E-learning in nursing education: Enhancing instructions delivery in a hybrid teaching and learning environment in Rwanda

E-Learning has become a worldwide phenomenon in the new technological economy, crossing oceans and reaching to remote villages. The entry visa for e-learning is a computer and an internet connection (Hogan and Kedrayate, 2011). In healthcare education, e-learning has been positioned as a revolution in education for healthcare professionals; a tool essential for developing the skills needed for...
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Development of a Novel Nursing and Midwifery Graduate and Postgraduate Training Program in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe- an innovative approach.

Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe like other sub Saharan African countries record one of the poorest health indicators in the world. The maternal mortality ratios are high according to national statistics office figures; 439/100,000 in Malawi, 389 /100,000 in Zambia and 451/100,000 in Zimbabwe. Please...
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Sexually transmitted infections among HIV positive women with abnormal Pap smears in KwaZulu-Natal.

• Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is a public health priority, particularly in regions with high incidence HIV. • Untreated STIs are implicated in the acquisition of HIV and have serious long-term sequelae such as chronic pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, and/or ectopic pregnancy. • Significant number of women with a vaginal discharge resulting from a...
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Training Leaders to Implement and Sustain High Impact HIV Intervention Programs and Achieve 90-90-90 Targets in Africa

• 12-month Africa-centric fellowship founded in 2009 • Created in response to a shortage of trained leaders to tackle HIV/AIDS and other public health challenges in Africa • Program objectives: • Train healthcare professionals in evidenced-based leadership to implement successful HIV-related and other public health programs • Improve HIV prevention, care and treatment through site-level projects...
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FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH NON -VIRAL SUPPRESSION IN A MULTI-COUNTRY COHORT STUDY OF HIV-INFECTED WOMEN ON LIFE-LONG ART: US-PEPFAR PROMOTE STUDY

Despite the rapid scale up of Option B plus in sub-Saharan Africa barriers to achieving the UNAIDS 2020 strategy regarding the 3rd ‘90’ persist Factors related to non viral suppression differ depending on varied individual and socioeconomic characteristics Paucity of data to better understand the barriers and enabling factors to attainment of viral suppression Please...
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Related factors of retention on ART of HIV infected patients in 4 clinicals centres in Lubumbashi (D.R. of the Congo)

HIV/AIDS = MAJOR PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM => Morbidity and mortality (UNAIDS, 2016) 35 Millions New Cases and mortality rate < 39% (2015): Decreasing trends : ART more and more available. UNAIDS: New guidelines for HIV/AIDS elimination: OBJECTIVE 90-90-90 => Needs to assess retention into care of the patients cohort Please...
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Status of HIV-infected patients classified as lost to follow-up from a large antiretroviral program in Southwest Nigeria

Antiretroviral therapy (ART), if used appropriately, can improve the health of HIV positive individuals and prevent early death Sustained retention in care is essential in achieving the 90-90-90 targets Retention of care among patients enrolled in ART programs in sub-Saharan Africa is generally poor Please...
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HIV DRUG RESISTANCE AND ASSOCIATED VIROLOGICAL OUTCOME AMONG WOMEN ON ART (OPTION B +) WHEN INITIATED IN EARLY HIV DISEASE IN NORTHERN TANZANIA

Tanzania is among the countries in sub-Saharan Africa with a high diversity of HIV-1 subtypes and recombinant viruses co-circulating. It is important to understand the viral drug resistance mutations by infecting subtype. The implication of transmitted drug resistance is a concern as HIV-drug resistance mutation also affects the efficacy of mother to child prophylaxis. Please...
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Achieving Universal Health Coverage through “Nursing Now Campaign”

Four dimensions: – Increasing coverage of essential and good quality services – Expanding/increasing population groups that benefit from the services – Financial risk protection – Building resilient health systems Please...
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Prospective evaluation pros and cons

• The Gavi Full Country Evaluation (FCE) was a prospective evaluation of immunisation programmes funded by Gavi in Zambia, Mozambique, Bangladesh and Uganda • Initial period 2013-2016 • Focused on providing evidence for improvement of immunization delivery • Spans all phases of Gavi support • Mixed methods to track progress against theory of change and related milestones during the various...
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RETAINING FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE WORKERS IN RURAL BOTSWANA- The experiences of the workers

The shortage of health care workers in Sub-Saharan Africa is more acute in rural areas, where the majority of the populations live. This shortage of primary health care workers may hinder the attainment of Sustainable Development Goal 3 “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”. Please...
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DEVELOPMENT OF A SPECIALISED EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICE FOR FIRST EPISODE PSYCHOSIS AT THE NATIONAL PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL IN UGANDA.

Psychotic disorders* are most disabling of all mental illnesses. Schizophrenia is assigned the highest disability coefficient in Global Burden of Disease Studies (Salomon, 2010). This does not account for disability experienced by families and communities. Please...
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