Webinar: Countries PHC System Experience: Lessons from Uganda, Kenya & Ethiopia [5 July 2023]

Join us as AfroPHC EC and President share country experiences in PHC, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in a webinar on ‘Countries PHC System Experience: Lessons from Uganda, Kenya & Ethiopia’ as part of our series on Primary Health Care: Strengthening PHC Systems in LMICs. This session will feature speakers from Uganda, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Register here: https://lnkd.in/eBK9ie4m

Webinar: Introduction to Research in PHC [4 July 2023]

Dear all,
I wish to invite you to the AfroPHC Research Mentorship Programme meeting coming up on Tuesday 4th July, 2023 at [4-6pm GMT, 5-7pm WAT, 6-8pm CAT/SAST and 7-9pm EAT.]
Lecture Title: Introduction to Research in PHC; Developing a Good Research Question.
Lecture Speaker: Dr Mercy Wanjala

Link will be sent to members via email. If you are not a member, join at http://www.afrophc.org/join-afrophc

No Tobacco: Addiction and Advocacy | CPD 18 May

Tobacco kills up to half of its users. a plant with leaves that have high levels of the addictive chemical nicotine. After harvesting, tobacco leaves are cured, aged, and processed. In various ways. the resulting products may be smoked (in cigarettes, cigars, and pipes), applied to the gums (as dipping and chewing tobacco), or inhaled (as snuff).

Tobacco kills more than 8 million people each year. More than 7 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while around 1.2 million are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. Keep the key to life in your hands, don’t give it to tobacco. Continued tobacco use corresponds to poorer addiction treatment outcomes, including a higher likelihood of relapse to substance use. The integration of tobacco-related services into addiction treatment can improve treatment outcomes, promote recovery, and reduce the well-established harms of ongoing tobacco use, including tobacco-related death and disease. Eliminate tobacco from your life before it kills you.

Webinar Title: No Tobacco: Addiction and Advocacy

Speaker: Miss Abena Otchere-Darko (BSC’ MGHIG’ CPMC’ MWAIMM’ PD. CIIA’ PD.CSM)

“I have taken inspiration from nature and feel one can achieve anything if one pursues it with diligence and perseverance and I have set my heart on attaining to do. This will equip me well in the art of assessing and cultivating human relationships, which is a necessity in any type of workplace and a discerning community as a whole, and having an opportunity to be part of this organization will be a value-added to my educational interests, involvement in a sorority and volunteer activities demonstrate attributes that make me a valuable employee in career practices. included in my list of talents leadership skills, reliability and work ethics in all roles and volunteer activities. Community involvement in volunteer programs such as community challenge and professional development programs in applied sciences and other resourced-based areas in education and early career practice, health, population surveys and census.”

OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify personal and socio-cultural beliefs, attitudes, values, and behaviours regarding tobacco and other drug use, as well as strategies for prevention through a visual display project on a specific drug-related topic or theme.
  • Identify and access community resources that deal with drug education (prevention, use, misuse, abuse, and public education) and incorporate this information into a visual display project.
  • Build teamwork skills that encourage collaborative work on a drug-related visual display, oral presentation, and written report.

Date: Thursday, 18th of May 2023

Time: 3 pm Central Africa Time (CAT)

Duration: 1 hour

CPD Points: 1

Register here: https://wcea.education/portfolio-item/no-tobacco-addiction-and-advocacy/

CPD: Stress and Wellness

This is a presentation on what stress is, and how it affects the body. It is also supposed to be an interactive and reflective session with the participants.

Webinar Title: Stress and Wellness

Objectives:

Understand stand stress
How to note stress
How to self-manage a stressful situation
When to seek care
Speaker: Miss Yvonne Kiogora

“My name is Yvonne Nkatha Kiogora. A practising Clinical Officer in Nairobi- Kenya. I have over 10 years in clinical practice. I have an expansive experience in both the public and private health sectors in different capacities. I am also trained in public health. Currently winding up my specialization in Mental health and Psychiatry. I am also pursuing a master’s in public health. I have a great love for mental health and wellbeing. I have been involved in community awareness of mental health through online media and also physically.”

