Clinical Training

AfroPHC has been included in a partnership between WONCA Africa and the World Continuing Education Alliance (WCEA) to provide and produce accredited CME/ CPD for PHC workers in Africa. WCEA is networked extensively with councils of various professions across Africa: nurses, midwives and doctors.  This will be rolled out shortly to AfroPHC members. Join AfroPHC to benefit from this initiative.

In order to help build the clinical competencies of African PHC workers we are planning to contribute to the WCEA repository of materials. We are using the modules of the planned post-graduate diploma in Family Medicine for the University of Witwatersrand to help build this up. See the modules and content areas below that we hope can stimulate work in this space.

  1. Family Medicine and Primary Health Care Theory including consultation approach, family-oriented primary care, evidence-based medicine, learning-teaching, research-quality improvement ethics, guidelines and integrative medicine
  2. Chronic and Priority Conditions including
    1. Communicable Disease (incl. HIV, TB, COVID-19, Malaria, STIs, respiratory infections and other);
    1. Non-Communicable Disease (incl. various conditions in internal medicine – hypertension, diabetes etc.);
    1. Mental Health and
    1. Geriatric-Palliative Care
  3. Clinical Practice, incl. Surgery, Dermatology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Pharmacology, Occupational Health, Mens Health, Sexual Health and Travel Medicine
  4. Mothers-Newborns and Women’s Health
  5. Child and Adolescent Health
  6. Trauma including Emergency Medicine, Orthopaedics, Forensics, Sports Medicine and Anaesthetics
  7. PHC Management including District Health Services, Leadership-Governance, Prevention, COPC- Population Health and Practice Management

We are busy building up a repository of guidelines and useful readings in this area. We hope you can join some of these clinical groups when you join AfroPHC so that we can share this and you can help us build it further. These groups will hopefully develop working meetings, liaise with global groups and engage with WHO AFRO.