District Health Systems

 

This page lists the research that I (together with colleagues)  have done relating to District Health Systems in South Africa and other low- and middle-income countries.

Links to open-source published documents are provided. Contact me if you would like access to an unpublished report.

 

District Hospitals

  1. Doherty J. 2014. Improving public hospitals through effective clinical leadership: lessons from South Africa. Johannesburg: Centre for Rural Health (University of the Witwatersrand) for the Municipal Services Project (University of the Western Cape).
  2. Doherty J. 2013. Strengthening clinical leadership in hospitals: a review of the international and South African literature. Johannesburg: Centre for Rural Health (University of the Witwatersrand) for the Municipal Services Project (University of the Western Cape).

 

Primary health care

  1. Gilson L, Doherty J, Loewenson R.  2011.  Challenging inequity through health systems.  In:  The Commission on Social Determinants of Health Knowledge Networks, Lee JH, Sadana R (eds).  2011.  Improving equity in health by addressing social determinants.  Geneva:  World Health Organisation.  ISBN 978 92 4 150303 7.
  2. Gilson L, Doherty J, Loewenson R, Francis V.  2008.  Challenging inequity through health systems.  Health Systems Knowledge Network, World Health Organisation Commission on the Social Determinants of Health. Johannesburg:  Centre for Health Policy, EQUINET, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
  3. Tollman S, Doherty J, Mulligan J. 2006. General Primary Care. In: Jamison D, Alleyne G, Breman J, Claeson M, Evans DB, Prabhat J, Measham AR, Mills A. 2006. Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries (2nd edition). New York: The World Bank and the Oxford University Press.
  4. Doherty J, Loveday M, Stewart R, Thomas L. 2005. Implementing the Comprehensive Care and Treatment Programme for HIV and AIDS patients in the Free State: Sharing experiences. Durban: Health Systems Trust.
  5. Afari-Twumasi K, Doherty J. 1996. Management of the cold chain: nurses’ knowledge and practice in clinics of the Zwelitsha district in the Eastern Cape. Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection; 11(1): 9-13.

 

Planning primary health care facilities

  1. Doherty J, Kraus R, Herbst K.  1996.  Health facilities.  In:  Harrison, D (ed). 1996. South African Health Review, 1996.  Durban:  Health Systems Trust.
  2. Rispel L, Doherty J, Makiwane F, Webb N. 1996. The development of a plan for primary health care facilities in Soweto, South Africa. Part I: Guiding principles and methods. Health Policy and Planning.
  3. Doherty J, Rispel L, Webb N. 1996. The development of a plan for primary health care facilities in Soweto, South Africa. Part II: The application of locational criteria. Health Policy and Planning.
  4. Doherty J, Rispel L. 1995. What facility norms should be used in an urban setting?: the experience of Soweto. MRC Urbanisation and Health Newsletter; 25: 20-23.
  5. Centre for Health Policy, Chris Steel Architects, Rosmarin and Associates. 1994. Planning for health facility development at the primary level: the case of Greater Soweto. Paper No. 36. Johannesburg: Centre for Health Policy. (ISBN No. 1-86838-118-8)
  6. Doherty J, Rispel L, Steel C, Webb N, Makiwane F. 1993. A guide plan for primary health care services in Greater Soweto. Phase II: Volumes I, II and III. Johannesburg: Chris Steel Architects.
  7. Doherty J, Rispel L, Steel C, Ovens W, Makiwane F. 1992. A guide plan for health care services in Greater Soweto. Phase I. Johannesburg: Chris Steel Architects.

 

Other

  1. Doherty J. 2014. Chapter 4.3.1. Models for undergraduate rural health placements. In: Chater AB, Rourke J, Couper ID, Strasser RP, Reid S (eds). WONCA Rural Medical Education Guidebook. World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA): WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice.
  2. Doherty JE, Couper ID, Campbell D, Walker J. 2013. Transforming rural health systems through clinical academic leadership: lessons from South Africa. Rural and Remote Health; 13: 2618 (online).
  3. Doherty J. 2012. Developing rural academic leadership in support of Health Sciences Education: report of a Wits-Monash workshop. Johannesburg: Division of Rural Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand. (unpublished report)
  4. Doherty J, Price M. 1998. Evaluation of rural ambulance services. World Health Forum; 19: 315-319.
  5. Schneider M, Rispel L, Doherty J. 1994. The development of guidelines for rehabilitation services in the Greater Soweto area. Paper No 34. Johannesburg: Centre for Health Policy. (ISBN No. 1-86838-119-6)
  6. Rispel L, Doherty J, Schneider H. 1992. Report to the Progressive Primary Health Care Network’s AIDS Committee on Indicators to assist with prioritisation and resource allocation. (unpublished report)
  7. Doherty J, Price M. 1991. An evaluation of ambulance services in KaNgwane. Johannesburg: Centre for Health Policy. Marais S, Schneider H, Price M, Doherty J. 1991. Report on intersectoral factors affecting health. Johannesburg: Centre for Health Policy.
  8. Buch E, Doherty J. 1989. Environmental health services in townships: some lessons from Soweto. Critical Health; 28: 15-20.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “District Health Systems

  1. This is a great site Jane… easy to see what’s what, to navigate and is highly topical. I’m going to send on to some health care friends…..

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