Research: South Africa - Volunteer Caregivers Being Exploited, says Study

Tuesday, 1 February, 2005 - 10:56

UN IRIN, 14 January 2005 Volunteering.com reports on a IRIN news release which claims that many South African healthcare NPOs are exploiting volunteers providing home-based care.

UN IRIN, 14 January 2005

Volunteering.com reports on a IRIN news release which claims that many South African healthcare NPOs are exploiting volunteers providing home-based care.

The recent study by the Health Economics and AIDS Research Division (HEARD), of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, also found that South African home-based care programs are often inadequately developed and their effectiveness is questionable.

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