AfroPHC Consultations

We have been fortunate in winning a PHC Performance Initiative Micro-Grant of $40 000 to take the policy framework further. The goal in our grant-seeking project is to deepen the draft AfroPHC Policy Framework on “Building PHC teams for UHC in Africa” by focusing on EFFECTIVENESS. The target participants and audiences will be AfroPHC members, PHC team members and other stakeholders as well as young health professionals and students at regional and country levels. Activities will be mostly online across African countries, with hybrid Final Workshop of the AfroPHC Executive and Advisory Board in Johannesburg, South Africa 25th-26th October 2022 and a virtual Launch Event on 12th December 2022. See more about the overall grant activities here [https://afrophc.org/2022/08/07/phc-performance-initiative-micro-grant/].

Our consultation process starts in earnest. We have a list of regions and stakeholder groups we would like to engage: Central, Southern, Western, Eastern, Arabic and Portuguese Africa. See the detailed list of countries and key stakeholders with dates of consultations and join the WhatsApp group for these regions. See more here. We are very keen that as many local stakeholders participate. These include professional associations, ministries of health, accreditation / certification bodies, academics, patient advocacy groups etc. Please feel free to share this to any key stakeholders you think should be there and ask them to join us to discuss AfroPHC and the Policy Framework.

Join us this Friday to consult in Central Africa

Join us 12-2pm GMT this Friday 12th August to meet with as many colleagues from Cameroon, DR Congo, Chad, Congo, Central African Republic, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea [with English – French translators]. The consultation will be facilitated by Francoise Nwabufo and Elie Badjo.

The agenda is as follows. The link is below
Welcome/Introductions
Introduction to AfroPHC and Chapters and Discussions on “What are the challenges of PHC in the region?”
Review of AfroPHC Policy Framework and Discussions on “The Draft Policy Framework: what we like, don’t like and suggestions”
Discussions on “How we take AfroPHC forward?”
Join Zoom Meeting Meeting [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87667423120?pwd=R1p0NHY1ZlNDQ3dGTlRZcjduczlOUT09] ID: 876 6742 3120 | Passcode: 111364

See more here [https://afrophc.org/chapters/]. We are very keen that as many local stakeholders participate. These include professional associations, ministries of health, accreditation / certification bodies, academics, patient advocacy groups etc. Please feel free to share this email to any key stakeholders you think should be there and ask them to join us to discuss AfroPHC and the Policy Framework.

GHWN Youth Hub Social media challenge!

The challenge has begun!



Rules:

Follow the GHWN Youth Hub Instagram page: @ghwnyouthhub

Create Instagram reels with the theme of Planetary Health! There are two challenges:

#YH22Challenge1: What is the main issue for you in planetary health?

#YH22Challenge2: Name 3 tips for fellow youth to engage in planetary health.

Some sub-questions to spark your creativity:

What does planetary health mean to you? Describe in 3 words.

Why should youth advocate for Planetary Health?

Important messages to Youth

Insert either #YH22Challenge1 or #YH22Challenge2 to indicate which challenge you are participating in and add the hashtags: #YHack22, #YHConf22

Tag us on Instagram! @ghwnyouthhub

Nominate your friends or tag your favourite climate activists!

You are free to use any audio or props in their video, be as creative as you like.

The contents must not contain inappropriate content.


Prizes:

The winners will be announced before 26 August 2022.

The Top 2 Winners of the social media challenges will be featured and interviewed on our social media platforms.

AfroPHC Consultation: Central Africa

Join us 12-2pm GMT this Friday 12th August to meet with as many colleagues from Cameroon, DR Congo, Chad, Congo, Central African Republic, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea [with English – French translators]. The consultation will be facilitated by Francoise Nwabufo and Elie Badjo. The agenda is as follows. The link is below

Agenda

  • Welcome/Introductions
  • Introduction to AfroPHC and Chapters
    • Discussions on “What are the challenges of PHC in the region?”
  • Review of AfroPHC Policy Framework
    • Discussions on “The Draft Policy Framework: what we like, don’t like and suggestions”
  • Discussions on “How we take AfroPHC forward?”

Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 876 6742 3120 | Passcode: 111364

Join the AfroPHC Central Africa WhatsApp group and engage in discussions before and after our consultations. https://chat.whatsapp.com/E1VgxYLFV1vHIFg6g0dqcT See more here [https://afrophc.org/chapters/].

We are very keen that as many local stakeholders participate. These include professional associations, ministries of health, accreditation / certification bodies, academics, patient advocacy groups etc. Please feel free to share this post to any key stakeholders you think should be there and ask them to join us to discuss AfroPHC and the Policy Framework.

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AfroPHC Newsletter August 2022

See French, Portuguese, and Arabic translations below.

Hi {{Subscriber.firstname}}

It has been an arduous task to prepare the next draft of the AfroPHC Policy Framework, after extensive discussions at the AfroPHC e-Conference 17-18th May. Sorry that we did not share anything in June and July! We have now fashioned a “Health care worker call for Africa to build effective PHC teams for PHC and UHC in Africa” It is now available for public comment after the Executive and Advisory Boards have engaged with it.

This second draft of the AfroPHC policy framework is still an argument from healthcare workers for policymakers to prioritise PHC teamwork  for holistic care of empanelled populations in decentralised units of community practice. We see the definition of PHC services and modelling of teams in the light of country resources, emerging blended capitation payment systems in UHC reforms across Africa, the inclusion of private providers and the use of complexity theory in bottom-up organisation of PHC in Africa as critical supports that are needed to build PHC teams for UHC in Africa. See the document here and please feel free to comment on it [https://afrophc.org/2022/08/07/afrophc-draft-policy-framework-released-for-stakeholder-comment/].

We have been fortunate in winning a PHC Performance Initiative Micro-Grant of $40 000 to take the policy framework further. It was an incredibly strong pool of 200 applicants and our proposal rose to the top. The goal in our grant-seeking project is to deepen the draft AfroPHC Policy Framework on “Building PHC teams for UHC in Africa” by focusing on EFFECTIVENESS. The target participants and audiences will be AfroPHC members, PHC team members and other stakeholders as well as young health professionals and students at regional and country levels. Activities will be mostly online across African countries, with hybrid Final Workshop of the AfroPHC Executive and Advisory Board in Johannesburg, South Africa 25th-26th October 2022 and a virtual Launch Event on 12th December 2022. See more about the overall grant activities here [https://afrophc.org/2022/08/07/phc-performance-initiative-micro-grant/].

