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  • Teaching Facilitator: SUCCEED

    To support the strengthening capacity for the operational research aspect of SUCCEED (Stellenbosch University Comprehensive Capacity Enhancement through Engagement with Districts) project.

    Deadline: 11/09/2015
  • Director National Council Against Smoking

    To provide national leadership in developing and implementing tobacco control policies and programmes.

    Deadline: 15/09/2015
  • Research Associate: Quantitative Data Management and Analysis

    The Research Associate will be primarily responsible for management and oversight of evaluation and operations research projects.

    Deadline: 18/09/2015
  • Consultant – Hospital Costing

    The SHF Team is looking to recruit two short-term Consultants to conduct the Case-mix review in six hospitals in North West Province.

    Deadline: 18/09/2015

    The appointed candidate will be responsible for providing statistical support and methodological advice for studies conducted at CAPRISA. They will also be responsible for statistical analysis of studies, writing up of results, as well as providing monthly reports on studies.

    Deadline: 30/09/2015
  • Program Manager, Sustainable Health Financing

    The Programme Manager will oversee and execute projects quantifying the financial gaps in the health sector, helping the government make health financing policy decisions through targeted use of collected data.

    Deadline: 15/04/2016
  • Program Coordinator, Vaccines Delivery

    The Program Coordinator will have 4 main responsibilities critical to the effectiveness and efficiency of CHAI’ s vaccines delivery program.

    Deadline: 28/04/2016
  • Associate Malaria

    Provide assistance to the NMCP in the development and implementation of the national malaria elimination strategy, monitoring and evaluation plan, and operational plans.

    Deadline: 28/04/2016
  • Volunteer Analyst, Drug Access Team

    Analyze HIV and TB treatment and testing data to inform improved drug practices.

    Deadline: 28/04/2016
  • Associate, Drug Access Team

    Coordinate CHAI Access team’s technical assistance to the Ministry of Health (MoH) Central Medical Stores (CMS), to ensure coordinated and complementary support across HIV, PMTCT, TB and Malaria.

    Deadline: 28/04/2016
PHASA news

  • Mental Health Special Interest Group

    The overall aim of this SIG is to be responsive to the public mental health needs of society through advocacy, creating awareness and academic initiatives.

  • Epidemiology Special Interest Group

    The Epidemiology Special Interest Group will pursue some of the activities of the Epidemiology Working Group constituted by SAFETP.

  • Abstract writing workshops

    PHASA will be hosting workshops to assist participants in the preparation of abstracts for the 2015 PHASA Conference in Durban.

  • PHILA Awards 2015

    PHASA would like to invite nominations for the 2015 PHILA Awards. Deadline: 30 June 2015.

PHASA news

  • To NHI or not? And if so, what, when, why and how?

    by Di McIntyre
    It has been almost four years since the Green Paper on the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) was gazetted. With no White Paper in sight, many are questioning whether the NHI policy will be taken forward or whether there has been a change of heart. There remains considerable confusion about the nature of the proposed reforms. This ‘thought-piece’ outlines my own understanding of the proposed health system reforms. read more
  • Moving towards universal health coverage in South Africa: the role of private sector GPs

    by Rebecca Surender
    Since the release of the 2011 NHI Green Paper (1) considerable debate and analysis has occurred regarding the politics and economics of the proposed scheme. However, relatively little attention has been paid to the important role played by frontline providers tasked with implementing the reforms, and whose services the scheme will rely on in order to function on the ground. In particular, the ‘contracting in’ of private sector general practitioners (GPs) into the public health services is a key aspect of the NHI which deserves more attention. read more
  • The South African National Health Insurance: Where are we now?

    by Shan Naidoo
    South Africa took on a revolutionary new direction for its national health system with the publication of the government’s Green Paper on National Health Insurance (NHI). In essence the objective of the NHI policy is to provide improved access to cost effective and quality health services for all South Africans. One of the main priorities of the NHI policy was to strengthen the public health system within the first five years. This article reviews what has been achieved thus far. read more
  • Moving forward with health financing reforms in South Africa: some considerations

    by Bob Fryatt
    South Africa is at a critical juncture with regards to financing the health sector to improve health and to deliver quality health services to all. This paper provides a personal view of some of the key next steps the country will need to consider as it moves forward with its changes to health financing. The commentary draws on experience from other countries as well as South Africa and focuses on some of early challenges that may need to be considered. read more
  • Department of Health and traditional health practitioners collaboration in the Western Cape

    by Msokoli Qotole
    Department of Health and traditional health practitioners collaboration in the Western Cape
    The Department of Health in the Western Cape signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Western Cape Inyangi Forum recently. This represents a major milestone in relations between these two sectors in health care provision. In South Africa there is the Traditional Health Practitioners Interim Council Act of 2007 that recognized for the first time the involvement of traditional health practitioners (THPs) in health care. The signing of the MOU and the development of the Act came after many decades of a conflictual relationship between the two sectors. read more
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