkable political transformation, the country has continued to experience staggering levels of morbidity and mortality arising from violence and injury. National information sources have, however, been plagued by concerns of under-reporting and other inconsistencies, with significant differences highlighted by independent mortality studies. The biggest challenge in reducing the burden of violence and injury lies in its prevention and the concerted development of the science to inform it. read more
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