CPD “Rheumatology in PHC” 3pm 9 Dec

See Dr Nirvana Bharuthram, a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand and currently carrying out her Fellowship in the Division of Rheumatology at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital & the University of Witwatersrand, Jhb, SA, talk about the “Approach to Management of Common Rheumatological conditions in the Primary Health Care setting” at 3 pm on Thursday 9th December 2021 in the CPD webinar of the African Forum for Primary Health Care (AfroPHC). This will be accredited for CPD for South Africa for now but we are busy arranging it via World Continuing Education Alliance for these meetings to be accredited for CPD in many African countries.

Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The presentation and recording will be below.

CPD “Skin Conditions” 3pm 25 Nov

See Dr Shavania Ragavan, Family Medicine Registrar, Department of Family Medicine, Johannesburg Health District & the University of Witwatersrand, Jhb, SA, talk about the “Approach to Skin Conditions in African Primary Health Care” at 3 pm on Thursday 25th November 2021 in the CPD webinar of the African Forum for Primary Health Care (AfroPHC). This will be accredited for CPD for South Africa for now but we are busy arranging it via World Continuing Education Alliance for these meetings to be accredited for CPD in many African countries.

Resources

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CPD “HT in Pregnancy” 3pm 11 Nov

See Dr Ann Alagidede, Family Medicine Registrar, Department of Family Medicine, Johannesburg Health District & the University of Witwatersrand, Jhb, SA, talk about the “Approach to Hypertensive Disorders for Pregnancy in African Primary Health Care” at 3 pm on Thursday 11th November 2021 in the CPD webinar of the African Forum for Primary Health Care (AfroPHC). This will be accredited for CPD for South Africa for now but we are busy arranging it via World Continuing Education Alliance for these meetings to be accredited for CPD in many African countries.

Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The presentation and recording will be below.

ISSHP Classification, Diagnosis, and Management Recommendations for International Practice

Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy: 2019 National guideline

 An approach to hypertensive disorders in pregnancy for the primary care physician 

Advancing Primary Health Care in Africa

A lecture by Prof Shabir Moosa, Executive Coordinator of the African Forum of Primary Health Care (AfroPHC) on Advancing Primary Health Care in Africa Global Leadership in Nursing And Midwifery Program Course Course.

Introduction to Primary Health Care

A lecture by Prof Shabir Moosa, Executive Coordinator of the African Forum of Primary Health Care (AfroPHC) on an Introduction to Primary Health Care for Global Leadership in Nursing And Midwifery Program Course.

AfroPHC Workshop 16th Nov “Digital Health in African PHC”

AfroPHC is partnering this month with WONCA eHealth – the Working Party on Digital Health “Rural WONCA” and Jhpiego. We invite you to a joint eWorkshop 1-4 pm Central Africa Time on Tuesday 16th November on “Exploring Digital Health for PHC / UHC in Africa”. Check for your local time here.

Dr Radha Karnad, Executive Board member of AfroPHC will introduce the session and panellists/topics. See detailed profiles of speakers below. It will be very much a conversation rather than a series of presentations.

  • Dr. Steven van den Vijver “Global view on digital health”
  • Ms. Erica Troncoso “How best can we use digital health to support primary health care for universal health coverage in Africa?”
  • Dr. Kobus Herbst “Demographic and Health Surveillance Systems: their relevance for universal health coverage and digital health research
  • Dr Andrew Boulle “Electronic Health Records in Africa”
  • Mr Gugu Newman “Blockchain use in African PHC”

We will then break up into small groups with specific facilitators/language groups. for 45 minutes to discuss the following questions.

  1. What digital health technologies do you use in primary health care and how do you use these digital health technologies in primary health care?
    1. Prompt – Brainstorm
  2. What are the benefits of these digital health technologies in primary health care?
    1. Prompt – Is it in clinical service or education
  3. What are the challenges in using digital health for primary health care?
    1. Prompt – Is is capacity or systems?
  4. (How can digital health technologies support universal health coverage in Africa?)

We will close the meeting with feedback and summarising key issues.

We are hoping that the full meeting will have French translations. We will have four English Discussion Groups but also one in French and one in Portuguese. We hope to publish the findings as research after your oral consent is recorded. Data will be totally anonymised.