Date: Thursday, 6th of April 2023

Time: 3 pm Central Africa Time (CAT)

Duration: 1 hour

CPD Points: 1

Video Competition

AfroPHC has been developing a primary healthcare policy framework that is being launched on the 14th of March 2023. The framework consists of 31 main points/goals plus an opening and closing. Now, we are hosting a competition to create videos for each of the 33 points.

This competition is for healthcare students and professionals in Africa. Participation will be in groups and to participate, the group leader has to register below and download the video scripts document. This document has 33 scenes, one for each of the 33 points in the policy framework. In the scripts document, the policy framework points are in given in peach background. And this document can be downloaded here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tcbBgmYaFECY3v3UPXveiBGssCnKue39/view?usp=drivesdk

The participants are to shoot 5 videos for any 5 scenes directed in the scripts document. Each video should be atleast 15 seconds and atmost 30 seconds long (15-30 seconds long). The participants are to shoot the videos as directed in the scripts. They are free to make slight changes, the number of the main cast in the introduction and closing scenes can be reduced to 5. If participants feel like they can do one or more of the scenes in a better way than the one directed, they should email their suggested script(s) to innocential@innocentialdiaries.xyz for approval first before shooting. Such scripts will not be shared with other participants.

The participants are expected to collaborate with their healthcare centers for the video shooting and the equipment required. The scripts documents lists the extra requirements that might not be available in a healthcare center. Anyone can play any role given in the scripts document. However, identity clothing is required for each specified role. For example, a student nurse can act as a doctor in the play provided he dresses as a doctor in that play. The videos are to be simple and there’s no need for professional equipment or editing.

Technical requirements include:

  • Minimum resolution of the video of at least 720p.
  • The videos should have an aspect ratio of horizontal 4:3.
  • A maximum file size of 300MB, while utilizing commonly used video-codecs (e.g. H.264) and formats (.mov or .mp4).
  • Audio with a minimum bitrate of 128kbps.
  • Do not add text or watermarks or logos on the videos.
  • Only the calls should be cited in the videos. The words spoken in the videos should only be the calls recited.
  • The videos should not be significantly inclined torwards one gender.
  • Name the video files according to the scene titles given.

After shooting the 5 videos, the participants must put them in a Google drive folder and email the link to innocential@innocentialdiaries.xyz. Make sure this email has been granted access to the folder. These 5 videos should be submitted before the deadline, 12 February 2023, 2359hrs GMT+2. We will then shortlist two teams, and these two teams would have to shoot the videos for the remaining 28 scenes (to make a total of 33 videos, one video for each of the scenes given). They are to submit these videos as described above before the deadline, 28 February 2023, 2359hrs GMT+2.

The winners will be announced within a week, on this page and on our social accounts. There will be 2 winners. The 1st place will be awarded $500US. The second place will be awarded $250US. The ranking will be done by a set of judges and it will be based on creativity, quality and excellence. The winning participants will be required to grant AfroPHC the copyrights and ownership of their video content before being awarded the cash prizes.

For questions and updates, kindly join our Competition Whatsapp group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/FB9mee2zrWxF5D2OgjGupF. We will be happy to provide any information necessary.

Best of luck!

Antiretroviral Treatment Failure | CPD Webinar November 3

Join our next webinar, hosted & sponsored by the African Forum for Primary Health Care & WONCA Africa. The presentation is about the approach to ATF – Antiretroviral Treatment Failure. The webinar will be held in English.

Webinar Title: “Antiretroviral Treatment Failure”

Objectives:
1. Assessing Adherence
2. Facilitating Adherence
3. 2nd and 3rd Line Regimens
4. Resistance Testing

Speaker: Dr Melanie Collins – General practitioner at Good Life Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa. Focused predominantly on HIV prevention, diagnosis, and management, as well as Mental Health.

