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Perspectives of health workers regarding primary health care delivery to the rural population in the Bothaville district*

E Janse van Rensburg
Curationis | Vol 22, No 4 | a758 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v22i4.758 | © 1999 E Janse van Rensburg | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 1999 | Published: 27 September 1999

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E Janse van Rensburg,, South Africa

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Abstract

This article reports on the views of public health workers regarding recent changes in the delivery of primary health care to people living and working in the Bothaville rural area. These changes in mobile health care form part of the Initiative for Sub-District Support’s programme to provide sustained, concerted support to sub-districts to bring about improvements in health care management and health care delivery. Main shortcomings of the recent changes were identified as inadequate transportation facilities in rural areas, insufficient information dissemination to rural dwellers and lack of farmers’ participation in rural health matters. Furthermore, poor communication and co-operation between different public health services prevailed and the need for an integration of these services was emphasised.

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