Esther Bacon Nursing, Midwifery School Showing Positive Results

The successful graduation of 61 nurses and midwives of the Esther Bacon School of Nursing and Midwifery (EBSNM) in Zorzor, Lofa County has shown the significant progress the school is making.

 

The graduates, who obtained diplomas recently after three years hard study, comprised the ninth graduating class. The event was held at the Curran Lutheran Church Hospital Compound in Zorzor city.

 

Twelve persons graduated as Registered Nurse (12), 39 as Registered Midwifery and 10 Certified Midwifery to Registered Midwifery.

 

Willimai Geninyan, Director of the EBSNM, lauded the support of the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) and Human Resources for Health (HRH) Project.

 

MCSP HRH is a USAID funded project providing support to the EBSNM with its focus on supporting Faculty Development Program, which is intended to strengthen performance of teachers and preceptors; the Leadership Management Development Program, technical updates particularly the Perinatal and EmONC training using the Low Dose High Frequency (LDHF) approach, and upgrading of the Simulation Lab and Library.

 

Other interventions by MCSP HRH include establishing a fully equipped computer lab with full Internet coverage and the provision of a vehicle to transport students to clinical sites to ensure critical supervision.

 

MCSP works alongside the Government of Liberia and partners to strengthen health services. MCSP/HRH is working to improve health workforce readiness, with a focus on reinforcing entry-level Registered Midwives and Medical Laboratory Technicians’ Pre-Service Education.

 

The Esther Bacon School of Nursing and Midwifery is one of the six Pre-Service Training Institutions supported by MCSP as part of global effort to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes funded by USAID. It is a primary support to the MOH National Health Workforce Program for increasing the quality and quantity of human resources for health.

 

The graduates were presented to the Chief of Medical Staff at the Curran Lutheran Hospital in Lofa County and they were further presented to the County Health Team and the Ministry of Health.

 

During the presentation of the graduates, Geninyan added that the out-going students were prepared because “the teachers and preceptors in the school were now trained and using effective methodology in teaching and student assessment”.

 

She added that staff at the facility are now confident and are providing current best practice services in Respectful Maternity Care (RMC). The nursing and midwifery school is now able to save lives and increase hospital and clinic utilization, which is teaching students to provide quality services.

 

Said Madam Geninyan: “The students are not only competent but confident in carrying out maternal and newborn procedures and managing patients through practicing at the Simulation Center in the school and Preceptor Corners in the hospital. There is no doubt about their preparedness as this has been verified by health facilities and CHTs where the students went for affiliation”.

 

The college now has an updated curriculum and other learning materials including current editions of textbooks and access to a state of the art computer lab, and the leadership of the school is now able to use data for making decisions and are mobilized and managing resources effectively, Willimai said.

 

The EBSNM Director declared that the administration plans to make EBSNM a full-fresh degree level Institution; adding, “To make our institution learning friendly, we have embarked on the construction of a multi-purpose complex, which is currently at foundation level”, she concluded.

 

The Chief of Party of the MCSP HRH Project then emphasized that there’s “still a long way to go”.

City of Hope Hospital Vacancy for Registered Nurse in Benin City Edo State

City of Hope Hospital is a leading healthcare provider in Benin city. In line with our growth plan, we are currently recruiting to fill the position below:

Position: Registered Nurse

Location: Benin, Edo state

Job Description
As a Registered nurse, you are to do the following:

  • Assess patients’ conditions
  • Record patients’ medical histories and symptoms
  • Observe patients and record the observations
  • oAdminister patients’ medicines and treatments
  • Set up plans for patients’ care or contribute information to existing plans
  • Consult and collaborate with doctors and other healthcare professionals
  • Operate and monitor medical equipment
  • Help perform diagnostic tests and analyze the results
  • Teach patients and their families how to manage illnesses or injuries
  • Explain what to do at home after treatment