Moderator: Prof Shabir Moosa

Date: Thursday, 3rd of November 2022 [Add to Calendar]

Time: 15:00 Central Africa Time (GMT+2 / CAT)

Duration: 1 hour

CPD Points: 1

Register here: https://wcea.education/portfolio-item/antiretroviral-treatment-failure/

AfroPHC Seminars 24-25 Oct, Jhb, South Africa

The African Forum for Primary Health Care (AfroPHC) will be convening a Final Consultation Workshop on 25th and 26th October 2022 in Johannesburg to conclude the extensive consultation process for the AfroPHC Policy Framework being developed. About 35 members of the AfroPHC Executive and Advisory Board are expected to participate, together with other key stakeholders and experts, as the first in-person meeting of AfroPHC.

In order to enhance the workshop there will be two public seminars/webinars 8-10pm South African time on 24th and 25th of October at the auditorium of Wits School of Public Health.

24th October

  • Prof. Kara Hanson: Overview of Lancet Global Health Commission Report on PHC Financing
  • Dr. Oludare Bodunrin: Overview of African Strategic Purchasing for PHC in Africa

25th October

  • Prof Shabir Moosa: Overview of National Health Insurance and PHC efforts in South Africa, including Proof of Concept in Johannesburg

These will also be broadcast on Zoom. Check your local time here. Register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fwMYXUdOR8y3c1YaAtKkqg. There will be French translation available.

Prof Kara Hanson

She has spent the last 30 years researching the economics of health systems in low- and middle-income countries.  Her major contributions are in the areas of health financing and the private health sector.  She chaired the recent Lancet Global Health Commission on Financing Primary Health Care, and have authored key publications on how strategic purchasing can help to improve health system performance.  Her work on the private sector has contributed to understanding of the opportunities and limitations of using the private sector to extend access to critical public health interventions and, more recently, to the challenges of regulating healthcare markets.  She frequently advise national governments and international organisations on health system and financing issues.  She is President-Elect of the International Health Economics Association.

 

Dr. Oludare (‘Dare) Bodunrin

Over the last decade, Oludare Bodunrin has been working on strategic initiatives to deliver quality health care to underserved populations in Nigeria. Fondly called ‘Dare, he currently serves as the Acting Director and Technical lead at the SPARC, a strategic purchasing initiative hosted by Amref Health Africa to broker support to countries as they design and implement reforms geared towards efficient and equitable use of financial resources for health. Before joining SPARC, he served as a senior program officer at the Results for Development (R4D) in Nigeria during which he led the design and implementation of Social Health Insurance Schemes, facilitated joint learning about sub-national healthcare policy makers and managed key program functions as country representative of R4D Nigeria. ‘Dare’s professional interest and experience includes, health insurance design and implementation, supply chain for healthcare commodities, primary healthcare systems strengthening, private sector engagement and Not-for-Profit Management. He strongly advocates for self-sufficiency, mutually beneficial partnership and home-grown evidence-based solutions for sustainable development in Africa

Prof Shabir Moosa

Prof Shabir Moosa is a family physician with an MBA and PhD. He works in public service clinics of Soweto and at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He has extensive experience in rural general practice and the development of family medicine and primary care services in both rural and urban district health services in South Africa and Africa. Shabir is involved in development and research around family medicine, community-oriented primary health care (COPC) and health management for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Africa. He is Member at Large in the Executive Committee of WONCA (World Organisation of Family Doctors), and Executive Coordinator of AfroPHC, the African Forum for Primary Health Care (PHC), bringing African PHC team leaders together to advocate for PHC and UHC

AfroPHC Policy Workshop on Bridging the Gap: Health Equity in PHC in Africa

Join us at our next interactive AfroPHC Policy Workshop on “Bridging the Gap: Health Equity in PHC in Africa” 11am-2pm Ghana, 12pm-3pm Nigeria, 1-4 pm Central/Southern Africa and 2-5pm Kenya next Tuesday 18th October. Check your local time here. Link below

Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 850 2305 9229 | Passcode: 241734

Our panel, moderated by Ms. Rawia Kamal, is made up of the following expert: Morrish Humphrey Ojok, Kim Yu and Viviana Martinez-Bianchi.