Register below. We will send link before the meeting.

Dr. Radha S. Karnad, BA BM MPH, has over a decade of experience developing innovative approaches to clinical medicine in hospital and community settings, healthcare program management, quality improvement, and human resource for health capacity building across the US, UK, and East Africa. A registered public health clinician, she is passionate about maternal and reproductive health, and believes that it is only by improving health systems that we will find solutions to global public health problems and improve access to health. Dr Karnad provides clinical oversight and governance to a team of clinicians and care coordinators at HealthX Africa, a population health management organization providing access to affordable and high quality primary health care across Kenya through digital health solutions. She ensures essential service delivery for preventive, promotive, and curative services at the community and primary health care level, strengthening health systems that are client-centered, coordinated, and comprehensive. Dr. Karnad works with stakeholders across all levels of the health system to institutionalize healthcare innovations in maternal, newborn, and adolescent health. She is an Acumen East Africa Regional Fellow 2016 and an Afya Bora Consortium Global Health Leadership Fellow 2016-2017, and an ISQUA Fellow.

Steven van de Vijver (1977) is working as a family doctor and director of the Family Medicine Department at the OLVG hospital in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In addition he works as a Senior Advisor at the Amsterdam Health & Technology Institute (www.ahti.nl) where he is guiding several innovative projects in the field of primary care.

In the past he received his PhD during his three year stay at the African Population and Health Research Center (www.aphrc.org) on the design, implementation and evaluation of cardiovascular prevention for the urban poor in Nairobi, Kenya.

Currently his specific interest is innovations in digital health within various projects. This ranges from the implementation of a home based management tool for hypertension until the development and implementation of a mobile medical health records for migrants.

His aim is to support the implementation and research of innovations in primary care due to technology and digitization in order to increase access and quality of care for the most vulnerable.  

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=van+de+Vijver+S&cauthor_id=27499355https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-van-de-vijver-582120/

Erica currently leads Jhpiego’s initiative on emerging technology and frontier solutions as a digital health and innovations advisor for global programs, specializing in implementing the appropriate use of cutting-edge technology at the facility level and with the health workforce. Working across the spectrum of emerging technologies, Erica focuses on implementing innovations in low-resource health care settings, particularly within areas of family planning, maternal health, and HIV treatment/prevention.

Kobus Herbst is the Director of the DSI-funded South African Population Research Infrastructure Network (SAPRIN). SAPRIN is hosted by the South African Medical Research Council and funds the population and health surveillance at five nodes (Agincourt, Mpumalanga; DIMAMO Limpopo, AHRI KZN, GRT-INSPIRED Gauteng, and C-SHARP WC.

He is a Faculty member and the Director Population Science at the Africa Health Research Institute and the principal investigator of its Population Intervention Programme (PIP). He is honorary professor at the University of Limpopo. Kobus graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Pretoria in 1979, did a masters in Bioengineering at the University of Cape Town and registered as a public health physician in 1994 following a registrarship at MEDUNSA.

Kobus’s passion is information and how information management contributes to the scientific process. In particular the establishment of data repositories to curate datasets and promote the secondary use of research study data. To this end Kobus established the INDEPTH data repository in 2013 containing longitudinal demographic and cause-specific mortality data of more than 3 million individuals from 25 demographic surveillance sites in lower and middle-income countries. This work is extended in a collaborative project with researchers at LSHTM to establish a repository of longitudinal population-based HIV sero-surveillance data from 10 sites in Africa (the Alpha network). His research goals are: the use of large longitudinal population studies in resource limited settings to explore causes of mortality and obstacles to access care and support through the linkage of population data with service utilisation data; and how to fairly and responsibly improve access by data users to such population data resources. A list of his research publications can be found at: ResearchGate

Gugu Newman Nyathi is Co-Founder and COO of Ribbon Blockchain Pty Ltd, a for profit social enterprise that utilizes Blockchain Technology to integrate and automate public health systems towards efficiency and data driven insights for improved health outcomes. 
Gugu is an Entrepreneur with a passion for innovation and emerging technologies and how they intersect with the real and virtual world across global and public health.

Professor Andrew Boulle is from the School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town. He is an accomplished researcher. See his Google Scholar Profile.