Important Qualities

  • Critical-thinking skills: Registered Nurses must assess changes in the health status of patients, such as determining when to take corrective action and when to make referrals.
  • Communication skills: Must be able to communicate effectively with patients in order to understand their concerns and assess their health conditions. Nurses need to clearly explain instructions, such as how to take medication. They must work in teams with other health professionals and communicate the patients’ needs.
  • Compassion: Should be caring and empathetic when looking after patients.
  • Detail oriented: Must be responsible and detail oriented because they must make sure that patients get the correct treatments and medicines at the right time.
  • Emotional stability: Need emotional resilience and the ability to manage their emotions to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.
  • Organizational skills: Nurses often work with multiple patients with various health needs. Organizational skills are critical to ensure that each patient is given appropriate care.
  • Physical stamina: Nurses should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as moving patients. They may be on their feet for most of their shift

Application Closing Date
20th November, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV using job title as heading to: cityofhoperecruits@gmail.com

Kafue Institute Of Health Sciences Education and Research

KAFUE INSTITUTE OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND RESEARCH IS A RECOGNISED COLLEGE APPROVED BY HPCZ AS WELL AS GNC,THE COLLEGE IS AFFILIATED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA, KINDLY NOTE THAT THE ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS IS 5 O-LEVELS WHICH INCLUDE…ENGLISH, MATHS, SCIENCE ,BIOLOGY AND ANY OTHER,THE SCHOOL DOES NOT SEGREGATE, IT OFFERS HIGH AND STANDARD LEARNING, COME AND BE PART OF THE WORLD CHANGER THROUGH EFFECTIVE LEARNING AND RESEARCH, WE LOVE YOU ALL, AND JESUS LOVES YOU.

Kafue Institute Of Health Sciences, Education And Research Tuition, Accommodation Fees

Below is the comprehensive school and course fees for Kafue Institute Of Health Sciences, Education And Research Tuition, Accommodation Fees

 

REVISED FEES FOR CLINICAL OFFICER GENERAL.

per semester tuition fee K5,500

accommodation K1,700

Index fee K220 (Which you only pay once for 3 years)

Application Form K225 plus interview fee.

REVISED FEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGIST ‘S

Per semester, Tuition fee K5,200

Accommodation K1,700

Application form K250

 

REVISED FEES FOR REGISTERED NURSING 2018.

Per semester Tuition fee 5,200

Accommodation K1,700

Application form plus interview fee K150

And then you have to buy a uniform, belt, writing pad, etc…

 

 

 

Kafue Institute Of Health Sciences, Education And Research Tuition, Accommodation Fees

REVISED FEES FOR DIPLOMA IN TEACHING

per term K2,350

accommodation K350 per month

application form K100

Chreso University January 2019 Distance Learning and Part Time Public Health

The Public levels with respect to the aims specific to the discipline of public health. The Programme, as aligned with the public Health Skills and Career explores ways of measuring health and disease, and improving the health and wellbeing Health Programme examines various aspects of population health at local, national and international of groups of individuals (e.g. those in a specific geographical area, those with a specific disease, those from a particular ethnic community), preventing and minimizing the consequence of disease, prolonging valued life and reducing inequalities Health is an exciting, dynamic and multi-­‐disciplinary area of study, and public health focuses on the health of populations, locally and globally.

Public health is concerned with the health of a population rather than individuals. It has been defined as ‘the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting, protecting and improving health through the organized efforts of society.’ It is about promoting well-­‐being, not just dealing with illness, and looks at the impact on health of social, economic, political and environmental factors as well as individual behaviour

Public health is a great career for those who have a passion for improving health and reducing inequalities in health. Public health specialists work across organisations, particularly with local health organizations, local authorities and local communities, and in a variety of settings, from hospitals, and local health organizations, through to local authorities and the voluntary sector, on issues which affect health and well-­‐being.

