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About RRHF

Ms HoganBarbara Hogan, Minister of Health from October 2008 to May 2009

The Rapid Response Health Fund (RRHF) was established in November 2008. It was designed to provide rapid and flexible financial and technical assistance to support Barbara Hogan, the Minister of Health during October 2008 and May 2009.

Hogan's goal was to reorient and revitalise South Africa's health and AIDS policy and implementation.

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, current Minister of HealthIn May 2009 Dr Aaron Motsoaledi became the new Minister of Health. He confirmed the new administration's committment to strengthen the country's health system and AIDS response. Dr Motsoaledi released a ten-point plan for health that included accelerating the implementation of the HIV&AIDS National Strategic Plan, improving the quality of health services and mass mobilisation for the better health of the population. Dr Motsoaledi welcomed the RRHF and has continued to use the fund to further health goals.

Key elements of the RRHF include:

Read more about the government's ten-point Programme of Action for Health.›

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