Inaugural AfroPHC Advisory Board Meeting

AfroPHC has garnered 31 organisations that are willing to publicly support AfroPHC and its objectives. They are depicted on the home page in a carousel of their logos. Click here to visit their websites. We have also chosen an Advisory Board from these Supporting Organisations and other experts across Africa and the world. You can see the full list of our Executive Board Members and Advisory Board Members on the About AfroPHC page. You can see brief details and pictures of each Board member by clicking on their names. The Executive Board has been meeting monthly on the first Friday afternoon of every month and constituted the Advisory Board in September after a few months recruiting Supporting Organisations and preparing nominations for the Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is a rich assembly of expertise, experience and interest. The Executive Board met with the Advisory Board for the first time on Friday 5th November, as one of its regular six-monthly meeting. Most members were present and it proved to be very rich and satisfying to attendees. It was an introductory meeting so we are sharing a recording of the introduction part including a brief report on AfroPHC to the Advisory Board.

CPD “Contraception – a simple guide” 3pm 28 Oct

See Prof Yasmin Adam, Chief Specialist and Adjunct Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital & the University of the Witwatersrand, Jhb, SA, with interests in contraception, prevention of cervical cancer, stillbirths and maternal morbidity talk about the “Contraception – a simple guide” at 3 pm on Thursday 28th October 2021 in the CPD webinar of the African Forum for Primary Health Care (AfroPHC). This will be accredited for CPD for South Africa for now but we are busy arranging it via World Continuing Education Alliance for these meetings to be accredited for CPD in many African countries.

Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The presentation and recording will be below.

CPD: Morbidity & Mortality Meeting 3pm 21 Oct

See Dr. Kazombia Manda, family physician from Johannesburg Health District and University of Witwatersrand, Jhb, SA, facilitate interns from Alexandra CHC in a “Morbidity and Mortality Meeting” at 3 pm on Thursday 21st October 2021 in the CPD webinar of the African Forum for Primary Health Care (AfroPHC). This will be accredited for CPD for South Africa for now but we are busy arranging it via World Continuing Education Alliance for these meetings to be accredited for CPD in many African countries.

Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The presentation and recording will be below.

CPD “Approach to paediatric malnutrition” 3pm 4 Nov

See Dr. Tim De Maayer, Paediatric Gastroenterologist, University of Witwatersrand/Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital, Jhb, SA, talk about the “”Approach to paediatric malnutrition”” at 3 pm on Thursday 4th November 2021 in the CPD webinar of the African Forum for Primary Health Care (AfroPHC). This will be accredited for CPD for South Africa for now but we are busy arranging it via World Continuing Education Alliance for these meetings to be accredited for CPD in many African countries.

Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The presentation and recording will be below.

AfroPHC Workshop 19th Oct “Rural issues in African PHC”

We are really pleased that AfroPHC to partner with the WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice “Rural WONCA” in their Ugandan-hosted Webinar Series. We invite you to a joint eWorkshop 1-4 pm Central Africa Time on Tuesday 19th October on “Exploring Rural Issues in African PHC”. Check for your local time here.

AfroPHC leaders will introduce the session and panellists.

  • Prof Bruce Chater – Overview of global rural health issues/policies
  • Prof Zakiur Rahman – Rural challenges in less developed countries: Bangladesh as example.
  • Dr Innocent Besigye – rural African challenges for PHC
  • Ms Jana Muller – team issues in rural African PHC
  • Prof Rokia Sanogo – engaging traditional healers in rural African PHC

We will then break up into small groups for 45 minutes to discuss the question “How do we improve rural African PHC?” We will close the meeting with feedback and summarising key issues. See profiles of speakers below. Look at the Blueprint for Rural Health . Register below. We will send link before meeting.

Bruce Chater is family physician and the Chair of the Wonca Working Party on Rural Practice. He is also a professor in the Mayne Academy of Rural and Remote Medicine, University of Queensland, Immediate Past Chair, Statewide Rural and Remote Clinical Network, Department of Health, Queensland and Medical Superintendent with Right to Private Practice, Theodore and Medical Director, Banana Health Service, Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service 

Zakiur Rahman is a family physician in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is an associate professor of Family Medicine linked to the Bangladesh College of General Practitioners. He is a five star doctor awardee in Wonca South Asia 2021. He is currently working in rural center more the 100 km far from capital Dhaka. He is the President of Primary Care & Rural Health Bangladesh since 2015. He is a member of Rural Wonca with the executive portfolio of research since 2016.