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

  1. In your experience, what are the factors that have contributed to health disparities and inequities in the access and delivery of primary health care from:
  2. A community perspective?
  3. A healthcare worker/ service delivery perspective?
  4. What are some of the solutions you would recommend addressing these gaps and promote health equity?

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. See more details, including speaker’s bios below.

Morrish Humphrey Ojok Country Manager Amref Health Africa in South Sudan. Morrish Humphrey Ojok serves as the Country Manager of Amref Health Africa in South Sudan. Morrish is an experienced leader in the field of global public health, health in emergencies and sexual and reproductive health and international development. He has extensive experience in driving complex programme deployment, monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, and management in multiple countries.  Morrish has over 17 years’ experience developing and delivering organizational strategies, with extensive experience of complex management and governance issues. He strongly believes that its through Primary Health Care that Universal Health Coverage can become a reality in Africa. He also believes that through partnership and collaboration with all stakeholders at all levels from community level, Government, private sector and with support from the broader international community and donors, innovative, culturally sensitive, and appropriate solutions to Africa’s health challenges can be found and fostered.  

Dr. Kim Yu: Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Kim Yu is National Director for Clinical and Community Partnerships for Aledade, based in Orange County, California. Dr. Yu speaks internationally and trains family physicians, residents and medical students on health equity, population health, value-based care, health IT, leadership, advocacy, disaster relief, social media, and physician wellness. Dr. Yu currently serves as President of the Orange County Chapter of the California Academy of Family Physicians; She also chairs WONCA’s Special Interest Group in Health Equity and is AAFP delegate to the AMA. She is past president of the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Viviana Martinez- Bianchi: Dr. Viviana Martinez-Bianchi is an associate professor in Duke’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and  named North Carolina’s 2021 Family Physician of the Year by the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (NCAFP). The honor is the most prestigious award from the NCAFP, the state’s largest specialty medical association, comprised of more than 4,300 members. Dr. Martinez-Bianchi, a family physician committed to health equity in her community and around the world, serves as Director of Health Equity for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Duke University. She is a co-founder of the Latinx Advocacy Team & Interdisciplinary Network for COVID-19, better known as LATIN-19. The group was established in March of 2020 to address inequities in the COVID-19 pandemic response, the health system in general and communities in Central North Carolina. Prior to becoming Director of Health Equity, Dr. Martinez-Bianchi served as Program Director for the Duke Family Medicine Residency Program.

Webinar on Implementation Research for Primary Health Care

The International Institute for Primary Health Care-Ethiopia, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is hosting a webinar on ‘Implementation research for PHC’ as the next installment in our series on Strengthening PHC Systems in LMICs. Professor Getnet Mitike of IPHC-E will moderate this session, with speakers joining us from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA and Pathfinder International…more

LSHTM PHC seminar series launch

”Primary Health Care – the heart of every health system”, a 10-part seminar series runs from October 2022 to July 2023 providing an overview of the key features and functions of PHC, the potential of PHC in all health systems and its role in achieving universal health coverage.

The first session will be:
Panel Discussion: Primary Health Care, the heart of every health system?
12.45 – 13.45, Wed 5 Oct 2022
Introduction: Liam Smeeth (LSHTM)
Panellists: Kara Hanson (LSHTM), Shannon Barkley (WHO), Alex Mold (LSHTM), Shabir Moosa (Wits University)
Chairs:
Luke Allen (LSHTM) & Luisa Pettigrew (LSHTM)

…more

Join us this Friday to consult with Supporting Organisations

We are really keen to get as many people engaging with AfroPHC and the draft Policy Framework. You can make comment here.

