Month: May 2016

PHASA Mental Health Interest Group’s concern with patients’ rights related to the contract termination

In October 2015, the Gauteng Department of Health issued a media statement informing the public that it has terminated its contract with Life Healthcare Esidimeni Hospital. About 200 severely mentally ill patients admitted in the Life Healthcare Esidimeni facilities in Gauteng will be discharged by the end of June 2016 to NGOs or back to

World Federation of Public Health Associations launches a global charter of the public’s health

The WFPHA has developed the A Global Charter for the Public’s Health (GCPH) as the main output of its collaboration plan with the World Health Organization (WHO) to adapt today’s public health to its global context in the light of and in conjunction with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The proposed GCPH brings together the

Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly

The Sixty-ninth session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) takes place in Geneva 23-28 May 2016. The Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States. Its main functions are to determine the policies of the Organization, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the

Prof Laetitia Rispel voted VP / President elect of the WFPHA

We are delighted and proud to announce that Prof Laetitia Rispel, PHASA President between 2008 and 2014 was elected Vice President and President Elect of the World Federation at the General Assembly of the WFPHA last night in Geneva. She is only the third woman to be elected as deputy president/ president elect in the

Abstract Writing Workshop Hosted by PHASA / UFH

Nominations for Gauteng Branch Executive Committee

Nominations are invited for the PHASA Gauteng Branch Executive Committee using the attached form. This committee is responsible for co-ordinating and managing activities of the branch as well as providing support to the national PHASA leadership in implementing national initiatives in Gauteng. Eligibility Criteria Nominees must be PHASA members residing, working or studying in Gauteng.


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