Our process starts in earnest as we have until end October to use the funds. We have a list of regions and stakeholder groups we would like to engage: Central, Southern, Western, Eastern, Arabic and Portuguese Africa. See the detailed list of countries and key stakeholders with dates of consultations and join the WhatsApp group for these regions. See more here [https://afrophc.org/chapters/]. We are very keen that as many local stakeholders participate. These include professional associations, ministries of health, accreditation / certification bodies, academics, patient advocacy groups etc. Please feel free to share this email to any key stakeholders you think should be there and ask them to join us to discuss AfroPHC and the Policy Framework.

We keen to collect cases on ““Building effective multidisciplinary primary health care teams for universal health coverage in Africa” and have set aside prizes worth $1000 for this purpose. We are looking for short, real-life stories about an initiative, project or advocacy campaign that highlight interdisciplinary and interprofessional teamwork being implemented within the African context, demonstrating person and family centered care and helping communities and societies transition to healthy populations. Sharing experiences of less successful case studies and lessons learned is also welcome. The deadline for submitting the case studies is 11th September. Winners will be announced by 31st October. The case studies can be submitted in text format (1200 words max), following the guiding questions, by email to info@afrophc.org. Complementing the case studies with visual materials, such as photos from the field, would be most welcome. See details here https://afrophc.org/2022/08/07/call-for-submissions-of-short-cases/

The AfroPHC Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 19th May agreed to some few changes. A key change is that we will have associate membership having full access to all the current benefits of AfroPHC. We have created full membership at a fee of $20 for individual members and $40 for institutional members with the additional benefit of having vote/s at the Annual General Meeting and being able to stand for election to the Executive Board (EB). We will begin this process from November 2022. Speaking of elections we welcome our three new EB members: Dr Umar Ibrahim (CHEW, Nurse with PhD from Nigeria) (https://afrophc.org/conference-agm/agm-2022/umar-ibrahim-2/), Mr Innocent Somboi (Clinical Officer from Tanzania) (https://afrophc.org/about/innocent-somboi/) and Dr Mercy Wanjala (Family Physician from Kenya) (https://afrophc.org/conference-agm/agm-2022/mercy-wanjala-2/) [who has since resigned to become the Deputy Executive Coordinator].

We always have wonderful AfroPHC Policy Workshops. Mercy has organised several: “Point of Care Testing in African PHC” 21st June [https://afrophc.org/2022/06/20/afrophc-workshop-21st-june-labs-poct-in-african-phc/], “Onehealth n African PHC” July [https://afrophc.org/2022/07/18/afrophc-workshop-19-july-onehealth-in-african-phc/], and now plans one on “Workers Health in African PHC” 16th August [https://afrophc.org/2022/08/07/afrophc-workshop-16-aug-workers-health-in-african-phc/]. Do join us at the next one.

AfroPHC also provides great value for members at no cost: management course, research support, CPD and the development of a family medicine postgraduate diploma for doctors, nurse clinicians and clinical officers.

See this article on a South African model for community practice https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times-daily/news/2022-03-07-this-is-how-nhi-can-shine-doctor-behind-soweto-clinic-that-broke-the-mould/

A useful article on “African primary healthcare as a complex adaptive system” has been published and is available in pre-publication form on a webpage here. It is an important support to the AfroPHC Policy Framework. See here https://profmoosa.com/article-african-primary-healthcare-as-a-complex-adaptive-system/

See below a sample of useful posts on the AfroPHC blog and keep tabs on it.

Don’t forget to engage with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and keep in touch!

Olá {{Subscriber.firstname}}

Tem sido uma tarefa árdua preparar o próximo rascunho do Quadro de Políticas AfroPHC, após extensas discussões na Conferência Eletrônica AfroPHC de 17 a 18 de maio. Lamentamos que não compartilhamos nada em junho e julho! Criámos agora um “chamado dos profissionais de saúde para que África construa equipas de CPS eficazes para CPS e CUS em África”. Está agora disponível para comentários públicos após o envolvimento dos Conselhos Executivo e Consultivo.

Este segundo rascunho da estrutura política da AfroPHC ainda é um argumento dos profissionais de saúde para que os formuladores de políticas priorizem o trabalho em equipe da APS para o atendimento holístico de populações integradas em unidades descentralizadas de prática comunitária. Vemos a definição de serviços de APS e a modelagem de equipes à luz dos recursos do país, sistemas emergentes de pagamento por capitação mista nas reformas de UHC em toda a África, a inclusão de provedores privados e o uso da teoria da complexidade na organização de baixo para cima da APS na África como apoios críticos que são necessários para construir equipas de CSP para CUS em África. Veja o documento aqui e sinta-se à vontade para comentar [https://afrophc.org/2022/08/07/afrophc-draft-policy-framework-released-for-stakeholder-comment/].

Tivemos a sorte de ganhar um micro-subsídio da Iniciativa de Desempenho da APS de US$ 40.000 para levar adiante a estrutura de políticas. Era um grupo incrivelmente forte de 200 candidatos e nossa proposta chegou ao topo. O objetivo em nosso projeto de busca de subsídios é aprofundar o esboço do Quadro de Políticas AfroPHC sobre “Construção de equipes de APS para CUS na África”, concentrando-se na EFICÁCIA. Os participantes e públicos-alvo serão membros da AfroPHC, membros da equipe de APS e outras partes interessadas, bem como jovens profissionais de saúde e estudantes em nível regional e nacional. As atividades serão principalmente online em todos os países africanos, com o Workshop Final híbrido do Conselho Executivo e Consultivo do AfroPHC em Joanesburgo, África do Sul, de 25 a 26 de outubro de 2022, e um Evento de Lançamento virtual em 12 de dezembro de 2022. Veja mais sobre as atividades gerais do subsídio aqui [https ://afrophc.org/2022/08/07/phc-performance-initiative-micro-grant/].

Nosso processo começa a sério, pois temos até o final de outubro para usar os fundos. Temos uma lista de regiões e grupos de partes interessadas que gostaríamos de envolver: África Central, Austral, Ocidental, Oriental, Árabe e Portuguesa. Veja a lista detalhada de países e principais interessados ​​com datas de consultas e participe do grupo do WhatsApp para essas regiões. Veja mais aqui [https://afrophc.org/chapters/]. Estamos muito interessados ​​em que o maior número de interessados ​​locais participe. Estes incluem associações profissionais, ministérios da saúde, organismos de acreditação/certificação, acadêmicos, grupos de defesa de pacientes, etc. Sinta-se à vontade para compartilhar este e-mail com quaisquer partes interessadas importantes que você acha que deveriam estar lá e peça que se juntem a nós para discutir o AfroPHC e a Estrutura de Políticas .

