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2015 PhD Scholarships: Deadline Extended to 15 October 2014

2015 PhD Scholarships: Deadline Extended to 15 October 2014

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. Find out more.

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.

Paid Internships at HEARD: Join the Team!

Paid Internships at HEARD: Join the Team!

The closing date has been extended to 24 October 2014.

Our internship programme is designed to integrate and complement your academic studies by providing you with the opportunity to participate in programme-related research. We are currently offering internships in the Health Systems Strengthening; Disability, Health and Livelihoods; and Gender Equality and Health Programmes. Responsibilities include participation in the conceptualisation and execution of research projects; the formulation of research questions; writing proposals; collection and analysis of data; presenting at conferences and much more. This post is ideally suited to a recent graduate, however we will consider applications from those who will graduate in early 2015.

Please apply by completing the standard application form. Internship details available 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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