All about membership
The Rural Doctors Association of Southern Africa (RuDASA) is a support network for all health care providers practicing in rural, remote and underserviced areas around Southern Africa. RuDASA recognises the shared challenges faced by health practitioners in rural areas, and exists to function as a forum for discussion and action around these issues, and as a representative voice for rural health advocacy, working closely with the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP). The vision of RuDASA is for all rural people in Southern Africa to have access to quality health care, and to this end RuDASA strives for the adequate staffing of rural health services by appropriately skilled medical staff and to be a voice for the rural doctor regarding training and working conditions. RuDASA works closely with Africa Health Placements (AHP) in this regard. AHP is a non-profit organization which works to recruit and retain local and international health workers in rural areas, whether these be locum or permanent staff. We would love to have you join RuDASA and be part of vision for improving rural health care!
Annual membership costs are usually R500 for doctors, R100 for allied health workers and R75 for students, but in 2019 they are FREE!
Members are entitled to:
- Regular updates on RuDASA activities
- Opportunities to network with rural practitioners on a local and national level, reducing perceived isolation
- Discounted registration fees for the annual rural health conference
- Opportunities to serve on provincial and national RuDASA committees
- Access to channels for raising concerns and ideas and influence policy developments in the field of rural health
- Support in dealing with e.g. unfair labour practices and other HR challenges (Note: RuDASA is a support organisation and not a labour union)
Become a member today by completing the membership application online here