Fast Facts

From recommended standards to published research, the purpose of this section is to provide rural doctors with instant access to documentation that may be of use to them in the field. 

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National Health Amendment Bill Published in 2011, as an amendment to the National Health Act of 2003, in order to make provision for the establishment of the office of Health Standards Compliance.  Download PDF
SA Country Health Fact Sheet From demographics to HRH statistics, you'll find the data here.  Download PDF
Standard treatment guidelines Standard treatment guidelines and essential medicines list for primary health care are available for PHC Clinics, District Hospitals - Adults and Paediatrics  
Understanding the factors that influence health worker employment decisions To minimize attrition from the overburdened public-sector workforce and the negative effects of the overall shortage of HWs, innovative efforts are required to address the causes of HWs dissatisfaction and to further identify the nonfinancial factors that influence work choices of HWs. The results highlight the importance of considering a broad range of nonfinancial incentives that encourage HWs to remain in the already overburdened public sector. Download PDF
Increasing access to rural health workers by improving retention WHO Global Policy Recommendations on improving health worker retention in rural areas.  Download PDF
SA Health Profile Single page health profile on South Africa, published by the World Health Organisation.  Download PDF
SA Health Review An annual publication by Health Systems Trust, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The South African Health Review is an accredited peer-reviewed journal of critical analysis and commentary by specialists on key issues relating to health systems policy and practice.  Download PDF
District Health Barometer ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The District Health Barometer is a comprehensive statistical and analytical resource providing an overall view of district health performance at the primary healthcare level, including hospitals. Covering 52 health districts in nine provinces, the Barometer is used as a resource by the NDoH to develop strategy, monitor district performance, and inform planning at national and provincial levels.  Download PDF

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