Health SA Gesondheid - Journal of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences is an open access, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary and interprofessional scholarly journal that aims to promote communication, collaboration and teamwork between professions and disciplines within the health sciences to address problems that cross and affect disciplinary boundaries.

The journal publishes original articles on issues related to public health, including implications for practical applications and service delivery that are of concern and relevance to Africa and other developing countries. It facilitates the gathering and critical testing of insights and viewpoints on knowledge from different disciplines involved in health service delivery.

The journal offers the breadth of outlook required to promote health science education, research and professional practice.

The journal with its interdisciplinary scope attracts interest from a wide audience of scientists and health professionals working in the areas of health care management, health care economics, policy making, nursing, psychology, sociology, ethics and education.

Unique features distinguishing this journal

The journal has a strong regional focus (South Africa) with abstracts published in English. It offers a nurturing environment for young and novice researchers to showcase their work whilst upholding the standards of health science education, research and professional practice.


The journal explores issues and posits solutions to current challenges existing in health care from an interdisciplinary perspective within Africa and other developing countries, including but not limited to:

  • improvement of health safety and service delivery
  • management and measurement of health services
  • evaluation and assessment of health care needs
  • prevention of ill health and health-affecting behaviours
  • promotion of healthy lifestyles
  • health security, economics, policy and regulations.
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Published: 2023-04-06

Students’ knowledge, attitude and practices towards pressure ulcer prevention and management

Franco R. Abrahams, Edwin R. Daniels, Hileni N. Niikondo, Kristofina Amakali

Indigenous practitioners’ views on causes of female infertility

Banabotlhe G. Baakeleng, Abel J. Pienaar, Puledi M. Sithole, Simangaliso L. Mashego

Optimal home and hospital laundering of reusable surgical scrubs: Systematic literature review

Je’nine Horn-Lodewyk, Tanya Wainwright, K-Cee Lessing, Daniel Otto, Jani H. Fourie

Job satisfaction among health professionals in a District of North West province, South Africa

Reabetswe A. Mere, Thembi V. Simbeni, Mmampedi Mathibe, Mabina N. Mogale, Sam T. Ntuli

A qualitative study on traditional healers’ perceptions and management of epidermolysis bullosa

Antoinette V. Chateau, Nceba Gqaleni, Colleen Aldous, Ncoza Dlova, David Blackbeard

July 2021 civil unrest: South African diagnostic radiography students’ experiences

Kathleen Naidoo, Shantel Lewis, Hafsa Essop, Gerhardus G.V. Koch, Thandokuhle E. Khoza, Nape M. Phahlamohlaka, Nicole R. Badriparsad

Influences of COVID-19 vaccination policy on students’ vaccine acceptance

Thuli G. Mthembu, Samantha Harrison, Kauthar Botha, Jessica Britz, Brittney Katts, Michaela Millar, Zia Sulliman, Vutlhari Zitha

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Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2071-9736
print ISSN: 1025-9848