Breakout Workshop: International Migration of Health Workers Evidence and Governance

International Migration of Health Workers Evidence and Governance WHO Global Code of Practice Adopted in May 2010 though consensus by the 193 WHO Member States – Only the second instrument of its kind promulgated by the WHO – Broadest possible articulation of the challenges: elaboration of ethical norms, principles, and practices. Please...
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Breakout Workshop: BRAIN DRAIN TO BRAIN GAIN- Uganda Case Study

BRAIN DRAIN TO BRAIN GAIN The African Health Workforce Migration Challenge. UGANDA COUNTRY CASE STUDY HWF Migration is a phenomenon adversely affecting many developing countries. Uganda is among the 36 African Countries identified in the 2006 WHO Report with a critical shortage of HWF. Migration is known to be a factor contributing to the critical shortage of HWF in Uganda but evidence of its...
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Breakout Workshop: Health Workforce Migration

Health Workforce Migration; Challenge to African and global health systems. Lessons from – India, Ireland, Nigerian, South Africa and Uganda BRAIN DRAIN TO BRAIN GAIN AFRICAN HEALTH WORKFORCE MIGRATION CHALLENGE. NIGERIA: CASE STUDY Please...
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Strenghtening Mozambique’s Health Post-Graduate Education & Research Systems Through Sustainable Partnerships

Post-graduate training and research within public health sector in Mozambique remains a challenge. Among the factors contributing to this situation are: high working load of health professionals, lack of mentorship, absence of research skills and lack of proficiency in English. Please...
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Workforce capacity-building for servicery in Africa: Opportunities & Challenges

DEFINITION & MEANING OF ACCESS Human right to health means (implies) that everyone has the right to the highest attainable standards of physical, mental and psychological health, including access to professional health care services, hygiene & sanitation, adequate food / nutrition, decent housing and safe & clean living, recreational and working environment. Please...
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Nursing education challenges and solutions in Sub Saharan Africa: an integrative review

Sub Saharan Africa continues to report – poor health indicators – challenged health systems – growing burden of diseases including HIV/ AIDS and non-communicable diseases – a severe shortage of health care workers Please...
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Non-Physician Clinicians in Rural Africa: Lessons from the Medical Licentiate Programme in Zambia

Zambia struggles to provide safe surgery for its population. Rural areas particularly deprived. Specialist surgeons concentrated in urban cities. Over 60% population in Zambia is rural. Task shifting recommended to counter doctor(Surgeons) shortages1 Please...
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Factors Contributing to Under-utilisation of Family Planning (FP) Services by Female Nursing Students in Lesotho

Family planning is the arrangement, spacing and limitation of children in the family (Weller & Pratt 2009:151). Please...
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Contraceptive Choices among Women Participating in a HIV-infected Cohort: The US PEPFAR PROMOTE Stud

Demand for modern family planning methods in Africa is inadequately met Proportion of women using a modern method among women who have a need for family planning was lowest in Africa at 56 %and >75% in all other regions Finding a suitable method of contraception is challenging in the context of HIV Please...
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High Frequency of Unintended Pregnancy and Predictors of Contraceptive Choice among HIV-infected African Women on Lifelong ART

More than 85% of unintended pregnancies are attributed to women with a desire to limit or space births who are not using an effective family planning (EFP) method[injectable, oral, implant, intra-uterinecontraceptive device(IUCD),tubal ligation] Please...
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HIV viraemia in women who enter antenatal care on preconception ART in KwaDukuza, KwaZulu-Natal

Mother to child transmission (MTCT) rate 15-45% in the absence of interventions but <1% with antiretroviral therapy (ART). Highest risk of MTCT linked to maternal viral load (VL) hence efforts to reduce VL are effective in reducing transmission. Please...
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Returning to basics in ethical healthcare practice in Africa

The bioethical principles provide a convenient framework for training healthcare practitioners to avoid the increasing tendency of medical malpractice litigation in Africa and elsewhere. Please...
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