Join us 1-3pm GMT this Friday 30th September to meet with as many colleagues from our Supporting Organisations https://afrophc.org/supporting-organisations/  [with English-French translators]. The consultation will be facilitated by members of the Executive Board. The agenda is as follows. The link is below

  • Welcome/Introductions
  • Introduction to AfroPHC and Chapter 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 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87667423120?pwd=R1p0NHY1ZlNDQ3dGTlRZcjduczlOUT09 ID: 876 6742 3120 | Passcode: 111364

Join the AfroPHC WhatsApp groups and engage in discussions before and after our consultations https://chat.whatsapp.com/GV7f8h3T4vpAMYixbMCMiC 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.

Rejoignez-nous ce vendredi pour consulter les organisations de soutien

Nous tenons vraiment à ce que le plus grand nombre de personnes s’engagent avec AfroPHC et le projet de cadre politique. Vous pouvez faire un commentaire ici.

Rejoignez-nous de 13h à 15h GMT ce vendredi 30 septembre pour rencontrer autant de collègues de nos organisations de soutien https://afrophc.org/supporting-organisations/  [avec des traducteurs anglais-français]. La consultation sera animée par les membres du Conseil d’administration.

L’ordre du jour est le suivant. Le lien est ci-dessous

• Bienvenue/Présentations

• Introduction à AfroPHC et discussions de chapitre sur « Quels sont les défis des SSP dans la région ? »

• Examen des discussions sur le cadre politique d’AfroPHC sur “Le projet de cadre politique : ce que nous aimons, n’aimons pas et suggestions”

• Discussions sur « Comment faire avancer AfroPHC ? »

Rejoignez la réunion Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87667423120?pwd=R1p0NHY1ZlNDQ3dGTlRZcjduczlOUT09 ID : 876 6742 3120 | Code d’accès : 111364

Rejoignez les groupes AfroPHC WhatsApp et engagez des discussions avant et après nos consultations https://chat.whatsapp.com/GV7f8h3T4vpAMYixbMCMiC 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. .

Join us this Friday to consult with Key Stakeholders

We are really keen to get as many people engaging with AfroPHC and the draft Policy Framework. You can make comment here.

Join us 1-3pm GMT this Friday 23rd September to meet with as many colleagues from HIFA, WHO AFRO, UNICEF, WorldBank, AU, CDC, AMREF, PHCPI Allies [with English-French translators]. The consultation will be facilitated by Shabir Moosa and Mercy Wanjala

The agenda is as follows. The link is below

  • Welcome/Introductions
  • Introduction to AfroPHC and Chapter 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 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87667423120?pwd=R1p0NHY1ZlNDQ3dGTlRZcjduczlOUT09 ID: 876 6742 3120 | Passcode: 111364

Join the AfroPHC WhatsApp groups and engage in discussions before and after our consultations https://chat.whatsapp.com/GV7f8h3T4vpAMYixbMCMiC 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.

Rejoignez-nous ce vendredi pour consulter les principales parties prenantes

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Nous tenons vraiment à ce que le plus grand nombre de personnes s’engagent avec AfroPHC et le projet de cadre politique. Vous pouvez faire un commentaire ici.

Rejoignez-nous de 13h à 15h GMT ce vendredi 23 septembre pour rencontrer autant de collègues de HIFA, WHO AFRO, UNICEF, WorldBank, AU, CDC, AMREF, PHCPI Allies [avec des traducteurs anglais-français]. La consultation sera animée par Shabir Moosa et Mercy Wanjala

L’ordre du jour est le suivant. Le lien est ci-dessous

  • Bienvenue/Présentations
  • Introduction à AfroPHC et discussions de chapitre sur « Quels sont les défis des SSP dans la région ? »
  • Examen des discussions sur le cadre politique d’AfroPHC sur “Le projet de cadre politique : ce que nous aimons, n’aimons pas et suggestions”
  • Discussions sur « Comment faire avancer AfroPHC ? »

Rejoignez la réunion Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87667423120?pwd=R1p0NHY1ZlNDQ3dGTlRZcjduczlOUT09 ID : 876 6742 3120 | Code d’accès : 111364

Rejoignez les groupes AfroPHC WhatsApp et engagez des discussions avant et après nos consultations https://chat.whatsapp.com/GV7f8h3T4vpAMYixbMCMiC 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.

