The Need


Antiretrovirals credited for TB decline
12 June 2014

South Africa is seeing about 79,000 fewer TB cases annually thanks to increased HIV treatment uptake, according to the latest research from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NCID). Read full story

At a glance: Zithulele Hospital and its surrounding community
5 June 2014

Read the latest issue of the Jabulani Rural Health Foundation newsletter and find out what is happening at the Eastern Cape’s Zithulele Hospital and its surrounding community. This newsletter features updates on their ARV and Rural Ability programmes. Read full story

Future health professionals hit by rural bug
3 June 2014

Africa Health Placements (AHP) has embarked on an exciting new project promoting rural and public health among future health professionals. Targeting health science students at South Africa’s eight medical schools, AHP has formed a partnership with the Wits Rural Health Club, a student organisation at the University of the Witwatersrand. Read full story

Evaluation of recruitment and retention strategies for health workers in rural Zambia
19 May 2014

In response to Zambia’s critical human resources for health challenges, a number of strategies have been implemented to recruit and retain health workers in rural and remote areas. Read full story