The Rural Health Conference

The Rural Health Conference (RHC) has been an annual event since 1996. Initially started as a conference for rural doctors by RuDASA (Rural Doctor’s Association of South Africa) it has grown into a vibrant meeting of doctors, nurses, therapists, clinical associates, students NGOs and University lecturers interested in improving health care in rural areas. The conferences is now run by a partnership of RuDASA, RuReSA (Rural Rehabilitation South Africa), PACASA (Professional Association of Clinical Associates), and RuNurSA (Rural Nursing South Africa) Read More

The heart of the Rural Health Conference is in bringing together a diverse group of healthcare workers, activists, researchers, community members and others, who are united by their passion for rural health. You will have the opportunity to hear what’s happening at local, provincial and national level from the advocacy organisations who fight for better rural budgets and policies, and to connect with people from different provinces, professions and perspectives on rural health. Whether you are an expert clinician or a student, an activist or an official, a researcher or the mother of a disabled child, your participation is welcomed.


Theme: United Health Care For All - Collaborating for better health

Dates: Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd August 2024

Conference Theme

We are seeking innovative contributions that explore the dynamics of collaboration in various dimensions

Celebrating Rural Health

Send us your pics!

In 2023 we started celebrating the EXTRAORDINARY service of all our rural health care professionals to honour our doctors, nurses, clinical associates, occupational therapists, physios, speech therapists & audiologists, dieticians, pharmacists, counsellors, community health care workers and more. We had such good responses it is now an annual event

Rural Health can be tough, but also inspiring, illuminating, at times hilarious and often life changing.

PLEASE SEND US ONE (OR MORE) OF YOUR FAVOURITE PHOTOGRAPHS FROM YOUR TIME AT A RURAL HEALTH FACILITY. Include your name, facility, job title at the time the photo was taken, and the date. Add a caption / story if you wish (max 250 words). Upload here .

Conference Location 2024

Our venue for this year is Olifants River Lodge situated in Presidentrus, Mpumalanga. The venue comes packed with fun activities like minigolf, paddleboats, volleyball and much more. A wide variety of accommodation is also available.

Contact for general information about the venue: Tel: +27 (0)13 243 9401/2

Mobile: +27 (0)82 892 3029 or +27 (0)82 893 1907

8 President Street, Presidentsrus, Middelburg