Some examples of recent priorities for public health work include reducing smoking rates and protecting people from environmental tobacco smoke, looking at ways of reducing obesity, the effects of and tackling climate change, looking at ways to reduce alcohol consumption and new ways of delivering elderly care. This sort of work often has long timescales and results can take years to achieve but can have a lasting impact on improving health and tackling the causes of ill health.

The field of public health is constantly evolving in response to the needs of communities and populations around the world. The underlying mission of public health is to improve the conditions and behaviors that affect health so that all people can attain it.

 

WHY IS PUBLIC HEALTH IMPORTANT?

The work of public health professionals is important because public health initiatives affect people every day in every part of the world. It addresses broad issues that can affect the health and well-being of individuals, families, communities, populations, and societies—both now, and for generations to come.

Public healths programs help keep people alive. These programs have led to:

• Increased life expectancies.

• Worldwide reductions in infant and child mortality.

• Eradication or reduction of many communicable diseases.

This programme is designed to give one the opportunity to:

• Explore the links between theory and practice in relation to the concepts and principles of public health

• Explore the factors that contribute to health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and populations.

• Analyze the impact of policies on public health; and

• Understand the importance of research in public;

Course Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of BSc in Public Health programme, graduates are expected to have gained the technical and professional knowledge and interpersonal skills necessary to work as competent professionals. The skills gained in the programme will enable them to pursue a range of careers related to public health in Zambia and abroad.

Knowledge

Selected themes and issues in public health

The factors that influence health and wellbeing

Research skills and methods used in public health

Theoretical understanding of public health and related fields

Thinking skills

Apply theory in the assessment of public health policy interventions and developments

Develop an understanding of, summarise and synthesise materials from a range of sources to analyse issues in health

Identify, synthesise and evaluate relevant primary and secondary data sources

Skills for life and work (general skills)

Convey ideas in an appropriate written and /or oral format, including where appropriate, presenting this information.

Communicate effectively (in writing and verbally);

The ability to select and utilize appropriate computer software

Set goals and plan a programme of work

Develop personal learning style

Work independently

Many opportunities exist in the expansive field of public health locally nationally and globally. This may involve working in statutory services, the private sector or voluntary organizations. Possible careers may include:

• Health Educators

• Public Health Specialists

• Policy Advisors

• Epidemiologists

• Health Promotion Officers

• Researchers

• Administrators

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We are receiving late entry applications for those that have not been able to apply yet for JANUARY 2019.

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– Business Administration

– Economics

– Human Resource

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Ghana Nursing Council Inducts 5,000 Newly Qualified Nurses and Midwives in Accra

Over 5,000 nurses, nurse assistants and midwives who sat for the Nursing Examination, passed and qualified in 2017, were on Monday inducted into the nursing profession by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (N&MC) of Ghana.

The inductees, represented newly qualified health professionals from the Southern zone ‘A’ comprised of the cluster of schools from the Volta, Eastern and the Greater Accra Regions.

They formed the first batch of the over 22,000 inductees to be inducted by the N&MC this November from all over the country.

The Reverend Veronica Mina Darko, Chairperson of the 14th Governing Board of the N&MC led the induction ceremony by taking the inductees through the “Nurses’ Pledge” and the “Midwives Prayer”.

Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, Minister of Health congratulated the inductees for successfully completing their nursing and midwifery programmes.

He advised them to be guided by their oath and pledge in the “increasingly difficult, ethical, life and death decisions you will make throughout your professional lives”.

He said the government was working together with the stakeholders to improve Ghana’s health systems by ensuring that the right number of adequately trained healthcare workers were in the right places.

He said the government was also ready to provide the needed support framework and infrastructural development to help the professionals to leverage on and work to impact on the lives of the citizens.

Mr Agyeman-Manu announced that under the Digital Ghana Agenda, and with support from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana, had become the first in West Africa to conduct online licensing examination for nursing and midwifery candidates.

“The process, I must admit is more efficient, effective and credible. After examination, I was informed that the release of results would be done in 20 working days instead of the 70 days for written exams.