Innocent Besigye is a family physician in Uganda, the chair of the Ugandan Family Physicians Association and President of AfroPHC. He also serves on the executive committee of Primafamed, the family medicine training network in Africa and is linked to the Besrour Forum. He is co-editor of the African Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care

Jana Müller is an academic coordinator at Ukwanda CRH, Stellenbosch University, South Africa with a focus on interprofessional education and collaborative care. She has been involved with students facilitation and community engagement in rural communities since 2011 and assisted with the expansion of clinical training to Upington in the Northern Cape, South Africa. A physiotherapist by profession, she has a special interest in rural health professions education and interprofessional primary health care.

Rokia Sanogo is s pharmacologist with a PhD working in Titulaire des Universités – Chef de DER des Sciences Pharmaceutiques, Faculté de Pharmacie – USTTB – Chef de Département Médecine Traditionnelle – Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique B.P. 1746 in Bamako, Mali.

AfroPHC Advisory Board

AfroPHC is an organisation of leaders of PHC healthcare workers across Africa. It has strong diversity of members and elected board members, all keen to advocate for appropriate PHC and Universal Health Coverage (UHC). AfroPHC has a strong vision, mission and strategic objectives for African primary care service delivery.

A key part of the strategy is build alliances and networks. we have reached out to a number of organisations that are pan-African or global in nature and very important to our mission to support AfroPHC. See list of Supporting Organisations. We set up an Advisory Board (up to 30 members) to meet at least six monthly to review our work and build strong collaborations, mostly from AfroPHC Supporting Organisations. They are listed here

CPD “Approach to Arthritis” 3pm 14 Oct

See Dr. Sarah Swartbooi, Orthopaedic Surgeon, University of Witwatersrand/Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Jhb, SA, talk about the “Approach to arthritis” at 3 pm on Thursday 14th October 2021 in the CPD webinar of the African Forum for Primary Health Care (AfroPHC). This will be accredited for CPD for South Africa for now but we are busy arranging it via World Continuing Education Alliance for these meetings to be accredited for CPD in many African countries.

The presentation and recording will be below.

CPD “Latest on PMTCT, PEP, PrEP and AYFS” 3pm 7 Oct

See Dr. Melanie Collins, Technical Advisor: Paediatrics and Adolescents, Anova Health Institute, Jhb, SA, talk about the “Latest on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission, Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and Adolescent Youth Friendly Services” at 3 pm on Thursday 7th October 2021 in the CPD webinar of the African Forum for Primary Health Care (AfroPHC). This will be accredited for CPD for South Africa for now but we are busy arranging it via World Continuing Education Alliance for these meetings to be accredited for CPD in many African countries.

Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The presentation and recording will be below afterwards.

AfroPHC CPD “ECGs in PHC” 3pm 9 Sep

See Dr. Shane Murphy, Family Medicine Registrar, Department of Family Medicine, Johannesburg Health District, talk about the “”Easily interpreting ECGs in PHC”” at 3 pm on Thursday 9th September 2021 in the CPD webinar of the African Forum for Primary Health Care (AfroPHC). This will be accredited for CPD for South Africa for now but we are busy arranging it via World Continuing Education Alliance for these meetings to be accredited for CPD in many African countries.

Dr. Shane Murphy, Family Medicine Registrar, Year 4. MBChB (UP), Dip HIV Man (SA), Dip PEC (SA), H Dip EM (SA), MPH (UoR). Shane has a strong interest in Emergency Medicine and is an instructor on ATLS, APLS and emergency sonar courses. He is also involved in content coordination and website development for the Rural Life Support Course. He is currently completing a Digital Scholar Fellowship with CanadiEM and using this platform to develop local content for FOAMed (Free Open Access Medical Education) in South Africa.

He believes that ECG’s are an underutilised standard of care in South African primary care settings and hopes to develop competence and confidence amongst practitioners to interpret these studies.

Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The presentation and recording will be below afterwards.