Desejamos coletar casos sobre “”Construindo equipes multidisciplinares eficazes de cuidados primários de saúde para a cobertura universal de saúde na África” ​​e reservamos prêmios no valor de US$ 1.000 para esse fim. Estamos procurando histórias curtas e reais sobre uma iniciativa, projeto ou advocacia campanha que destaca o trabalho em equipe interdisciplinar e interprofissional que está sendo implementado no contexto africano, demonstrando cuidados centrados na pessoa e na família e ajudando comunidades e sociedades na transição para populações saudáveis. estudos é 11 de setembro. Os vencedores serão anunciados até 31 de outubro. Os estudos de caso podem ser enviados em formato de texto (máximo de 1200 palavras), seguindo as perguntas norteadoras, por e-mail para info@afrophc.org. Complementando os estudos de caso com materiais visuais, como fotos do campo, seriam muito bem-vindas. Veja detalhes aqui https://afrophc.org/2022/08/07/call- para-submissões-de-casos-curtos/

A Assembleia Geral Anual da AfroPHC (AGM) na quinta-feira, 19 de maio, concordou com algumas poucas mudanças. Uma mudança importante é que teremos membros associados com acesso total a todos os benefícios atuais do AfroPHC. Criamos a adesão plena a uma taxa de $ 20 para membros individuais e $ 40 para membros institucionais com o benefício adicional de ter voto(s) na Assembleia Geral Anual e poder concorrer à eleição para o Conselho Executivo (CE). Iniciaremos este processo a partir de novembro de 2022. Falando em eleições, damos as boas-vindas aos nossos três novos membros do CE: Dr. Umar Ibrahim (CHEW, Enfermeira com PhD pela Nigéria) (https://afrophc.org/conference-agm/agm-2022/umar -ibrahim-2/), Sr. Innocent Somboi (Oficial Clínico da Tanzânia) (https://afrophc.org/about/innocent-somboi/) e Dr. Mercy Wanjala (Médico de Família do Quênia) (https://afrophc.org /conference-agm/agm-2022/mercy-wanjala-2/) [que desde então renunciou para se tornar o vice-coordenador executivo].

Sempre temos maravilhosos Workshops de Políticas AfroPHC. Mercy organizou vários: “Point of Care Testing in African PHC” 21 de junho [https://afrop hc.org/2022/06/20/afrophc-workshop-21st-june-labs-poct-in-african-phc/], “Onehealth n African PHC” julho [https://afrophc.org/2022/07/ 18/afrophc-workshop-19-july-onehealth-in-african-phc/], e agora planeja um sobre “Saúde dos Trabalhadores na APS Africana” 16 de agosto [https://afrophc.org/2022/08/07/afrophc -workshop-16-aug-workers-health-in-african-phc/]. Junte-se a nós na próxima.

O AfroPHC também oferece grande valor para os membros sem custo: curso de gestão, apoio à pesquisa, DPC e desenvolvimento de um diploma de pós-graduação em medicina de família para médicos, enfermeiros clínicos e funcionários clínicos.

Veja este artigo sobre um modelo sul-africano para prática comunitária https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times-daily/news/2022-03-07-this-is-how-nhi-can-shine-doctor -atrás-soweto-clínica-que-quebrou-o-molde/

Um artigo útil sobre “cuidados de saúde primários africanos como um sistema adaptativo complexo” foi publicado e está disponível em formulário de pré-publicação em uma página da web aqui. É um importante apoio ao Quadro de Políticas AfroPHC. Veja aqui https://profmoosa.com/article-african-primary-healthcare-as-a-complex-adaptive-system/

Veja abaixo uma amostra de posts úteis no blog AfroPHC e fique de olho nele.

• Acidentes de Exposição a Sangue entre Pessoal de Saúde

• Os recursos de saúde da África estão excessivamente focados no HIV/AIDS?

• Publicação da OMS “Implicação da pandemia de COVID-19 para a segurança do paciente: uma revisão rápida”, terça-feira, 09 de agosto de 2022

• Monkeypox declarou emergência de saúde global pela OMS à medida que os casos aumentam

• Boletim informativo de junho do LeBoHA

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مرحبًا {{Subscriber.firstname}}

لقد كانت مهمة شاقة لإعداد المسودة التالية لإطار سياسة AfroPHC ، بعد مناقشات مستفيضة في المؤتمر الإلكتروني AfroPHC 17-18 مايو. نأسف لأننا لم نشارك أي شيء في يونيو ويوليو! لقد قمنا الآن بتشكيل “دعوة للعاملين في مجال الرعاية الصحية لأفريقيا لبناء فرق رعاية صحية أولية فعالة للرعاية الصحية الأولية والتغطية الصحية الشاملة في إفريقيا” وهي متاحة الآن للتعليق العام بعد مشاركة المجالس التنفيذية والاستشارية معها.

هذه المسودة الثانية لإطار سياسة AfroPHC لا تزال حجة من العاملين في مجال الرعاية الصحية لصانعي السياسات لإعطاء الأولوية للعمل الجماعي للرعاية الصحية الأولية من أجل الرعاية الشاملة للسكان الذين تم تعيينهم في الوحدات اللامركزية للممارسة المجتمعية. نرى تعريف خدمات الرعاية الصحية الأولية ونمذجة الفرق في ضوء موارد الدولة ، وأنظمة دفع رأس المال المختلطة الناشئة في إصلاحات التغطية الصحية الشاملة في جميع أنحاء إفريقيا ، وإدراج مقدمي الخدمات من القطاع الخاص واستخدام نظرية التعقيد في التنظيم التصاعدي للرعاية الصحية الأولية في إفريقيا الدعم الضروري اللازم لبناء فرق الرعاية الصحية الأولية من أجل التغطية الصحية الشاملة في إفريقيا. راجع المستند هنا ولا تتردد في التعليق عليه [https://afrophc.org/2022/08/07/afrophc-draft-policy-framework-released-for-stakeholder-comment/].

