PRIME makes impact at the RHC 2016
From 6 to 9 August PRIME was represented at the Rural Health Conference (RHC) in Grahamstown, South Africa. Ònè Selohilwe, PRIME South Africa’s project coordinator delivered a keynote address titled “Developing Integrated District Rural Health Systems in South Africa: Lessons from PRIME” and research uptake officer, Maggie Marx, tended a PRIME exhibition to disseminate specially designed material explain PRIME, its goals and successes.
PRIME’s presence at the RHC lead to many queries and further engagement from health care stakeholders working in South Africa’s rural areas. Hermann Reuter, a delegate from South Africa’s Eden district expressed immense interest in PRIME’s work and the South African team is currently working together with Herman to help develop mental health services in Eden based on the PRIME model.