AfroPHC Workshop 16 Aug “Workers Health in African PHC”

Join AfroPHC is its next interactive AfroPHC Policy Workshop on “Health and Wellness of Primary Health Care Workers in Africa” 11am-2 pm GMT on Tuesday 16th August. Check your local time here.

Aim: To explore the factors that influence the health and well-being of primary health care workers in Africa and effective strategies to improve workers ‘health.  


  • To explore the issues that affect the health and wellness of Primary Health Care workers in Africa
  • To discuss individual, team, and administrative strategies to protect the health and safety of primary health care workers in Africa

Our panel, moderated by Dr Jamie Colloty, is made of the following expert on Workers Health. See their bios below

  • Dr. Dorothy Ngajilo, Occupational Medicine Specialist, World Health Organization (WHO) Global Occupational and Workplace Health Programme.

After the panel discussion of 1 hour we will break up into small groups with specific facilitators / language groups for 45 minutes to discuss some question/s. 

  • What are some of the positive and negative experiences that have affected yourhealth and safety as a healthcare worker?
  • What do you understand by the term burnout and what are some of the factors thatlead to burnout among primary health care workers in Africa?
  • What policies and strategies would you recommend protecting the health and safetyof primary health care workers in Africa?

We will close the meeting with feedback and summarise key issues. We want to build discussions into the draft AfroPHC Policy Document “Building the PHC Team for UHC in Africa”. The panel and feedback will have French translations.

Please register your interest for the Policy Workshops on the AfroPHC policy workshops page. We will provide you the zoom meeting details a few days before the meeting.

Dr. Dorothy Ngajilo is an Occupational Medicine Specialist working with the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Occupational and Workplace Health Programme. She is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of occupational health and safety programmes for health workers in different countries, in collaboration with other internal technical programmes and outside partners. Prior to joining WHO, Dr. Ngajilo worked in the Ministry of Health of her native country, Tanzania, as an Occupational Medicine Physician. She is also a medical advisor to the Tanzanian Workers Compensation Fund (WCF) and the Occupational Health and Safety Authority (OSHA), providing technical support on all matters related to occupational health and safety.  Dr. Ngajilo is a medical doctor with Occupational Medicine specialty training from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She is also a Fellow of the College of Public Health Medicine (Occupational Medicine) of South Africa. 

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