لقد حالفنا الحظ بفوزنا بمنحة صغيرة لمبادرة الرعاية الصحية الأولية بقيمة 40 ألف دولار أمريكي لمواصلة إطار السياسة. لقد كانت مجموعة قوية بشكل لا يصدق من 200 متقدم وارتفع اقتراحنا إلى القمة. الهدف من مشروعنا للحصول على المنح هو تعميق مسودة إطار سياسة AfroPHC حول “بناء فرق الرعاية الصحية الأولية من أجل التغطية الصحية الشاملة في إفريقيا” من خلال التركيز على الفعالية. سيكون المشاركون والجماهير المستهدفة من أعضاء AfroPHC وأعضاء فريق الرعاية الصحية الأولية وغيرهم من أصحاب المصلحة وكذلك المهنيين الصحيين الشباب والطلاب على المستويين الإقليمي والقطري. ستكون الأنشطة في الغالب عبر الإنترنت في جميع أنحاء البلدان الأفريقية ، مع ورشة العمل النهائية المختلطة للمجلس التنفيذي والاستشاري لـ AfroPHC في جوهانسبرغ ، جنوب إفريقيا من 25 إلى 26 أكتوبر 2022 وحدث إطلاق افتراضي في 12 ديسمبر 2022. اطلع على المزيد حول أنشطة المنح الشاملة هنا [https : //afrophc.org/2022/08/07/phc-performance-initiative-micro-grant/].

تبدأ عمليتنا بشكل جدي حيث لدينا حتى نهاية أكتوبر لاستخدام الأموال. لدينا قائمة بالمناطق ومجموعات أصحاب المصلحة التي نود المشاركة فيها: أفريقيا الوسطى والجنوبية والغربية والشرقية والعربية والبرتغالية. اطلع على القائمة التفصيلية للبلدان وأصحاب المصلحة الرئيسيين مع تواريخ المشاورات والانضمام إلى مجموعة WhatsApp لهذه المناطق. شاهد المزيد هنا [https://afrophc.org/chapters/]. نحن حريصون جدًا على مشاركة العديد من أصحاب المصلحة المحليين. وتشمل هذه الجمعيات المهنية ، ووزارات الصحة ، وهيئات الاعتماد / إصدار الشهادات ، والأكاديميين ، ومجموعات الدفاع عن المرضى ، وما إلى ذلك ، لا تتردد في مشاركة هذا البريد الإلكتروني مع أي من أصحاب المصلحة الرئيسيين الذين تعتقد أنهم يجب أن يكونوا هناك واطلب منهم الانضمام إلينا لمناقشة AfroPHC وإطار السياسة .

نحن حريصون على جمع حالات حول “” إنشاء فرق رعاية صحية أولية فعالة متعددة التخصصات من أجل التغطية الصحية الشاملة في إفريقيا “وقد خصصنا جوائز بقيمة 1000 دولار أمريكي لهذا الغرض. نحن نبحث عن قصص قصيرة من الحياة الواقعية حول مبادرة أو مشروع أو دعوة حملة تسلط الضوء على العمل الجماعي متعدد التخصصات الذي يتم تنفيذه في السياق الأفريقي ، وإظهار الرعاية التي تتمحور حول الفرد والأسرة ومساعدة المجتمعات والمجتمعات على الانتقال إلى مجموعات سكانية سليمة. نرحب أيضًا بمشاركة الخبرات بشأن دراسات الحالة الأقل نجاحًا والدروس المستفادة. الموعد النهائي لتقديم الحالة دراسات 11 سبتمبر. سيتم الإعلان عن الفائزين بحلول 31 أكتوبر.يمكن تقديم دراسات الحالة بتنسيق نصي (1200 كلمة كحد أقصى) ، بعد الأسئلة الإرشادية ، عبر البريد الإلكتروني إلى info@afrophc.org. استكمال دراسات الحالة بالمواد المرئية ، مثل الصور من الميدان ، سيكون موضع ترحيب كبير. انظر التفاصيل هنا https://afrophc.org/2022/08/07/call- من أجل تقديم القضايا القصيرة /

وافق الاجتماع العام السنوي لشركة AfroPHC يوم الخميس 19 مايو على بعض التغييرات. التغيير الرئيسي هو أنه سيكون لدينا عضوية منتسبة تتمتع بإمكانية الوصول الكامل إلى جميع المزايا الحالية لـ AfroPHC. لقد أنشأنا عضوية كاملة مقابل رسوم قدرها 20 دولارًا للأعضاء الفرديين و 40 دولارًا للأعضاء المؤسسيين مع ميزة إضافية تتمثل في التصويت / الأصوات في الاجتماع العام السنوي والقدرة على الترشح لانتخاب المجلس التنفيذي (EB). سنبدأ هذه العملية اعتبارًا من نوفمبر 2022. بالحديث عن الانتخابات ، نرحب بأعضاء المجلس التنفيذي الثلاثة الجدد: الدكتور عمر إبراهيم (CHEW ، ممرض حاصل على درجة الدكتوراه من نيجيريا) (https://afrophc.org/conference-agm/agm-2022/umar -إبراهيم -2 /) والسيد إنوسنت سومبوي (مسؤول إكلينيكي من تنزانيا) (https://afrophc.org/about/innocent-somboi/) والدكتور ميرسي وانجالا (طبيب أسرة من كينيا) (https://afrophc.org / Conference-agm / agm-2022 / mercy-wanjala-2 /) [الذي استقال منذ ذلك الحين ليصبح نائب المنسق التنفيذي].

لدينا دائمًا ورش عمل رائعة حول سياسة AfroPHC. نظمت Mercy عدة: “Point of Care Testing in African PHC” 21 يونيو [https: // afrop hc.org/2022/06/20/afrophc-workshop-21st-june-labs-poct-in-african-phc/] ، “Onehealth n African PHC” يوليو [https://afrophc.org/2022/07/ 18 / afrophc-Workshop-19-july-onehealth-in-african-phc /] ، وتخطط الآن لواحدة عن “صحة العمال في الرعاية الصحية الأولية في أفريقيا” 16 أغسطس [https://afrophc.org/2022/08/07/afrophc -workshop-16-aug-worker-health-in-African-phc /]. لا تنضم إلينا في المرحلة التالية.

يوفر AfroPHC أيضًا قيمة كبيرة للأعضاء بدون تكلفة: دورة الإدارة ، ودعم البحث ، و CPD ، وتطوير دبلوم الدراسات العليا في طب الأسرة للأطباء والممرضات والمسؤولين السريريين.

راجع هذا المقال عن نموذج جنوب أفريقي لممارسة المجتمع https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times-daily/news/2022-03-07-this-is-how-nhi-can-shine-doctor -خلف-سويتو-عيادة-التي-كسر-العفن /

تم نشر مقال مفيد عن “الرعاية الصحية الأولية الأفريقية كنظام تكيفي معقد” وهو متاح في شكل ما قبل النشر على صفحة ويب هنا. إنه دعم مهم لإطار سياسة AfroPHC. انظر هنا https://profmoosa.com/article-african-primary-healthcare-as-a-complex-adaptive-system/

انظر أدناه عينة من المنشورات المفيدة على مدونة AfroPHC وراقبها.