AfroPHC Policy Workshop on Women in African PHC

Join us at our next interactive AfroPHC Policy Workshop on “Women in African PHC” 11am-2pm Ghana, 12pm-3pm Nigeria, 1-4 pm Central/Southern Africa and 2-5pm Kenya next Tuesday 20th September. Check your local time here. Link below

Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 850 2305 9229 | Passcode: 241734

Our panel, moderated by Dr Jamie Colloty, is made up of the following expert: Dr. Elizabeth Reji, WONCA Working Party for Women in Family Medicine.

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

  1. “What are the barriers/limitations to the involvement and participation in primary health care in Africa?( From both patient/community and provider perspective)”
  2. “What sustainable solutions can we implement to overcome these barriers/ limitations?”

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. See more details, including speaker’s bios below.

Dr. Elizabeth Reji has been in WONCA Africa Executive Committee for the past 10 years as the member at large and currently, the treasurer of this committee. A member of  the Organisation Equity Committee WORLD WONCA and the Finance committee of the WONCA World. Ex-lead of WWPWFM Africa & currently, the Chair Elect for the WWPWFM WORLD. She holds a Master’s degree in Family Medicine (Pretoria university), Fellowship (College of Medicine, South Africa), Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science Education (Witwatersrand university). She is an Educator, Clinician, Administrator, Manager and Researcher. My mission is to encourage women to become a leader in any sphere of life.

Join us this Friday to consult in Southern Africa

We are really keen to get as many people engaging with AfroPHC and the draft Policy Framework. You can make comment here.

Join us 1-3pm GMT this Friday 16th September to meet with as many colleagues from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini [with English-French translators]. The consultation will be facilitated by Cynthia Chaibva and Jamie Colloty

The agenda is as follows. The link is below

  • Welcome/Introductions
  • Introduction to AfroPHC and Chapter 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 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87667423120?pwd=R1p0NHY1ZlNDQ3dGTlRZcjduczlOUT09 ID: 876 6742 3120 | Passcode: 111364

Join the AfroPHC Southern Africa WhatsApp group and engage in discussions before and after our consultations https://chat.whatsapp.com/GV7f8h3T4vpAMYixbMCMiC 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.

Join us this Friday to consult in Western Africa

We are really keen to get as many people engaging with AfroPHC and the draft Policy Framework. You can make comment here.

Join us 1-3pm GMT this Friday 9th September to meet with as many colleagues from Nigeria, Ghana, Niger, Guinea, Benin, Burundi, Togo, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Mauritania, Gambia, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal [with English-French translators]. The consultation will be facilitated by Joseph Ana and Umar Ibrahim.

The agenda is as follows. The link is below

  • Welcome/Introductions
  • Introduction to AfroPHC and Chapter 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 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87667423120?pwd=R1p0NHY1ZlNDQ3dGTlRZcjduczlOUT09 ID: 876 6742 3120 | Passcode: 111364

Join the AfroPHC Western Africa WhatsApp group and engage in discussions before and after our consultations https://chat.whatsapp.com/DvJvzMzonXr7E0Zt7ED8Wa 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.

Rejoignez-nous ce vendredi pour consulter en Afrique de l’Ouest

Nous tenons vraiment à ce que le plus grand nombre de personnes s’engagent avec AfroPHC et le projet de cadre politique. Vous pouvez faire un commentaire ici.