“But to my surprise, the results were released within 10 working days and the good news is that those who were successful have registered for postings for the National Service whilst their colleagues who did the written will be expecting their results in December this year.

“This is a clear demonstration of how efficient and beneficial the system is to nursing and midwifery education, practice and regulation in the country”.

The Minister called for the training of more preventive and specialised nurses that could reach out to people in the hard to reach areas of the country with specialised health care services.

He used the occasion to congratulate Ms Sophia Safia Sulamana, a midwife at the Kunkwa district in the Northern Region, who was also part of the inductees, for delivering a pregnant woman of a baby boy at 0300 hours while on board an Accra-Bolgatanga bus on Sunday, September 23, 2018.

Ms Sulemana, was said to have had improvised polythene bags as gloves to receive the baby, got a blade from a passenger to cut the umbilical cord of the baby and pulled out a string from a sack to tie the cord.

The Health Minister who was full of praise for Ms Sulemana said: “had it not been for her intervention, the story would have been different”.

He later presented a motorbike, a hospital kit and a citation of honour, on behalf of the Ghana Health Service and the N&MC to Ms Sulemana for her timely intervention in the situation.

Professor Lydia Aziato, Acting Dean, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Ghana, advised the newly inducted professionals to live by their core values of professionalism in providing quality care to all persons.

“You should use your head, heart and hands in delivering quality health care to people”, she added.

GNA

Israeli Company Creates HIV Drug that Kills 90% Virus in human Within 4 Weeks

A new HIV drug created by Israeli researchers has passed its first human clinical trial.

At end of the trial, it was discovered that the drug, named Gammora, created by Zion Medical, an Israeli biotech company was capable of wiping out 99 per cent of HIV infected cells in the human body.

According to a statement released by the company and available on PR Newswire, Gammora was able to eliminate up to 90 per cent of the virus during the first four weeks of the trial.

Zion Medical developed the drug Gammora in collaboration with the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Sirion Biotech in Germany.

The drug is designed to attack and kill the HIV-infected cells in the human body without causing damage to the healthy cells.

In the study, researchers randomly assigned nine participating patients from the Ronald Bata Memorial Hospital in Uganda to receive different doses of Gammora between four to five weeks in July and August of this year.

While the new HIV drug is still in its first stage of exploration, the results have already offered hope that a cure for the dreaded virus is possible.

“Most patients showed a significant reduction of the viral load of up to 90 per cent from the baseline during the first four weeks,” said Dr. Esmira Naftalim, Zion Medical’s head of development.
Source: Punch Newspaper

Ghana Nursing and Midwifery Council Honours Nurse for Delivering Baby on a Bus

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana, has honoured Ms. Sophia Safia Sulemana, a midwife at the Kunkwa Health Centre in the Mamprugu Moaduri District of the Northern Region, who delivered a pregnant woman of a baby while on board an Accra-Bolgatanga bus.

Ms. Sulemana who was part of the new inductees of the N&MC that were inducted into the health profession on Monday in Accra, was said to have delivered the pregnant woman of a baby boy at 3:00 am while on board the bus on Sunday, September 23, 2018.

She was said to have used improvised polythene bags as gloves to receive the baby, got a blade from a passenger to cut the umbilical cord of the baby, and pulled out a string from a sack to tie the cord.

“The news of her professional display got to our attention through social media. Upon further enquiries, we established the veracity of the story and invited her to our head office in Accra to officially commend her,” the N&MC said in a release issued and copied to the GNA in Accra.

According to the release, the work of a midwife required dedication and experience and that was exactly what Ms Sulemana exhibited when she helped “the panic-stricken mum to keep calm, before catching the newborn child in her arms.”

The Council also commended the entire passengers on board the bus and the two other women who assisted Ms Sulemana to help the woman deliver the baby boy.

Narrating the incident at the induction ceremony amidst applause from those gathered, Ms. Sulemana indicated that there was pregnant woman in the bus she boarded on Saturday 22 September 2018 going to Tamale for antenatal care on that fateful Saturday.