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• هل تركز الموارد الصحية في أفريقيا بشكل مفرط على فيروس نقص المناعة البشرية / الإيدز؟

• منشور منظمة الصحة العالمية “تأثير جائحة COVID-19 على سلامة المرضى: مراجعة سريعة” ، الثلاثاء 09 أغسطس 2022

• أعلنت منظمة الصحة العالمية عن جدري القرود حالة طوارئ صحية عالمية مع ارتفاع عدد الحالات

• النشرة الإخبارية لشهر يونيو LeBoHA

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Il a été une tâche ardue de préparer la prochaine ébauche du cadre politique d’AfroPHC, après de longues discussions lors de la conférence électronique d’AfroPHC les 17 et 18 mai. Désolé que nous n’ayons rien partagé en juin et juillet ! Nous avons maintenant élaboré un “Appel aux agents de santé pour que l’Afrique constitue des équipes de SSP efficaces pour les SSP et la CSU en Afrique”. Il est maintenant disponible pour commentaires publics après que les conseils exécutif et consultatif se sont engagés avec lui.

Cette deuxième version du cadre politique AfroPHC est toujours un argument des agents de santé pour que les décideurs politiques donnent la priorité au travail d’équipe SSP pour les soins holistiques des populations regroupées dans des unités décentralisées de pratique communautaire. Nous considérons la définition des services de SSP et la modélisation des équipes à la lumière des ressources nationales, l’émergence de systèmes mixtes de paiement par capitation dans les réformes de la CSU à travers l’Afrique, l’inclusion de prestataires privés et l’utilisation de la théorie de la complexité dans l’organisation ascendante des SSP en Afrique comme soutiens essentiels qui sont nécessaires pour constituer des équipes de SSP pour la CSU en Afrique. Voir le document ici et n’hésitez pas à le commenter [https://afrophc.org/2022/08/07/afrophc-draft-policy-framework-released-for-stakeholder-comment/].

Nous avons eu la chance de remporter une micro-subvention de 40 000 $ pour l’Initiative de performance des soins de santé primaires pour faire avancer le cadre politique. C’était un vivier incroyablement solide de 200 candidats et notre proposition a atteint le sommet. L’objectif de notre projet de recherche de subventions est d’approfondir le projet de cadre politique AfroPHC sur « la création d’équipes de SSP pour la CSU en Afrique » en mettant l’accent sur l’EFFICACITÉ. Les participants et publics cibles seront les membres d’AfroPHC, les membres de l’équipe SSP et d’autres parties prenantes ainsi que les jeunes professionnels de la santé et les étudiants aux niveaux régional et national. Les activités se dérouleront principalement en ligne dans les pays africains, avec un atelier final hybride du conseil exécutif et consultatif d’AfroPHC à Johannesburg, Afrique du Sud, du 25 au 26 octobre 2022 et un événement de lancement virtuel le 12 décembre 2022. En savoir plus sur les activités globales de subvention ici [https ://afrophc.org/2022/08/07/phc-performance-initiative-micro-grant/].

Notre processus commence sérieusement car nous avons jusqu’à fin octobre pour utiliser les fonds. Nous avons une liste de régions et de groupes de parties prenantes que nous aimerions impliquer : Afrique centrale, australe, occidentale, orientale, arabe et portugaise. Consultez la liste détaillée des pays et des principales parties prenantes avec les dates des consultations et rejoignez le groupe WhatsApp pour ces régions. Voir plus ici [https://afrophc.org/chapters/]. Nous tenons à ce qu’un maximum d’acteurs locaux y participent. Il s’agit notamment d’associations professionnelles, de ministères de la santé, d’organismes d’accréditation/de certification, d’universitaires, de groupes de défense des patients, etc. N’hésitez pas à partager cet e-mail avec toutes les parties prenantes clés qui, selon vous, devraient être présentes et à leur demander de se joindre à nous pour discuter d’AfroPHC et du cadre politique. .

Nous tenons à recueillir des cas sur “” Construire des équipes de soins de santé primaires multidisciplinaires efficaces pour la couverture sanitaire universelle en Afrique” et avons réservé des prix d’une valeur de 1 000 $ à cette fin. Nous recherchons des histoires courtes et réelles sur une initiative, un projet ou un plaidoyer campagne qui met en évidence le travail d’équipe interdisciplinaire et interprofessionnel mis en œuvre dans le contexte africain, démontrant des soins centrés sur la personne et la famille et aidant les communautés et les sociétés à faire la transition vers des populations en bonne santé.Le partage des expériences d’études de cas moins réussies et des leçons apprises est également le bienvenu.La date limite de soumission du cas études est le 11 septembre. Les gagnants seront annoncés avant le 31 octobre. Les études de cas peuvent être soumises sous forme de texte (1 200 mots maximum), en suivant les questions directrices, par e-mail à info@afrophc.org. Compléter les études de cas avec du matériel visuel, telles que des photos du terrain, seraient les bienvenues. Voir les détails ici https://afrophc.org/2022/08/07/call- pour-soumissions-de-cas-courts/

L’assemblée générale annuelle (AGA) d’AfroPHC le jeudi 19 mai a convenu de quelques changements. Un changement clé est que nous aurons des membres associés ayant un accès complet à tous les avantages actuels d’AfroPHC. Nous avons créé une adhésion à part entière moyennant des frais de 20 $ pour les membres individuels et de 40 $ pour les membres institutionnels avec l’avantage supplémentaire d’avoir le droit de vote à l’assemblée générale annuelle et de pouvoir se présenter aux élections au conseil d’administration (CE). Nous entamerons ce processus à partir de novembre 2022. En parlant d’élections, nous souhaitons la bienvenue à nos trois nouveaux membres du CE : Dr Umar Ibrahim (CHEW, Infirmier titulaire d’un doctorat du Nigeria) (https://afrophc.org/conference-agm/agm-2022/umar -ibrahim-2/), M. Innocent Somboi (Clinical Officer de Tanzanie) (https://afrophc.org/about/innocent-somboi/) et Dr Mercy Wanjala (Médecin de famille du Kenya) (https://afrophc.org /conference-agm/agm-2022/mercy-wanjala-2/) [qui a depuis démissionné pour devenir coordinateur exécutif adjoint].

Nous avons toujours de merveilleux ateliers sur les politiques AfroPHC. Mercy en a organisé plusieurs : “Point of Care Testing in African PHC” 21 juin [https://afrop hc.org/2022/06/20/afrophc-workshop-21st-june-labs-poct-in-african-phc/], « Onehealth n African PHC » juillet [https://afrophc.org/2022/07/ 18/afrophc-workshop-19-july-onehealth-in-african-phc/], et en prévoit maintenant un sur « La santé des travailleurs dans les SSP africains » le 16 août [https://afrophc.org/2022/08/07/afrophc -workshop-16-aug-workers-health-in-african-phc/]. Rejoignez-nous au prochain.