Rejoignez-nous de 13h à 15h GMT ce vendredi 9 septembre pour rencontrer autant de collègues du Nigeria, du Ghana, du Niger, de la Guinée, du Bénin, du Burundi, du Togo, de la Sierra Leone, du Libéria, de la Mauritanie, de la Gambie, de la Côte d’Ivoire, du Burkina Faso, du Mali, Sénégal [avec traducteurs anglais-français]. La consultation sera animée par Joseph Ana et Umar Ibrahim.

L’ordre du jour est le suivant. Le lien est ci-dessous

• Bienvenue/Présentations

• Introduction à AfroPHC et discussions de chapitre sur « Quels sont les défis des SSP dans la région ? »

• Examen des discussions sur le cadre politique d’AfroPHC sur “Le projet de cadre politique : ce que nous aimons, n’aimons pas et suggestions”

• Discussions sur « Comment faire avancer AfroPHC ? »

Rejoignez la réunion Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87667423120?pwd=R1p0NHY1ZlNDQ3dGTlRZcjduczlOUT09 ID : 876 6742 3120 | Code d’accès : 111364

Rejoignez le groupe WhatsApp AfroPHC Afrique de l’Ouest et engagez des discussions avant et après nos consultations https://chat.whatsapp.com/DvJvzMzonXr7E0Zt7ED8Wa 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.

AFROPHC: Live Webinar September 1| Sickle Cell Anaemia: Disease Complications and Therapeutic Interventions

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



“Sickle Cell Anaemia: Disease Complications and Therapeutic Interventions”



The Webinar will be held in English with live translation into French.



Please share the event with your Organization’s Members &

Reserve your spot in the WCEA App.

Call for reviewers and analysts

Collaborator(s) with access to major databases such as CINAL, EMBASE etc) are needed to do a review (any type) or secondary analysis on rural nursing or practice in Africa which will result in presenting at a rural health conference in Sydney next year.

Email: senkyire88@gmail.com

Join us this Saturday to consult with Youth Hub Leaders

We are really keen to get as many people engaging with AfroPHC and the draft Policy Framework. You can make comment here.

Join us 10-1pm GMT this Saturday 3rd September to meet with as many colleagues from our Youth Hub Leaders https://afrophc.org/afrophc-youth-hub/ [with English-French translators]. The consultation will be facilitated by Mercy Wanjala and Jamie Colloty.

The agenda is as follows. The link is below

  • Welcome/Introductions
  • Introduction to AfroPHC and Chapter 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 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83027869237?pwd=YTRtTm9hdE1wQW5DRkF6U0RONUV2QT09 Meeting ID: 830 2786 9237
Passcode: 226238

Join the AfroPHC WhatsApp groups and engage in discussions before and after our consultations https://chat.whatsapp.com/GV7f8h3T4vpAMYixbMCMiC 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.

Nous tenons vraiment à ce que le plus grand nombre de personnes s’engagent avec AfroPHC et le projet de cadre politique. Vous pouvez faire un commentaire ici.

Rejoignez-nous de 10h à 13h GMT ce samedi 3 septembre pour rencontrer autant de collègues de nos leaders du Youth Hub https://afrophc.org/afrophc-youth-hub/ [avec des traducteurs anglais-français]. La consultation sera animée par Mercy Wanjala et Jamie Colloty.

L’ordre du jour est le suivant. Le lien est ci-dessous

• Bienvenue/Présentations

• Introduction à AfroPHC et discussions de chapitre sur « Quels sont les défis des SSP dans la région ? »

• Examen des discussions sur le cadre politique d’AfroPHC sur “Le projet de cadre politique : ce que nous aimons, n’aimons pas et suggestions”

• Discussions sur « Comment faire avancer AfroPHC ? »

Rejoignez la réunion Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83027869237?pwd=YTRtTm9hdE1wQW5DRkF6U0RONUV2QT09 Meeting ID: 830 2786 9237
Passcode: 226238

Rejoignez les groupes AfroPHC WhatsApp et engagez des discussions avant et après nos consultations https://chat.whatsapp.com/GV7f8h3T4vpAMYixbMCMiC 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. .