Here is a link to the slides – additional examples are present. The diagnosis of the ECGs are in the notes section under each slide.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1WgmA0s47qR19gNplLvRF2CKTPlu66PgY/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=108072809223214228792&rtpof=true&sd=true

Useful resources:

AfroPHC CPD “Seizures in children” 3pm 2 Sep

See Prof Ashraf Coovadia, Academic Head of Paediatrics, University of Witwatersrand / Rahima Moosa Hospital, Jhb, SA talk about the “Seizures and Status Epilepticus in childrem” at 3 pm on Thursday 2nd September 2021 in the CPD webinar of the African Forum for Primary Health Care (AfroPHC). This will be accredited for CPD for South Africa for now but we are busy arranging it via World Continuing Education Alliance for these meetings to be accredited for CPD in many African countries.

Adjunct Professor Ashraf Hassen Coovadia (MBChB, DCH (CMSA), Dip HIV Man (CMSA) FCP (Paed CMSA) is Academic Head of Department , Dept of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of the Witwatersrand since (October 2016) and Head of Department of Paediatrics at the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital, Johannesburg (since January 2014).

He completed his undergraduate training at the University of Zambia in 1990 and his paediatric postgraduate training at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1998. Since 1998 has championed the cause of Paediatric HIV/AIDS and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT). He was on SANAC (South African National AIDS Council), the Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa and the Paediatric Task Force of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) 2001 -2010. His current area of interest: medical education, paediatric emergency medicine training, clinical trials involving HIV-infected pregnant women and children,

Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The presentation and recording will be below afterwards.

This meeting is different in that you are expected to listen to these two short videos/podcasts below and then interact with the polls and with Q&A.

https://www.stitcher.com/show/pedscasescom-pediatrics-for-medical-students/episode/status-epilepticus-in-children-53791129

https://www.stitcher.com/show/pediacast-cme/episode/seizures-epilepsy-pediacast-cme-048-63527973

Do the quizz afterwards here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SeizureQuiz

PAWPER TAPE https://mdinc.co.za/store/products/equipment/pawper-tape-flipper-card/

Pedi STAT https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pedi-stat/id327963391

AfrIPEN Conference 2021

Join the 3rd Africa Interprofessional Education Network (AfrIPEN) virtual conference 13h00-18h00 Central African Time on 15-17th September 2021. See the programme and registration details in the documents below. You can also register here.

AfroPHC CPD “Iron Deficiency Anaemia” 3pm 26 Aug

See Dr Garrick Laudin, Haematologist in Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and Wits University, Jhb, SA, talk about the “Iron and Iron Deficiency Anaemias” at 3 pm on Thursday 26th August 2021 in the CPD webinar of the African Forum for Primary Health Care (AfroPHC). This will be accredited for CPD for South Africa for now but we are busy arranging it via World Continuing Education Alliance for these meetings to be accredited for CPD in many African countries.

Dr Garrick Laudin completed his undergraduate medical education at the University of Witwatersrand and qualified as a specialist physician after completing registrar training and his Mmed (Int Med) at the University of Pretoria.

He is currently a fellow in Clinical Haematology at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Johannesburg.

Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The presentation and recording will be below afterwards.

AfroPHC CPD “Mgmt of woman with LAP” 3pm 19 Aug

See Dr. Coceka Mnyani, Gynaecologist in the District Clinical Specialist Team, Jhb, SA, talk about the “Management of the woman of childbearing age presenting with LAP” at 3 pm on Thursday 19th August 2021 in the CPD webinar of the African Forum for Primary Health Care (AfroPHC). This will be accredited for CPD for South Africa for now but we are busy arranging it via World Continuing Education Alliance for these meetings to be accredited for CPD in many African countries.

AfroPHC CPD “Mgmt of Metabolic Syndrome” 3 pm 5 Aug

See Dr’s Theunis Botha and Sumi Thomas, Internal Physicians in the University of Witwatersrand and Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Jhb, SA, talk about the “Management of Metabolic Syndrome” at 3 pm on Thursday 5th July 2021 in the CPD webinar of the African Forum for Primary Health Care (AfroPHC). This will be accredited for CPD for South Africa for now but we are busy arranging it via World Continuing Education Alliance for these meetings to be accredited for CPD in many African countries.

The recording and slides are below. See programme for 2021 here.