AfroPHC offre également une grande valeur aux membres sans frais : cours de gestion, soutien à la recherche, DPC et développement d’un diplôme de troisième cycle en médecine familiale pour les médecins, les infirmières cliniciennes et les agents cliniques.

Voir cet article sur un modèle sud-africain de pratique communautaire https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times-daily/news/2022-03-07-this-is-how-nhi-can-shine-doctor -derrière-la-clinique-de-soweto-qui-a-brisé-le-moule/

Un article utile sur “Les soins de santé primaires en Afrique en tant que système adaptatif complexe” a été publié et est disponible sous forme de prépublication sur une page Web ici. Il s’agit d’un soutien important au cadre politique d’AfroPHC. Voir ici https://profmoosa.com/article-african-primary-healthcare-as-a-complex-adaptive-system/

Voir ci-dessous un échantillon de messages utiles sur le blog AfroPHC et gardez un œil dessus.

• Accidents d’exposition au sang parmi le personnel de santé

• Les ressources sanitaires de l’Afrique sont-elles trop axées sur le VIH/SIDA ?

• Publication de l’OMS “Implication of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Patient Safety: A Rapid Review”, mardi 9 août 2022

• Monkeypox déclaré urgence sanitaire mondiale par l’OMS alors que les cas augmentent

• Bulletin d’information de juin de LeBoHA

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AfroPHC Draft Policy Framework released for stakeholder comment

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

As the largest grassroots African institution, specifically dedicated to advocating for frontline health workers that are committed to primary health care (PHC) service delivery and universal health coverage (UHC), we call on leaders across Africa to empower and build effective PHC teams to achieve strong PHC and UHC in Africa. Please pay heed to your health professionals.

Africa faces many new challenges AND opportunities in PHC.

To date, human resources for health in PHC are grossly insufficient in number overall, often inefficiently distributed, lacking adequate training for delivering fully responsive and comprehensive frontline care, and treated inequitably within the health system. There has been a lack of solidarity among key role players in healthcare on the need for adequate PHC funding evidenced by using outdated service delivery and payment models. 

However, there are opportunities leaders can capitalize on: global PHC milestones, increasing political will for investment in PHC, and increasingly proven mechanisms for achieving a stronger workforce such as the professionalization of community health workers, clinical task-sharing and the incorporation of family doctors into PHC.

We call on African leaders and global stakeholders to develop and implement a regional forward-looking plan to:

  1. Train, recruit and maintain a sufficient frontline PHC WORKFORCE. This must include professionalized community health workers, building task-sharing with supportive supervision, distributed leadership, clinical governance by accountable clinicians, and an integrated human resources development plan suitable to PHC.
  2. Support PHC with RESOURCES. This must include political and funding action on PHC as an investment, a fight for global solidarity action on PHC funding pools and to better manage with strategic purchasing and payment reforms using blended capitation.
  3. Build robust PHC SYSTEMS. This must envision comprehensive person- family- and people-centred PHC, embrace the bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach for PHC, put Health In All Policies, build quality in PHC, build the District Health System, empanel defined populations to a defined team with community oriented primary care and embrace interoperable e-Health that is person-centred and user-friendly.

As the African Forum for Primary Health Care, we call on Africa to commit to making this plan a reality and building effective PHC teams for UHC in Africa.

Please feel free to leave comments on your suggested changes/additions before 31st September. See link to full document.

Call for submissions of short cases

“Building effective multidisciplinary primary health care teams for universal health coverage in Africa”

The year 2022 is due to be a crucial year for international action on strengthening primary healthcare systems, building back better after the COVID-19 pandemic. Building an effective primary health care team is essential now more than ever, with far-reaching consequences for the long-term health and resilience of communities and societies. In recovering from the global shock caused by COVID-19 – and the resulting damage to livelihoods, health, and sustainable development – governments are increasingly urged to prioritise a healthy and sustainable recovery by building resilient and effective primary health care systems that are ready and responsive to dynamic community needs. To this end, the Africa Forum for Primary Health Care is developing a policy document on building effective primary health care teams for universal health coverage in Africa, drawn from the contribution of front-line primary health care workers from across the African continent. To further this development, we would like to include case studies on the constitution and functioning of primary health care teams in different contexts and health systems.

What kind of case studies are we looking for?

We are looking for short, real-life stories about an initiative, project or advocacy campaign that highlight interdisciplinary and interprofessional teamwork being implemented within the African context, demonstrating person and family centered care and helping communities and societies transition to healthy populations. Sharing experiences of less successful case studies and lessons learned is also welcome.

What should a primary health care team case study look like?

Be solutions-driven: make sure your case study is a concrete and real-life example of progress being made on building a primary care team led by frontline primary health care workers

Be visual: share images, video or graphic elements if possible.

Be diverse: highlight different stakeholders and sectors driving positive change, such as representatives from cities, regions, businesses and civil society from sectors such as health, biodiversity, transport, economy and energy, as well as health professionals, scientists, policymakers, celebrities, local authorities and mayors, government representatives, representatives from vulnerable communities and youth leaders.

Be personal: show the people behind the initiative, and share at least 1 quote or personal perspective, ideally from a person directly involved in the process or from an expert in the field.

Be short and concise: limit your story to 1-1.5 page (1200 words max), if possible.

How to structure the case study

Introduction: Introduces the case, including the background and any relevant contextual information.

Aims: Describes the purpose of writing the case study and what you will showcase/highlight and the specific problems you were trying to solve.

Process: Explains how the multidisciplinary team was formed highlighting the stakeholders involved and strategies used, including any policy documents or any other documents, studies or examples used as a point of reference and citing important timelines and milestones/ breakthroughs.

Results/Impact:  Describes what you found through your process and what resulted from the formation and working of tne team at facility level and also at community level. Include statistics on any significant population health changes

Lessons Learnt:

Recommendations: Provides proposals for future action to solve the problem or improve the situation, e.g., by applying a particular kind of treatment or intervention.

How to submit a case study?

The case studies can be submitted via this online form or in text format (1200 words max), following the guiding questions, by email to info@afrophc.org. Complementing the case studies with visual materials, such as photos from the field, would be most welcome.

Interested organizations and individuals are also encouraged to demonstrate their case studies by submitting a short 1–2-minute video with footage and testimonials from the field, by email to info@afrophc.org. These recordings could be used to create an advocacy video “Building effective African primary health care team for universal health coverage” that will be projected at the 2023 AfroPHC Conference.

