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The Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) advocates for access to quality and comprehensive rural health care in South Africa
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RHAP Nov 11
A huge thank you to and for putting together an eye opening course on Access to Medicines and the role of civil society actors! A luta Continua, Vitória é Certa! The struggle continues, victory is certain!
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RHAP Nov 5
During times of fiscal distress we should be doing more to protect and advance the socio economic rights. Read RHAP submission to the portfolio committee for finance on some of the ways we can turn adversity into opportunity.
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RHAP Oct 21
There's no doubt that communities should be at the forefront of health advocacy but how do we make sure their actions produce results? tells us how
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RHAP Oct 18
Julia Robinson makes a strong case for an NGO code of conduct for health systems strengthening. Who are NGOs accountable to?
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Ravi Ram Oct 18
Charter and Call to Action on Social Accountability for Health, being presented practitioner assembly
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PSAM Oct 16
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COPASAH Oct 17
We need to move out of the health sector in order to protect and promote health. One Has to also address social health determinants like debt, housing, industry and trade unions
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RHAP Oct 17
: Social accountability methods should not be limited to just health. Shout out to and for their work on service delivery in informal settlements in South Africa.
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Rajat Khosla Oct 16
Day 2 2019 starts with stimulating panel led by looking at what does accountability means for global and local level action and what is needed by way of knowledge. Great panel Sara Van Belle, Walter Flores, Brendan Halloran and Aminu Garba
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RHAP Oct 16
: Often both the service providers and health users are victims of a dysfunctional system. Are we including both groups in our advocacy strategies?
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RHAP Oct 16
Lets push a counter narrative of who and what defines experts and evidence.
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RHAP Oct 16
Sara van Belle: Raising valuable but controversial points on how we perceive knowledge and evidence. The hierarchy of evidence favours RCTs over case studies. This sidelines indigenous knowledge and evidence. As civil society, are we perpetuating this trend?
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RHAP Oct 16
Brendan Halloran from : Health advocacy must be grounded in communities but supported by accountability actors like civil society etc.
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RHAP Oct 16
from : We need power building and evidence generation at a LOCAL (communities!) level to really reach those who are left behind.
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RHAP Oct 13
Looking forward to COPASAH 2019! Check out their cool promotional video below:
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ircwash Oct 3
"By investing in rural people, we are making investments in rural health." Read a blog about how is working with community and health care facility leaders to address in South Africa
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RHAP Oct 7
Our Health Advocate training continues in Nqeleni Community members learnt how to identify the root causes of health problems in the area + how to apply the National Policy on Complaints to improve WASH + health services
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RHAP Sep 16
A push towards recruiting more mid level workers should be a no brainer in the SA health context. Clin As, for eg, are more affordable, more likely to remain in rural and they perform routine procedures, freeing up time for doctors to perform more complex tasks.
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RHAP Sep 2
David's outspoken and uncompromising work on the social determinants of health, nutrition and the role of CHWs are a few examples of his influence on RHAP’s work. Thank you for your wisdom, for being a critical friend, for the example you have set to so many of us. Hamba Kahle.
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RHAP Sep 1
RHAP joins the multitude of organisations and individuals in SA and globally in mourning the untimely and sudden death of David Sanders, public health giant and stalwart who will forever remain an inspiration of principle, courage and determination to achieve social justice.
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