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[MULTI MEDIA] Recap of our community accountability meeting on #GautengHealth

This week Ritshidze launched the 2nd edition of the Gauteng State of Health report, that found clinics to be plagued with disorganised filing systems and bad staff attitudes. The report was presented at a community accountability meeting in Katlehong. Scroll through our multi-media round up from the meeting and find links to the report, the summary presentation, and a full video of the entire meeting.

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[MULTI MEDIA] Recap of our community accountability meeting on #KZNHealth

Last week Ritshidze launched a detailed report into the state of the public healthcare system in KwaZulu-Natal. The report was presented at a community accountability meeting in Umlazi, Durban. Scroll through our multi-media round up from the meeting and find links to the report, the summary presentation, and a full video of the entire meeting.

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Ritshidze launches new report at community meeting looking into state of health in KwaZulu-Natal

Today Ritshidze is launching a detailed report into the state of the public healthcare system in KwaZulu-Natal. The report is based on the results of data collected through Ritshidze as well as stories from community members about the challenges they face using public clinics. It will be presented to the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health and other duty bearers at a community accountability meeting in Umlazi. 

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The ordinary should not be the extraordinary: a look at Nomangesi Jayiya Clinic

The ordinary should not be the extraordinary; it’s what Garth Hennings believes and why he laughs a little that there should be any “special interest” in Nomangesi Jayiya Clinic in the Nelson Bay municipality where he is operational manager. But the clinic does tick many of the right boxes and it’s largely down to putting in place some of the basic recommendations for improved clinic services and practices.

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“It is not HIV that is killing our people, it is the ill treatment of our people”

The brutal realities of having to depend on a poorly functioning clinic system and healthcare services was heard loud and clear when community members spoke at the September 23 launch of the Ritshidze Eastern Cape State of Health report. The 49 clinics and healthcare facilities monitored in the province are in OR Tambo, Buffalo City, Alfred Nzo, Amathole, Nelson Mandela Bay, and Chris Hani.

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[MULTI MEDIA] Recap of our community accountability meeting on #EasternCapeHealth

Last week Ritshidze launched a detailed report into the state of the public healthcare system in the Eastern Cape. The report was presented at a community accountability meeting in Mdantsane, East London. Scroll through our multi-media round up from the meeting and find links to the report, the summary presentation, and a full video of the entire meeting.

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[MULTI MEDIA] Recap of our community accountability meeting on #FreeStateHealth

Last week Ritshidze launched a detailed report into the state of the public healthcare system in the Free State. The report was presented at a community accountability meeting in Batho, Bloemfontein. Scroll through our multi-media round up from the meeting and find links to the report, the summary presentation, and a full video of the entire meeting.

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About RITSHIDZE

“Ritshidze” — meaning “Saving Our Lives” in TshiVenda — has been developed by people living with HIV and activists to hold the South African government and aid agencies accountable to improve overall HIV and TB service delivery.

Partner organisations include the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), the National Association of People Living with HIV (NAPWA), Positive Action Campaign, Positive Women’s Network (PWN) and the South African Network of Religious Leaders Living with and affected by HIV/AIDS (SANERELA+)—in alliance with Health Global Access Project (Health GAP), the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), and Georgetown University’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.

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