AfroPHC: Monthly Research Meeting-6 September, 2022

Dear colleagues

Thank you for being part of the AfroPHC research mentorship programme.

We have 17 concept notes that have been submitted by the end of July. See them all listed here https://afrophc.org/afrophc-systems-research/ Some supervisors have reached out to these researchers. If you are interested in supervising a researcher and see an interesting concept note then reach out to the researcher by email (as listed there) to indicate your willingness to supervise the researcher in their endeavour.

We hope researchers will use the monthly meetings organised by Senkyire to attend, and present their research ideas and find a supervisor for themselves, even if you have not submitted a concept note ( for November meeting). Unfortunately this matching process takes a lot of organisation and we can do
no more than this. Reach out to Senkyire and the AfroPHC research team if you would like further assistance especially if you would like to present your research at the meetings.

PS; participants are required to read the following article and attached checklist beforehand ; bmjopen.bmj.com/content/11/4/e043652.abstract
Price J, Willcox M, Dlamini V, et al. Care- seeking during fatal childhood illness in rural South Africa: a qualitative study. BMJ Open 2021;11:e043652. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2020-043652

Our next meeting next Tuesday, 6th Sept [12-2 pm GMT, 1-3pm WAT, 2-4pm CAT/SAST and 3-5pm EAT], will be about “Getting
to grips with Qualitative Research” by Deborah
Lindell,DNP,RN,CNE,ANEF,FAAN




Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81670301810?pwd=Wk80aVc2OVlIK1BOUVk1UXpPNE1CUT09 Meeting ID: 816 7030 1810 Passcode: 501394

See useful readings below.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.npls.2016.01.001 https://doi.org/10.1186/s42466-020-00059-z https://www.manchesteropenhive.com/view/9781526136527/9781526136527.00012.xml https://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-ofcontents/assessment/assessing-community-needs-and-resources/conduct-focus-groups/main http://www.groundedtheory.com/ https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0142159X.2018.1497149 .

https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04569.x http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/13/117

https://doi.org/10.1111/nhs.12048 . chromeextension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/https://www.gla.ac.uk/media/Media_64038_s mxx.pdf https://academic.oup.com/humrep/article/31/3/498/2384737?login=false

https://doi.org/10.1093/intqhc/mzm042.

https://academic.oup.com/intqhc/article/19/6/349/1791966?login=false

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1468794117706869

https://www.coursera.support/s/article/209818613-Enrollment-options?language=en_US

Courses related to Qualitative Research (the link lists many, below are several- all Free to Enroll https://www.coursera.org/courses?query=qualitative%20research%20methods .

https://www.coursera.org/learn/qualitative-methods

https://www.coursera.org/learn/qualitative-data-collection-methods https://www.coursera.org/specializations/qualitative-research-design-and-methods-forpublic-health

https://www.coursera.org/learn/qualitative-research



STAY SAFE & GET VACCINATED!!!

Regards

Senkyire Ephraim Kumi, PGCert. HAT, ( BSc(Hons),RGN)
The Managing Editor, AHRO Review of Nursing & Midwifery
The Network:TUFH Fellow 2020

WHO/Europe training course on NCD 2022

Message to our members on behalf of WHO


WHO/Europe training course on noncommunicable diseases 2022

30 August is the last day to register for the WHO/Europe training course on noncommunicable diseases 2022

If you are a researcher, policy maker or postgraduate scholar with an interest in noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), you have an opportunity to take part in a unique WHO training course developed for early or mid-career health professionals.
The course will enable participants to:

understand novel challenges in the area of NCDs, and work on solution-oriented approaches to tackle the burden of NCDs;
acquire skills in developing NCD prevention approaches;
gather, analyze and publish NCD-related data;
build capacity and learn how to transfer research into policy-related contexts; and
network with colleagues.


Learn more and register here.

The course is jointly developed by the WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD Office), WHO collaborating centres and partner organizations.
Please feel free to share the information on the WHO NCD training course 2022 among your professional networks.