The deadline for submitting the case studies is 11th September. Winners will be announced by 31st October.

How will the case studies be used?

A selection of case studies will be incorporated into the AfroPHC policy document. The authors of these case studies will also be supported by AfroPHC to develop manuscripts for publication. The cases will also be featured on the AfroPHC website.

The best overall case study will receive an award of $ 400.

The most innovative case study will receive an award of $ 300.

The case study that best highlights community involvement and engagement will receive $ 300.

*Selected submissions will be further co-developed into case studies in collaboration with the AfroPHC team. Case studies aim to highlight the scope and diversity of ongoing efforts to strengthen primary health care systems around the continent.

PHC Performance Initiative Micro-Grant

We have been fortunate in obtaining a PHC Performance Initiative Micro-Grant of $40 000 to take the policy framework further. It was an incredibly strong pool of 200 applicants and our proposal rose to the top. The goal in our grant-seeking project is to deepen the draft AfroPHC Policy Framework on “Building PHC teams for UHC in Africa” by focusing on EFFECTIVENESS. The target participants and audiences will be AfroPHC members, PHC team members and other stakeholders as well as young health professionals and students at regional and country levels. Activities will be mostly online across African countries, with hybrid Final Workshop of the AfroPHC Executive and Advisory Board in Johannesburg, South Africa 25th-26th October 2022 and a virtual Launch Event on 12th December 2022. See more

Policy Framework edit / Desk Review

PLAN: Refinement of the draft policy framework with evidence from a desk review of grey and academic literature, including PHCPI’s 38 core indicators, Vital Signs Profile and WHO’s PHC Measurement Framework and Indicators [Led by Shabir Moosa (€1000)] Deliverable 1.1: Draft Policy Framework including desk review of literature exploring building of effective multidisciplinary PHC teams for UHC in Africa. Deliverable 1.1: Disseminated article/s, posts and/or opinion pieces on key findings of desk review

Call for cases

PLAN: Calling, reviewing, and compiling case studies of effective multidisciplinary PHC teams [Led by Mercy Wanjala [€1000 prizes, €1000 writing and other support] Deliverable 2.1: Draft Policy Framework including case studies exploring effective multidisciplinary PHC teams for UHC in Africa. Deliverable 2.2: Disseminated article/s, posts and/or opinion pieces on key findings of case studies

Online Consultations

PLAN: Online consultations with regional and national Chapters, Youth Hub and other PHC stakeholders to discuss and validate the draft Policy Framework and early findings [Led by Marie-Claire Wangari [$€2000 translations] Deliverable 3.1 Minutes and a report of consultations held. Deliverable 3.2 Draft Policy Framework including consultation outcomes exploring building of effective multidisciplinary PHC teams for UHC in Africa. Our short-term outcomes in 2022 are that the online consultations at a more local level on the issues in the draft Policy Framework will not only help contextualise the Policy Framework and build capacity and understanding of key issues but will also stir more explicit conversations on PHC for UHC at a sub-African level. The review of the Policy Framework against global standards for measurement/evaluation and writing of PHC cases will not only improve knowledge sharing and collaboration across the continent and also improve research and publication at PHC level. We are eager to finally meet in person to thrash out the Policy Framework and ensure it speaks confidently to PHC team members across Africa. We want the Policy Framework to be acknowledged widely and find its way into WHO AFRO and national discourse.

Consultation Workshop (October 2022)

PLAN: A hybrid Consultation Workshop with 30 – 40 representatives of the health workforce in Africa meeting in-person in South Africa around October 25th, 2022, the 4th anniversary of Astana Declaration [Led be ECT (€15 000 travel / €14 000 accommodation / €1000 IT / Internet] Deliverable 3.1 Minutes and a report of consultations held. Deliverable 3.2 Final Policy Framework on “Building effective multidisciplinary PHC teams for UHC in Africa”

Launch Event (12th December 2022)

PLAN: A virtual Launch Event of the final Policy Framework on December 12th, UHC Day 2022. Deliverable 3.1 Concept note of the launch event. Deliverable 3.2 Publication and dissemination plan for Final Policy Framework on “Building effective multidisciplinary PHC teams for UHC in Africa”. Deliverable 3.3. Host virtual launch event

Communication Strategy

PLAN: Emails, social media and advert for Document + Online Consultations + Launch Event + Cases [€3000 + €1000]

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.  

 Objectives: 

  • 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. 

Fifth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health: 3-5 April 2023

The Fifth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health will be held from 3 to 5 April 2023. The format of the Forum will be hybrid, to enable virtual and in-person sessions and will be hosted from the Auditorium of the WHO headquarters in Geneva.
The Forum will be held under the theme of Protecting, safeguarding, and investing in the health and care workforce. Marking more than five years since the adoption of the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030, the Forum will provide updates on progress in its implementation and share evidence and experiences on workforce development, as well as opportunities for a post COVID-19 era that will inform the implementation of the Working for Health 2022-2030 Action Plan (2022-2030). It will examine the required policy solutions, investments, and multi-sectoral partnerships to address health and care workforce challenges and advance health systems towards universal health coverage and health security. The outcomes of the Forum will inform the United Nations General Assembly’s High-Level Meeting on UHC in September 2023.

The Forum is intersectoral and will engage participation from a range of actors, including high-impact decision-makers, across education, finance, gender, health, labour/employment, and migration sectors. In person participation will be for speakers participating in the high-level roundtable dialogue. Technical sessions and other learning and networking activities will be available upon registration through an IT platform dedicated for the Forum.

The language of the Forum will be English with simultaneous interpretation available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish, for the high-level roundtables.

Please contact the Forum Secretariat at 5GF@who.int for any queries. Find out more at https://www.who.int/teams/health-workforce/about/5thglobalforum-hrh/.


In solidarity,
WHO Health Workforce team

Webinar: Management of Epilepsy in Primary Health Care

Join our next webinar, hosted & sponsored by the African Forum for Primary Health Care & WONCA Africa.


“Management of Epilepsy in Primary Health Care”


The Webinar will be held in English.


Please share the event with your Organization’s Members &
reserve your spot in the WCEA App…more

Blood Exposure Accidents among Health Care Personnel

Introduction: Blood exposure accidents (BEA) are a major public health problem, especially in developing countries such as Cameroon. Evaluating the knowledge and practices among healthcare workers (HCWs) of the Ngaoundere Regional Hospital (NRH), in relation to BEA, was a logical step towards addressing this concern in Cameroon.

