The workshop centred around reporting on progress to date and current activities in PHC Implementation for Johannesburg Metro Health District. It also highlighted opportunities and challenges in PHC re-engineering implementation and the way forward on how to apply the programme in the district.
The symposium provided information on the road travelled to date on PHC Re-engineering in the JHB Metro Health District and the progress made compared to other districts in Gauteng province. Dr Khethisa Taole from the National Department of Health presented a national overview of the progress made in other provinces. This was followed by a range of insightful presentations and captivating talks given by various speakers. These included Dr Muzi Matse from Health Systems Trust on the use of mHealth for WBOTs in the North West Province and Professor Tessa Marcus from the University of Pretoria, Department of Family Medicine, on the Community Oriented Primary Care Model.
Interactive breakaway sessions provided the attendees the opportunity to propose innovative solutions and ways to improve various aspects of the programme. Overall, the workshop was well-attended and proved to be an excellent platform to exchange ideas with key stakeholders involved in Programme implementation.