22 January 2020

Rebuilding health systems from the bottom up: a South African case study, by Helen Schneider

The recent publication of the National Health Insurance Bill in South Africa has provoked vigorous debate.
28 August 2019

Assessing community health worker programme governance: A guiding framework, by Helen Schneider

Based on research on the real-life tasks and challenges faced by policy-makers and managers in taking CHW programmes to scale, and drawing on conceptual and empirical literature on governance,5 this brief presents a framework structured around a set of key questions to ask in assessing the governance of CHW programmes.
27 September 2018

Spotlight: Building public health system capacity for NHI: Learning from disease-specific successes for system development, By Helen Schneider, Uta Lehmann, Lucy Gilson

We are reminded on a daily basis of failures in our public health system: strikes, stock-outs, critical vacancies, vulnerable patients left to die, cancer patients without treatment, dilapidated and poorly equipped facilities, rampant corruption and wholesale capture of provincial health departments.
19 September 2018

Spotlight: Dear Mr President, we need to talk about our health system, by Lucy, Jane, Uta & Helen

Four of South Africa’s top public health systems academics last month sent a letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa as the country grapples with finding solutions for our struggling health services.
23 August 2018

Daily Maverick: Will NHI and Medical Schemes Amendment Bills offer appropriate response to healthcare crisis?, by Lucy, Jane, Uta & Helen

NHS reforms need to pay attention to capacity development and learning and the process of implementation.
30 November 2017

Symposium: Public health perspectives on the crisis in higher education

In 2017 we combined the ceremony at which the Jakes Gerwel Award in Public Health for Outstanding Contribution in the field of Public Health was awarded with a symposium on ‘Public health perspectives on the crisis in higher education’ – in the wake of the #Fees must Fall movement and debates on decolonising higher education.
26 September 2017

A special series on practicing governance towards equity in health systems in LMIC, by SOPH academics

SOPH colleagues contributed to a new thematic series on the International Journal for Equity in Health.
28 August 2017

New Publications: Chapters in the SAHR2017 from SoPH Staff

The 20th edition of the South African Health Review was released this month.
19 April 2017

NRF-STINT U2U collaboration on community based health systems launched

The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa, in partnership with the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT)