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* News / Zimbabwe Introduces New Curriculum for Midwives, Increases Training Period by katty: December 02, 2018, 05:40:36 PM
Midwives will now have to train for 18 months as against 12 months

The government has increased the training period for midwives from 12 months to 18 months beginning 2019 in order to cater for curriculum changes which are meant to improve service delivery.

This was revealed by the President of Zimbabwe Confederation of Midwives (ZICOM), Dr Lillian Dodzo during an annual general meeting for midwives held in Nyanga.


 
"There is an increasing recognition that providing quality universal health coverage is an investment in social and economic well-being of the nation and a key contributor to the wealth and productivity of any country. Attaining universal health care is when a country has midwives with sound knowledge and skills for managing obstetrics and neonatal emergencies and appealed for the creation of separate establishments of midwives," said Dr Dodzo.

The Vice Chairperson of the Health Services Board, Professor Auxillia Chideme Munodawafa, who was guest of honour at the conference, urged the midwives to get into research and come up with scientific solutions and recommendations for midwifery challenges and dilemmas.

"Surely there has to be a difference between my midwife who delivered me 71 years ago and today's midwife with a masters degree or PHD from NUST. Midwives should work hard in reducing the current mortality rate which is at 651/1000," she said.

The conference which was held under the theme "midwives responds to the global agenda on sustainable development and universal health care," was attended by scores of midwives representatives from across the 10 provinces.
Source : ZBC
* News / Dealing with another outbreak of yellow fever By Geraldine Akutu by katty: December 02, 2018, 05:36:22 PM
With news of yellow fever outbreak in different parts of the country, Dr. Olayide A. Jinadu, Medical Director at Charis-Med Hospital, Lagos, sheds light on what the illness is about, what causes it and how to curtail it. GERALDINE AKUTU reports.

What is yellow fever?


Yellow fever is one of the acute viral haemorrhagic diseases (others being Ebola, Lassa fever, Marburg and Dengue) caused by a single-stranded RNA virus of the genus Flavivirus.



Yellow fever is characterised by jaundice (yellowness of the eyes), thereby necessitating the name “Yellow fever.”

It is a mosquito-borne disease, which means it is transmitted by mosquitos, and is endemic in tropical areas of Africa, Central and South America.

Yellow fever is transmitted specifically by the female Aedes aegypti mosquito. This particular mosquito also transmits Dengue fever, another acute viral haemorrhagic disease.

The key words in acute viral haemorrhagic diseases mean the following: Acute, which means sudden onset, within 24 hours.

The word acute has nothing to do with the severity of a disease as most people think, but the time of onset.

The opposite of Acute is Chronic, meaning prolonged duration of onset. Viral means caused by a virus, while Haemorrhagic means bleeding.

Some sources say Yellow fever was first diagnosed in Jos, Plateau State in 1953. It is also estimated that up to 100,000 cases of yellow fever may have occurred during the reported epidemic in 1969 in the same city of Jos, Plateau state.

The disease occurs when the female Aedes aegypti mosquito carrying the yellow fever virus feeds on a human being.

Epidemics occur when an infected person(s) introduce the virus into densely populated areas with high mosquito density and in places with low socio-economic status, where most people have little or no immunity, due to lack of vaccinations.

These areas also have poor drainage systems, which encourages breeding of these mosquitoes, allowing a very effective transmission from person to person.

It should be noted that not all cases of Yellow fever end up being severe.

In fact, it is estimated that only about 15 percent cases become severe, further implying that a minute portion of patients who contract the yellow fever virus develop severe symptoms and approximately half of the people with severe cases die within seven to 10 days.

Yellow fever, just like malaria, can be contracted via mosquitos, the difference here is that malaria is transmitted by the female Anopheles mosquito, while yellow fever by the female Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Why are these diseases transmitted by female mosquitos? It is because they need the iron and protein present in blood to make their eggs.

Secondly, malaria does not have a vaccine yet, while yellow fever disease does, and is able to provide effective immunity within 10 days for 80 to 100 percent of people vaccinated, and within 30 days for more than 99 percent of people vaccinated, according to World Health Organisation’s (WHO) data.

Healthcare workers are particularly susceptible to this dreadful disease, owing to repeated exposure from infected patients.

Therefore, health workers are mandated to receive a dose of the vaccine, if they have never been vaccinated against yellow fever. A booster dose is not necessary.

What are the signs and symptom? How is it diagnosed?

It cannot be overemphasised that yellow fever is usually a mild, self-limiting illness that would not need any specific treatment, consisting fever, headaches, myalgia (generalised body pain) and malaise (generalised body weakness).

Most severe yellow fever illnesses present with malaise, fever, chills, headaches, low back pain, nausea, dizziness.

This is followed by a period of remission, where the patient may either recover fully or progress to a more fatal form.

A return of the symptoms is usually marked by fever, vomiting, abdominal pain, renal failure, haemorrhage (bleeding from body orifices), jaundice (yellowness of the eyes), hepatomegaly (enlargement of the liver), mucosal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, altered sensorium semi consciousness), tachycardia (increased heart rate), low body temperature or high grade fever and hypotension (low blood pressure).

Diagnoses are made from a series of such laboratory investigations as complete blood count (CBC), coagulation studies, blood electrolytes, urinalysis, chest X-ray to evaluate the level of pulmonary oedema and to reveal secondary bacterial chest infections, liver function test.

More specific tests are Rapid detection methods (polymerase chain reaction) and Serologic tests, among others.

What is the treatment for yellow fever?


No specific treatment exists for yellow fever as it is treated symptomatically.

This means symptoms that manifest are treated especially in critical cases. For instance, there are fluid resuscitation, antipyretics and fever management.

The current available vaccines confers near lifelong immunity of 95 percent of patients. Revaccination is recommended every 10 years for travel certificates.

How affordable and available is the vaccine?


The yellow fever vaccine is very readily available in most or all state hospitals and healthcentres at extremely subsidised rates.

Just walk into any of the nearby government owned health care facility and it would be made available to you. It is one of the vaccines mandated in the vaccination schedule for babies.

How can people reduce chances of getting infected with the virus?

The most important means is by getting vaccinated. Others are ensuring that safety precautions are taken at all times, ensuring suspicious cases are reported to appropriate quarters in time.

It is also important to wash hands regularly with soap and water, steering clear of individuals with such symptoms and ensuring the vectors (female Adedes aegypti mosquitos) are eradicated by clearing surrounding bushes and gutters or artificially made water bodies.
* News / Ebola outbreak in Congo now world's 2nd biggest by katty: December 02, 2018, 05:30:14 PM
The Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo is now the second biggest in history, with 426 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Thursday.

The epidemic in a volatile part of Democratic Republic of Congo is now only surpassed by the 2013-2016 outbreak in West Africa, where more than 28,000 cases where confirmed, and is bigger than an outbreak in 2000 in Uganda involving 425 cases.

Ebola is believed to have killed 245 people in North Kivu and Ituri provinces where attacks by armed groups and community resistance to health officials have hampered the response.[nL8N1Y163O]

Congo has suffered 10 Ebola outbreaks since the virus was discovered there in 1976. It spreads through contact with bodily fluids and causes hemorrhagic fever with severe vomiting, diarrhoea and bleeding, and in many flare-ups, more than half of cases are fatal.

“This tragic milestone clearly demonstrates the complexity and severity of the outbreak,” Michelle Gayer, Senior Director of Emergency Health at the International Rescue Committee said in a statement. “The dynamics of conflict (mean) ... a protracted outbreak is ... likely, and the end is not in sight.”

Source: https://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFKCN1NZ0NE-OZATP
* News / Rethink Quotas for Nursing Training Institutions - Don to Ghana Government by katty: December 01, 2018, 05:30:59 PM
The Wisconsin International University College of Ghana has appealed to government to reconsider the decision on quotas for nursing training colleges.

“There is still a critical shortage of nurses in Ghana, in the sub-region, in Africa and in many parts of the world. However, if Ghana cannot afford to absorb all the nursing graduates, bilateral agreements can be entered into with countries which require this invaluable human resource.

“There are many solutions at our disposal, but deterring people from pursuing their dreams should not be one of them. It is better to have educated people without jobs than uneducated people without jobs,” the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof Obeng Mireku said in his report at the institution’s eleventh congregation in Accra last Saturday.

Entrepreneurial model


With the country struggling with a ‘no-bed syndrome’ that sometimes led to disastrous consequences, he said other entrepreneurial models such as providing home care services for the ill could also assist in decongesting hospitals.

“Instead of reducing the number of nurses trained, why don’t we set up world-class health facilities and provide nurses with training in specialists’ areas, so that we can create a thriving health tourism industry, as countries like Singapore, Malaysia and South Africa have done,” he said.

Government decision


The Vice-Chancellor’s position followed the Nurses and Midwifery Council directive that gave quotas to nurses training institutions including private ones across the country.

Public and private institutions accredited to train nurses in Ghana reduced their intake by almost 1,600 last year because of the directive.

An assessment by the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association revealed in June last year that Ghana will need not less than 38,000 nurses and midwives to bridge the nurse-patient ratio.

The WHO nurse to patient ratio is pegged at least 40 nurses for every 10,000 population but Ghana’s statistics is said to be 22 nurses for every 10,000 people.

While some believe that the government quotas was because the government had taken the decision to control the amount it pumps into allowances it paid to nursing trainees, the Ministry of Health’s position is that it was because of inadequate infrastructure at the training institutions in addition to the claims that the country was training more nurses than it needed, especially when such nurses depended on government for jobs.

Awards

On its day of honours, 898 students made of up of 13 diploma students, 761 first degree students and 124 post graduate students graduated from the university. Mr Charles Asiedu Jnr emerged the Access Bank for overall Best Student at the undergraduate level.

While the Institute of Charted Accountants, Ghana (ICAG) for Best Accounting Student, was received by Fayemi Oluwaseun Temitayo; the prize for the Calbank Award for Overall Best Banking and Finance Student with the Student Entrepreneur of the Year going to Rebecca Amenu.

At the postgraduate level, the ADB Award for Overall MBA student (MBA) went to Daniel Edisi; the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Award for overall Best (MBA Accounting option) was received by Eugene Osei Bremang. Godwin Ayawa Sibilla and Seth Cudjoe received prizes for being the Overall Best Student (MA Education) and Overall Best Student (MSc Environmental Sustainability and Management) respectively.

Collaborations


In the report that touched enrolment, development and facilities as well as the university’s policy statement, Prof Mireku said the university was collaborating on foreign universities and had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor to discuss the possibilities of staff a staff and student exchange programme between the two institutions.

“The university college prides itself in combining skills with theory. Through internships, work placements and industry training provided at the Career Services Centre, many of our graduands have had the opportunity to develop technical soft skills,” he said.

Turning his attention to the free senior high school policy, he said the university had introduced tuition classes for students on the double track (Gold/Green track) free SHS system to enable students to better utilise their vacation periods.

The Provost and Executive Vice President of the Concordia University of the United States, Dr Peter Senkbeil, urged the graduates to think of themselves as entrepreneurs, not to be afraid to start small and work their way up, act with integrity, exercise leadership and keep learning while at the same time showing leadership.

“Employers are looking for people with good job skills. They’re also looking for people they can rely on people they can put in charge of tasks and projects. Sometimes your first leadership assignments are small. They may be thankless tasks,” he said.

Source: Graphic Online
* News / World Health Organisation to Ghana: Invest in Training of Nurses, Midwives by katty: December 01, 2018, 05:22:56 PM
The World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative to Ghana, Dr Owen Law Kaluwa, has appealed to the government to invest in the training of nurses and midwives to achieve the targets set in the Sustainable Development Goal 3.

He said for all countries to reach Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 on health and well-being, the world would need an additional nine million nurses and midwives by the year 2030.

"Nurses and midwives account for more than 50per cent of the global health workforce, providing crucial services for health promotion, prevention, treatment, palliation and rehabilitation of various health conditions at all levels," he noted.

Dr Kaluwa said this at the 3rd annual general meeting and seminar of the Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives (GCNM) in Accra.

He was speaking on the theme "Evidence-based specialist nursing and midwifery practice: Accelerating effective leadership for universal health coverage."

According to him, "they have many roles, provide and manage personal care and treatment, work with families and communities, and play a central part in the health and controlling disease and infection that calls for countries to channel their resources in training more of them."

Dr Kaluwa said the role of nurses and midwives was crucial in addressing the health related SDGs since nurses were often and sometimes the only health professional that people see.

"In fact nurses and midwives have been recognised for their crucial role in the delivering services required for the attainment of goals and aspiration in health such as the health related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the SDGs.

"Their efforts had contributed substantially to progress towards the ambitious goal of ending preventable child and maternal mortality," he said.

Dr Kaluwa said in the era of SDGs, the global health community was providing greater support to ensure consolidation and progress to build on past achievements made during the implementation of the MDGs.

This he said were plans to tackle unfinished global health priorities, including preventable non-communicable diseases, improving mental health and strengthening the health system to public health emergencies including diseases outbreak, natural disaster and humanitarian disasters,

Dr Jemima Araba Dennis-Antwi, President of GCNM, said the academic board of the college had progressively instituted policies and programmes in the training of quality health workers.

She said these included the 70 per cent clinical and 30 per cent theory component of the curriculum, clinical placement guidelines, preceptorship manual and guides, disciplinary procedures and research policies.

Source : Ghanaian Times
* News / NANNM Bemoans Exclusion of Nursing Stakeholders in House of Rep. Public Hearing by katty: December 01, 2018, 11:42:42 AM
RE: INVITATION TO PUBLIC HEARING/CALL FOR MEMORANDA BY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON HEALTH INSTITUTIONS.

It has come to the attention of the leadership of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives {NANNM} the advertisement on the above subject matter and the genuine concerns raised by our members on the absence of major stakeholders such as the NANNM and N&MCN. We are not unaware that the omission might be a deliberate act to sideline a target set of professionals and their professions by some set of selfish persons who believe, erroneously though, that the health sector is their exclusive jurisdiction. Another side to this is the demonstration of ignorance by those saddled with the task of health management in Nigeria who instead of looking clearly and without bias at the health sector are rather acting on ignorance with their make belief that only the self dealers presumed to be “leaders” are relevant and that other professionals are not relevant.  They collaborate to perpetuate this crime with impunity.  This may be borne out of the fact that they realize and are intimidated by the highly cerebral inputs of nurses on issues like these which are based on facts unlike theirs which are premised on wishful thinking and lies which they deceptively brand “international best practices”.

This is not the first time they are employing this backdoor approach of mobilizing all their available arsenals ranging from deploying all government agencies in their custody to spending heavily on lobbying to get bills passed in their favour thus the persons they have lobbied will readily include them on the invitation list. Another instance of this their modus operandi was during the public hearing on the National Health Insurance Scheme and at that time, the leadership of NANNM engaged them and we were eventually involved and duly represented at the public hearing. On this case too, we immediately swung into action by contacting the persons in charge who apologized and furnished us with useful information on how to push in our own submission. Rest assured the association will make her own submission and be duly represented on this one too. Besides, public hearings of this nature always give caveat for relevant stakeholders who are not mentioned in the publications.

It is pertinent however to appeal to our members to remain calm and exhibit more confidence, support and maturity in making their concerns known on matters like these and others. While genuine concerns are greatly appreciated and have served as motivation that keeps the leadership on our toes, the association’s leaders are not encouraged by the way some of our members are only alert to sing woes and magnify shortfalls and downplay successes in the profession. We should be given to proffering solutions rather than lamentations. Nurses must learn more to organize rather than to agonize and we must make it a point of duty to let our discussion on issues generate light rather than heat. Our members should rather let us reflect on this and use it as a measure of the image of nurses and nursing {individually and collectively} and what value the Nigerian public is attaching to the profession and the professionals. Of all the professions and professionals included in the publication, there is none of them whose members are not represented in the upper and lower chambers of the national assembly hence making it easy for them to be adequately represented and their interests protected at the rudimentary stages of these processes. Nurses must begin to not only think seriously but also take active measures as to how do we too get involved in secular politics and politicking because if you are not on the table, you can only be on the menu.

The leadership at all levels is committed to and prepared to engage the system and ensure adequate representation at the public hearing. We will appreciate if members with suggestions and ideas on how to do this come forward with them to enable us make a en-compassing robust solution for the benefit of nurses and nursing profession

Signed
Alani Abdulraifu Adeniji
NANNM President
* News / Kano State To Recruit Of 250 Nurses, Midwives by katty: December 01, 2018, 09:14:56 AM
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has approved the recruitment of 250 nurses and midwives for immediate deployment across the state.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Kabir Getso, disclosed this to newsmen on Wednesday at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives in Kano.

The commissioner, who was represented by a Director in the ministry, Dr Nura Idris, said the recruitment is aimed at ensuring effective healthcare services in the state.

According to Getso, the current administration in the state is committed towards improving the health sector.
He assured the people in the state of easy access to healthcare services.

He said: “Huge amount of fund has been expended in upgrading the state of primary healthcare centres and hospitals across the 44 local government areas in Kano state.’’

The commissioner said that the 250 nurses and the midwives when recruited would be posted to all the healthcare centres across the 44 local government areas.

He assured that the applicants had been interviewed and successful candidates would soon be called and issued their letters of appointment.

Getso said that efforts are being geared towards enhancing the standard of service delivery in the state.
He said: “Despite economic challenges, the state government is spending much on health sector.’’

The commissioner, however, appealed to the general public to always maintain good and healthy environment aimed at curtailing communicable diseases in the society.
Source : The Eagle
* News / World AIDS Day 2018: Why Nurses should take the HIV Self-test by katty: December 01, 2018, 09:00:35 AM
The United Nations has set a goal that 90% of people with HIV should know their status by 2030. As a result, increasing numbers of people are expected to undertake self-tests to see if they may have HIV.

HIV testing can be done in a number of ways. Some clinics offer a simple blood test, with results provided in a few days. Others use saliva or a finger-prick sample of blood and offer results immediately. Home sampling kits, designed to be sent back to the clinic for results, are available in the UK through this link. Then there are home testing kits that provide results straight away, known as self-test.



For self-test, the person swabs their gums with a testing strip. The testing strip is then placed in a tube that analyses the strip for the presence of HIV antibodies. It looks similar to a pregnancy test – a window in the testing kit shows lines to show a result of positive or negative.

Knowing an HIV status is essential for two reasons. One, HIV-positive people can take measures, such as practising safe sex, to avoid transmitting the virus to others. And two, HIV treatment increases a person’s T-cell count (important immune cells for fighting infection) and reduces levels of HIV in the body. Without treatment, HIV can turn into AIDS, which is a life-threatening condition.

Although the test is physically easy – just a quick mouth swab – it can be emotionally difficult. Nurses who dispense these tests are often asked to support, guide and counsel the people taking the test – but their practice must be based on the most up-to-date information available. Consequently, nurse educators must find ways to promote learning in the most effective way possible.

Valuable insights


Learning by doing or through experience is called “experiential learning”. It offers a great way to understand how people experience a situation. Our research  presents an overview of nurses’ experiences when we asked them to test themselves for HIV.

Our students revealed that they worried about their past sexual encounters and the test made them recall all of these encounters. And, despite their knowledge of health, some questioned non-risky behaviour – such as sharing cups with roommates. They then considered how their patients may feel when taking the tests. If they were concerned about “sharing cups”, then their patients might have similar worries. This suggested a need to consider what questions their patients may have.

All 30 participants of the study said they had experienced emotional fluctuations, worrying about the possibility of a positive test result. A few wanted to be alone when they were viewing the results of the test, they were nervous about waiting and some worried that they hadn’t done the test properly. All participants said they underestimated the significance of asking their patients to take such an “easy” test.

It motivated the nurses to learn more about HIV and HIV testing. Taking the test gave them insights into their patients’ experiences – they felt they understood why people may be reluctant to take the test. Taking part in the study meant they felt better able to give advice to their patients. This is important because, as patients, we trust those who have insight into our experiences. People who have experienced similar feelings will be more compassionate and understanding.

Nowadays, self-test kits are available in pharmacies and online, but the test is not all that is needed. People must be prepared for the result and, if they are HIV positive, they must be able to access treatment and support. This could be improved if it was guided by people who have been taken the test themselves. Nurses and other healthcare workers play an important role in process, and experiential learning is key to offering a more informed and humane test.

Source: http://theconversation.com/why-nurses-should-take-the-hiv-self-test-107740
* News / World AIDS Day 2018: What you need to know about HIV/AIDS today by katty: December 01, 2018, 08:55:38 AM
More than 60,000 Canadians and 37 million people worldwide are living with HIV. In the early days of HIV and AIDS, there was enormous fear and discrimination —to the extent that in British Columbia politicians debated quarantining individuals with HIV.

Since then, the arc of scientific progress on HIV has been swift. But HIV-related stigma and discrimination are not gone and the global epidemic is far from over.



There are still 2,000 new cases of HIV in Canada each year. Fundraising for AIDS service organizations has slowed and global funding for HIV research and development has declined.

This World AIDS Day we call for recognition that negative judgment and feelings about HIV are intertwined and tangled up with racism, transphobia and homophobia.

You can have HIV and become 'untransmittable'

Due to access to modern antiretroviral treatments, HIV has become for most a manageable condition. Research from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) has demonstrated that people with HIV who are taking treatments now have a similar life expectancy to those who are HIV-negative.

Julio Montaner, Director of the BC-CfE, pioneered the concept of 'treatment as prevention' (TasP). The medical and scientific community has come to consensus that an individual living with HIV can become "untransmittable" —meaning there is no risk of them sexually transmitting the virus —if they achieve an undetectable viral load through HIV treatment. People living with HIV have led the "undetectable = untransmittable" movement to share this message of hope and to fight against HIV stigma.

According to our own research on the Momentum Health Study, the number of HIV-negative gay men in Vancouver who knew this concept nearly doubled from 2012 to 2015. The good news is that this wasn't associated with any decreases in condom use.

The bad news: Key messages about HIV prevention and testing may not be reaching all audiences. For example, we found that bisexual men, older men and men living outside of the city were significantly less likely to have been tested for HIV in the past two years.

Unfortunately, efforts to stop the spread of HIV are hindered by fear and stigma. For instance, some gay and bisexual men never get tested for HIV because they worry about the impact it might have on their relationships and sex life, and that they may face discrimination.

Men still fear telling doctors and getting tested
In Canada, it remains a criminal offence not to disclose one's HIV-positive status in consensual sex if a condom is not used.

This discriminatory law remains despite the now strongly established scientific consensus that an individual with an undetectable viral load cannot transmit the virus. This was proven through a study in which nearly 60,000 acts of condom-less intercourse between serodiscordant couples (where one partner is HIV negative and the other is HIV positive) did not result in HIV transmission.

These fears also make it difficult for men to tell their doctor about sex with other men. At least a quarter of Momentum participants had not told their doctor about having sex with men, and those men were half as likely to have been recently tested for HIV.

Stigma also affects access to services and mental health. Men who experienced more mental challenges (depression and use of multiple illicit drugs) were more likely to engage in sex that could pass HIV.

Feelings of disassociation from the disease can be intertwined with discrimination. For example, HIV risk among trans men in the Momentum Health Study was shaped by difficulty in safely finding sexual partners, challenges with condom use and barriers to accessing health care including transition-related services.

There is an effective HIV-prevention drug


We now have more tools in the HIV prevention toolbox than at the peak of the epidemic. Safer sex, which once referred to condoms alone, now considers issues such as undetectable status and pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP.

The HIV prevention medicine PrEP is highly effective when taken consistently and is available at no cost to eligible HIV-negative individuals in British Columbia who are at high-risk of HIV.

Prior to PrEP being covered in B.C., only 2.3 per cent of gay men in the Momentum Health Study in Vancouver had used PrEP. However, the awareness of PrEP more than quadrupled to 80 per cent from 18 per cent during this period.

Although challenges to access remain, thousands of gay men and other people at risk of HIV across B.C. now take PrEP free of charge.

HIV has changed. And our perceptions need to catch up. Now is the time for policymakers, service providers and the country as a whole to embrace a better understanding of HIV.

Complacency, ignorance and continuing to see HIV as something shameful will keep us from advancing in our efforts to support people living with HIV and reduce new infections.
Source: https://theconversation.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-hiv-aids-today-107942
* Nursing Jobs / Ogun State Hospitals Management Board 2018 Employment Interview Date by katty: November 30, 2018, 05:53:57 PM
RECRUITMENT OF HEALTH WORKERS: OGUN POSTPONES INTERVIEW DATE TILL DECEMBER
 
The Ogun State Hospitals Management Board postponed the oral interview slated to be held on Wednesday 21" November, to Mondcy 26" November, 2018.
 
The Interview has now been rescheduled to hold between Monday 10th December and Monday 17th December, 2018.
 
In a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ogi.r State Hosputals Management Board, Dr Adesanya Ayinde, the oral intery ewlvas put on hold due to unforeseen circumstances.
 
He therefore, enjoined all applicants to be patient and apologized for any/all inconviences that might have caused them.
 
Signed
Dr. Adesanya Ayinde
Permanent Secretary Ogun State Hospitals Management Board.
November, 2018
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