The Life Healthcare Esidimeni tragedy is one of the most significant violations of health and human rights in post-apartheid South Africa.
The CHESAI collective held a session to engage more deeply with the Life Esidimeni tragedy in order to generate some health systems lessons. In addition to mapping out a timeline of events, we discussed and reviewed some of the transcripts of the 2017/8 hearings. This blog reflects our key collective thoughts.
We will be involved in various satellite and organized sessions at the 5th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Liverpool, 8th - 12th October 2018.
We hope you will join us!
View schedule of sessions
In a previous blog, we reflected on how writing retreats - one of CHESAI’s key strategies for stimulating collective writing – are organized and how they benefit researchers. Today, we reflect on the concept of Slow scholarship and its place in our writing retreats.
Thinking about health systems governance and how it can be used to improve population health
A collection of papers in the International Journal for Equity in Health that explores the everyday practice of governance in the health systems of low- and middle-income countries.
- Helen Schneider and Nonhlanhla Nxumalo
Leadership and governance of community health worker programmes at scale: a cross case analysis of provincial implementation in South Africa (Creative Commons licence, no changes made)
- Ermin Erasmus, Lucy Gilson, Veloshnee Govender and Moremi Nkosi
Organisational culture and trust as influences over the implementation of equity-oriented policy in two South African case study hospitals (Creative Commons licence, no changes made)
- Aku Kwamie, Miriam Asiamah, Marta Schaaf and Irene Akua Agyepong
Postings and transfers in the Ghanaian health system: a study of health workforce governance (Creative Commons licence, no changes made)
- Benjamin Tsofa, Catherine Goodman, Lucy Gilson and Sassy Molyneux
Devolution and its effects on health workforce and commodities management – early implementation experiences in Kilifi County, Kenya (Creative Commons licence, no changes made)
- Kerry Scott, Asha S. George, Steven A. Harvey, Shinjini Mondal, Gupteswar Patel and Kabir Sheikh
Negotiating power relations, gender equality, and collective agency: are village health committees transformative social spaces in northern India? (Creative Commons licence, no changes made)
- Vera Scott and Lucy Gilson
Exploring how different modes of governance act across health system levels to influence primary healthcare facility managers’ use of information in decision-making: experience from Cape Town, South Africa (Creative Commons licence, no changes made)
- Benjamin Tsofa, Sassy Molyneux, Lucy Gilson and Catherine Goodman
How does decentralisation affect health sector planning and financial management? a case study of early effects of devolution in Kilifi County, Kenya (Creative Commons licence, no changes made)
- Mary M. Nyikuri, Benjamin Tsofa, Philip Okoth, Edwine W. Barasa and Sassy Molyneux
“We are toothless and hanging, but optimistic”: sub county managers’ experiences of rapid devolution in coastal Kenya (Creative Commons licence, no changes made)