She said half way through the journey, a passenger who was sitting next to the pregnant woman and knew that she was a midwife informed her that the pregnant woman was in pain.

“I quickly moved to where the woman was and demanded her antenatal card and realized her gestational age was almost 38 weeks. Her ultra sound report indicated that she was expected to deliver on October 1, 2018’’

She noted that, she did not want to monitor labour on the bus so she asked the driver to speed up so that they could get to a nearby health facility.

“However, after monitoring her for some time, she started shouting in pain and I immediately asked the driver to stop. At that time, we were on the Buipe-Fufulso road. The whole place was dark, bushy and very risky.”

She asked the passengers to grant her some privacy, and then spread a cloth on the floor and put the woman on it.

It was there that she realized the baby‘s head was coming out of the vaginal opening. She got assistance from two other women on board the bus.

“I quickly asked for polythene, which I used as gloves because I had none on me. After l delivered the baby, which was a bouncy baby boy, the baby cried and that was my greatest joy because when a baby is delivered and he doesn’t cry, something might have gone wrong,” Ms Suleman recounted.

The next hurdle was to separate the baby from the mother by cutting off the umbilical cord; she used a new blade to cut off the cord.

“As there was no cord clump, I needed to improvise by using a thread to tie the umbilical cord to prevent it from bleeding. I pulled off one string from a sack and tied it. I cleaned up the baby and gave him to one of the passengers to hold him while I concentrated on the mother to deliver the placenta.”

“I delivered the placenta through control cord traction, then massaged the uterus through the abdomen to help the uterus to contract and stop bleeding. I then cleaned up the mother and handed over the baby to her to be breastfeed. Immediately we were done, the bus moved to Tamale where the mother and baby were handed over to the husband and nurses from the West Hospital in Tamale to be given proper medical care.”

Mr. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Health Minister who was full of praise for Ms Sulemana said: “had it not been her intervention the story might have been different”

He later presented a motorbike, a hospital kit and a citation of honour, on behalf of the Ghana Health Service and the N&MC to Ms. Sulemana for her timely intervention in the situation.

Meanwhile, over 5,000 nurses, nurse assistants and midwives who sat for the Nursing Examination, passed and qualified in 2017, were inducted into the nursing profession.

The inductees represented newly qualified health professionals from the Southern zone ‘A’ comprising the cluster of schools from the Volta, Eastern and the Greater Accra Regions.

They form the first batch of the over 22,000 inductees to be inducted by the N&MC this November from all over the country.

Source: GNA

Ogun Governor Amosun Orders Immediate Employment of 30 Doctors, 100 Nurses

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has ordered immediate employment of 30 medical doctors and 100 nurses into the state civil service within the next two weeks.

He gave the directive during the Treasury Board Meeting in preparation for the 2019 budget held on Tuesday in Abeokuta.

Amosun said the employment would provide a temporary succour for the shortfall in the health sector before the 2019 budget is passed which would allow more employments in the sector.

He added that an additional provision of at least 100 medical doctors and 300 nurses would be made in the 2019 budget.

Amosun said the employment would add more to the wage bill of the state which the state is struggling to pay, adding that he would comply with whatever minimum wage agreed upon by the government-NLC negotiating team.

Earlier, the state commissioner for Health, Babatunde Ipaye had demanded inclusion of employment of no fewer than 100 medical doctors into the 2019 budget which will complement the existing 142 in the service.

He explained that Abeokuta city currently has 22 medical doctors with 122 nurses attending to an average of 12,000 patients on monthly basis while Ijebu Ode has 17 medical doctors to attend to average of 8,000 patients.

According to Ipaye, only seven medical doctors operate in each of Ota and Ilaro with average of 2,500 patients adding that no fewer than 40 to 50 doctors would be required to immediately address the shortfall.

Source : Daily Trust