The state of sexual assualt services: Findings from a situation analysis of services in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Christofides, Nicola
dc.contributor.author Webster, Naomi
dc.contributor.author Jewkes, Rachel
dc.contributor.author Penn-Kekana, Loveday
dc.contributor.author Martin, Lorna
dc.contributor.author Abrahams, Naeema
dc.contributor.author Kim, Julia
dc.date.accessioned 2008-01-04T08:55:47Z
dc.date.available 2008-01-04T08:55:47Z
dc.date.issued 2003-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/3942
dc.description Research report en
dc.description.abstract Women often receive very poor quality medical care after sexual assault. This has been highlighted in work done by Human Rights Watch, Suffla and others that explored services in some provinces. No systematic investigation of services in all provinces had been carried out. In 2001, the National Department of Health prioritised improving sexual assault services and the research presented in this report was conducted to inform this process. The aim was to investigate sexual assault services provided by health sector in South Africa with an in-depth look at North West province. Two district hospitals; a regional hospital and a tertiary hospital (where they existed) were randomly sampled in all provinces. The total number of hospitals in the sampling frame varied from province to province. This was adjusted for in analysis through weighting. At each hospital, we interviewed two doctors and two nurses who examined or assisted in the management of a patient who presented at the hospital after rape. A primary health care clinic, which referred patients to the sampled hospital in each district, was identified and a nurse at the clinic was interviewed. A total of 155 providers were interviewed. A facility checklist was completed at each hospital. In North West Province, 199 nurses and doctors were interviewed from 20 hospitals and a primary health care clinic that referred patients to these hospitals. In addition, district managers, police, social workers and representatives of NGOs addressing gender-based violence were interviewed. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Centre for Health Policy - School of Public Health - University of the Witwatersrand en
dc.subject women en
dc.subject NGO en
dc.subject human en
dc.subject rights en
dc.subject assualt en
dc.subject sex en
dc.subject rape en
dc.subject North West Province en
dc.subject nurse en
dc.title The state of sexual assualt services: Findings from a situation analysis of services in South Africa en
dc.type Other en


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