Exploring the sorting of patients in community health centres across Gauteng Province, South Africa

Abstract Background Primary health care worldwide faces large numbers of patients daily. Poor waiting times, low patient satisfaction and staff burnout are some problems facing such facilities. Limited research has been done on sorting patients in non-emergency settings in Africa. This research looked at community health centres (CHCs) in Gauteng Province, South Africa where queues … Continue reading Exploring the sorting of patients in community health centres across Gauteng Province, South Africa

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Buhari rolls out Basic Health Care Provision Fund

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday rolled out the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) appropriated by the National Assembly in the 2018 budget. The BHCPF is the one per cent of the federal government Consolidated Revenue and contributions from donor grants set aside to fund the basic health needs of Nigerians. It is the fundamental … Continue reading Buhari rolls out Basic Health Care Provision Fund

Health Facility Governance in the Ethiopian Health System

Abstract Health governance – one of the pillars of a health system – has received appreciable attention from the Ethiopian health sector over the past decade. Through the leadership of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), the health sector has various coordinating mechanisms at the federal, regional, and woreda (district) levels, although the performance of … Continue reading Health Facility Governance in the Ethiopian Health System

How One Doc Uses Cartoons to Address Social Determinants of Health

On social media and in the healthcare space, Anita Ravi, MD, is largely known for her patient advocacy and cartoon work depicting the social determinants of health (SDOH) for vulnerable patients and how providers must address those factors to support a better patient experience. But in the PurpLE Clinic, a New York City-based federally-qualified health center (FQHC) … Continue reading How One Doc Uses Cartoons to Address Social Determinants of Health

Exploring the constitutional definition of hate speech

The Prevention and Combating of Hate Crime and Hate Speech Bill is likely to become law during 2019. This bill and recent controversy surrounding the likes of Johann Rupert and Andile Mngxitamaraises the age-old question about what the limits of freedom of expression, if any, should be. First, however, we should determine what the Constitution already allows, which … Continue reading Exploring the constitutional definition of hate speech

Australian National Rural Generalist Pathway

Executive summary This document has been written as Advice to the National Rural Health Commissioner by the National Rural Generalist Taskforce. It is anticipated that this Advice will provide a guide to discussions with Governments, professional bodies and health services when considering the implementation of a National Rural Generalist Pathway. Introduction Rural doctors have a … Continue reading Australian National Rural Generalist Pathway