Design: From 1 March to 30 April 2021, a descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at the NRH in the Adamawa region of Cameroon. The study population consisted of the HCWs of the NRH. A total, 218 health care personnel were contacted to participate in the study and 172 (78.89%) HCWs agreed. Data were collected using an anonymous, self-administered questionnaire.

Results: A total of 172 HCWs were surveyed and the predominant gender was female (54.7%), the average age was 35.55±7.46 years, and the average longevity was 9.14±6.78 years. Approximately 62.80% of the respondents claimed to have had at least one BEA. The most common BEA was needle stick injury (87.5%), followed by infected blood splashed into the mouth and/or eyes (52.0%) and contact with a wound containing infected blood (48.7%).

Conclusions: This study revealed a poor knowledge of interventions after BEA, demonstrated in the practices of HCWs of the NRH, especially according to their professional category, with medical staff having a better knowledge of BEA than paramedical staff…more

Issues Related to the Treatment of H. pylori Infection in People Living with HIV and Receiving Antiretrovirals

Treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection in people living with HIV is associated with several challenges, including those related to drug metabolism which plays a major role in treatment efficacy. In this review, we will discuss the enzymes involved in the metabolism of anti-Helicobacter pylori and anti-HIV drugs to provide a basis for understanding the potential for interactions between these drug classes. We will also provide a clinical perspective on other issues related to the treatment of Helicobacter pylori and HIV infections such as comorbidities, adherence, and peer communication. Finally, based on our understanding of the interplay between the above issues, we propose a new concept “Antimicrobial susceptibility testing-drug interaction-supports-referent physician” (AISR), to provide a framework for improving rates of H. pylori eradication in people living with HIV…more

Are Africa’s health resources overly focused on HIV/AIDS?

… Africa’s double burden of infectious and chronic disease is at the center of this debate on whether Africa is overspending health resources on … For starters, according to the World Health Organization, Africa has the highest incidence of HIV…more

Announcing PHC Advocacy Micro-Grant awardees

Dear Allies,

Today, the PHCPI Secretariat is thrilled to announce the thirteen (13) organizations selected for PHC Advocacy Micro-Grants in 2022 — all either longstanding or newly joined members of the Allies Improving PHC.
I would also like to extend another huge thank you to everyone who took the time to apply or reshare the application several months ago — the PHCPI Secretariat received more than 200 impressive applications, a true testament to the dedication and demand for action on PHC, as well as the need to continue supporting local champions to engage to the fullest. It’s your energy and passion that keeps this group alive and continues to push the needle on strong primary health care.

More to come: In the days ahead, we will also at last be announcing the new Advisors to the Allies Improving PHC, who will be instrumental in guiding this group through the next few months – including as we aim to finalize and launch our Allies’ open letter ahead of next year’s High-Level Meeting on UHC.

Stay tuned, and congratulations again to the 13 awardees.

Best,
Emily & Team PHCPI

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Congratulations PHC Advocacy Micro-Grant awardees:
The African Forum for Primary Health Care @AfroPHC
Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights @arhrghana
Community Working Group on Health @CWGH1
George Institute for Global Health/Primary Health Care Research Consortium @GeorgeInstIN/@care_PHCRC
International Alliance of Patient Organizations’ Patients for Patient Safety Observatory @IapoP4ps
Inuka Success Organization @inukasuccess
Khmer HIV/AIDS NGO Alliance @KhanaCambodia
People’s Health Movement @PHMTanzania
Stage Media Arts CBO, Bungoma County @stagemediaarts
Stawisha Dada @stadakenya
Success Capital Organisation @ProSuccessBW
TINADA Youth Organization @TinadaOrg
White Ribbon Alliance @WRAMalawi…more

Family Medicine in Malawi Newsletter

We would like to share some recent updates with you from our Department.
In our last newsletter, we shared the Family Medicine Department response in February and March to the flooding victims in Southern Malawi. But this wasn’t the only opportunity our Family Medicine doctors had to extend healthcare in a disaster. In late April, two of our doctors, Dr. Catherine Hodge and registrar Dr. Antonio Giannakis, joined a team of American Family Medicine doctors to fly to Uzhhorod, Ukraine. The group ran a week of clinics for the many refugees who had fled from the southeast and middle of Ukraine due to the war raged by Russia…more

WHO and UNICEF: COVID-19 pandemic fuels largest continued backslide in vaccinations in three decades

The largest sustained decline in childhood vaccinations in approximately 30 years has been recorded in official data published today by WHO and UNICEF.

The percentage of children who received three doses of the vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP3) – a marker for immunization coverage within and across countries – fell 5 percentage points between 2019 and 2021 to 81 per cent.

As a result, 25 million children missed out on one or more doses of DTP through routine immunization services in 2021 alone. This is 2 million more than those who missed out in 2020 and 6 million more than in 2019, highlighting the growing number of children at risk from devastating but preventable diseases. The decline was due to many factors including an increased number of children living in conflict and fragile settings where immunization access is often challenging, increased misinformation and COVID-19 related issues such as service and supply chain disruptions, resource diversion to response efforts, and containment measures that limited immunization service access and availability…more

WHO publication “Implication of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Patient Safety: A Rapid Review”, Tuesday, 09 August 2022

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from the WHO Patient Safety Flagship in Geneva.

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted nearly all countries’ health systems and diminished their capability to provide safe health care, specifically due to errors, harm and delays in diagnosis, treatment and care management. In preparation for the forthcoming fifth Global Ministerial Summits on Patient Safety, scheduled to be held on 23-24 February 2023 in Montreux, Switzerland as the host country, has been working with WHO to better understand the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for patient safety.

As part of this ongoing initiative, WHO Patient Safety Flagship is planning to launch the publication “Implication of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Patient Safety: A Rapid Review”, in a virtual event on Tuesday, 09 August 2022, 14:00-15:30 (CEST).

The objectives of this event are to:

– provide an overview of implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for patients, health workers, and the general public

– highlight the importance of managing risks and addressing avoidable harm in a pandemic situation

– discuss implications of the pandemic for patient safety within the broader context of preparedness, response and recovery

– lay the foundation for follow-up work around generating more robust evidence and supporting countries in their efforts to build resilient and safer health care systems.

We hope that you join us for this event on Tuesday, 09 August 2022 at 14:00-15:30 CEST.

Please register at the link. https://echo.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yVOgkzyvSaCzPXW1r6CY5A, also included in the attached flyer [HIFA does not carry attachments].

Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English, French and Spanish.


Thanks and best regards,

Dr Neelam DHINGRA
Unit Head
WHO Patient Safety Flagship/