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2014/5 Paid Research Internships: Applications Close 24 October

2014/5 Paid Research Internships: Applications Close 24 October

If you are eager to learn and inspired to bring about change and impact through research then an internship with us is a great start. Our internship programme is designed to integrate and complement your academic studies by providing you with the opportunity to participate in programme-related research.  Applications close 24 October 2014. Details here.
2015 PhD Scholarships: Applications Closed

2015 PhD Scholarships: Applications Closed

Six scholarships are being offered in the areas of health governance and finance; health systems strengthening; disability, health and livelihoods; and gender equality and health. Recipients will be based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

How much do financial considerations influence migration of South African health workers?

How Much Do Financial Considerations Influence Migration of South African Health Workers?

Despite public perception, money is not the key motivating factor behind health workers’ (HWs) decision to leave South Africa. Rather it is the high levels of stress as a result of increased workloads and other work challenges faced in their current job. The migration of HWs increases the strain on South Africa’s already burdened public health care system, leading to a shortage of skills and subsequent loss of capacity to deliver adequate health care.

Focusing on the role of salaries and benefits, HEARD’s health systems expert, Gavin George discussed the factors that fuel internal and external migration amongst health professionals at the 3rd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research currently underway in Cape Town. Access his presentation here.

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Opinion: Time to Bring People with Disabilities into Development

Dr Jill Hanass-Hancock and Professor Jim Whitman

Throughout the world, people with disabilities are often ignored, sidelined or effectively disenfranchised - “out of sight, out of mind”, as it were.’ However, there is one arena in which one would expect the opposite: development thinking and planning. After all, the mainstays of development — education, health, employment and participation in society on an equal basis with others — are a constant struggle for people with disabilities, who comprise 15% of the world’s population [1].  Yet our thinking about the relationship between disability and human development remains stuck in a charity niche, an afterthought to ‘the big issues’. What we should rightly regard as a scandal is also a simmering crisis.  Read more.


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