Useful links

African section of the Journal Rural and Remote Health The journal provides free access to readers after registration, as well as free publication for authors. It is committed both to maintaining its standards as a Medline-listed journal and to supporting aspirant and more experienced authors from Africa to publish their work. It is committed to innovative approaches to enhance information sharing amongst the health care community in rural Africa.

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Health Systems Trust Established in 1992 to support the transformation of the South African health system. HST supports the current and future development of a comprehensive health care system through strategies designed to promote equity and efficiency in health and health care delivery. Click here
The National Rural Health Alliance of Australia The National Rural Health Alliance is the peak national body working to improve the health of Australians living in rural and remote areas. The NRHA is comprised of twenty-four Member Bodies, each of which is a national organisation in its own right. The twenty-four represent both the consumers of health services and the health professionals providing service to non-metropolitan areas. Click here
The National Rural Health Association (USA) The National Rural Health Association is a member-driven national organization whose mission is to improve the health of rural Americans and populations through appropriate and equitable health care services as well as to assist its members in providing leadership on rural issues through advocacy, communications, education, and research. Click here
The International Electronic Journal of Rural and Remote Health   Click here
The World of Rural Medical Education   Click here
University of the Witwatersrand Faculty of Health Sciences Electives Office Offers a service particularly for overseas elective students. Wits University is happy to assist students wishing to do rural electives and also offers a package deal of emergency medicine and rural medicine combined. Click here
World Organisation of Family Doctors Global Family Doctor is particularly for health professionals. A section is under development for patients and the general public. It is designed to cater for the varying needs of the peoples of the world. It will provide a forum for communication about health issues within the global community. Click here
WONCA: Working Party on Rural Practice The Wonca working party consists of up to 20 members with at least two representatives from each of the world''s regions: Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australasia/Pacific. The Working Party is committed to achieving gender equity including with regard to the Working Party membership. Click here