Success Story: LBNM Launches New Policies and Strengthens Capacity through HRSA-funded RRHO Project Partner EngagementResilient & Responsive Health Organizations (RRHO), 2021
The Resilient and Responsive Health Organizations (RRHO) project builds the capacity of diverse institutions or “impact partners” that include schools of medicine, midwifery and nursing, professional associations, and government ministries that contribute to improving the quality of health professional education in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. This RRHO success story describes RRHO's capacity development approach and support to the Liberian Board for Nursing and Midwifery (LBNM).
Community-led monitoring (CLM) is a technique initiated and implemented by local community-based organizations and other civil society groups, networks of key populations, people living with HIV (PLHIV), and other affected groups, or other community entities that gather quantitative and qualitative data about HIV services. The CLM focus remains on getting input from recipients of HIV services in a routine and systematic manner that will translate into action and change. This fact sheet describes why PEPFAR supports CLM and the principles of CLM.
This series of videos was developed by the School of Midwifery (SoMM) Masuba-Makeni with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS). These videos provide guidelines related to nursing procedures for COVID-19 patients in Sierra Leone including:
- Bed Bathing Procedures for COVID-19 patients
- Donning and Doffing Procedures for personal protective equipment for nurses
- Feeding of Patients with Respiratory Distress - Insertion of Nasopharyngeal Tube for feeding of patients with respiratory distress through insertion of nasopharyngeal tube for nurses
- Fever Management Procedures
- Fluid Balance Procedures
- Management of Cough for COVID-19 patients
- Management of Difficult Breathing for COVID-19 patients
- Thrombosis Prophylaxis for COVID-19 patients
Consolidated guidelines in line with the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations, provide guidance on the diagnosis of HIV infection, the care of people living with HIV, and the use of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection in Sierra Leone. The guidelines are structured along the continuum of HIV testing, prevention, treatment, and care. The goal of the guidelines is to expand access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) further, initiate treatment earlier and expand the use of ARV drugs for HIV prevention.
This handbook outlines guidelines for nursing procedures for COVID-19 patient care in Sierra Leone. Topics include personal protective equipment, caring for critically ill patients, management of difficult breathing, management of fever, management of cough, fluid balance, and feeding of patients with respiratory distress.
The 2020 DHIS2 Digital Annual Conference brought together implementers, developers, Ministry of Health representatives, technical partners, and donors from around the world to discuss pressing health issues and innovative, data-driven solutions. All sessions were recorded live.
This 2020 report from UNAIDS shows remarkable, but highly unequal, progress, notably in expanding access to antiretroviral therapy. Because the achievements have not been shared equally within and between countries, the global HIV targets set for 2020 will not be reached. The report, Seizing the moment, warns that even the gains made could be lost and progress further stalled if we fail to act. It highlights just how urgent it is for countries to double down and act with greater urgency to reach the millions still left behind.
This UNAIDS report examines how the experience of tackling HIV can help inform and guide effective, efficient, people-centred and sustainable COVID-19 responses.
Leveraging Primary Health Care Systems for COVID-19: Insights from Ethiopia's Health Extension ProgramJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2020
The International Institute for Primary Health Care - Ethiopia developed a free short course which highlights Ethiopia’s Primary Health Care response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This course will impart knowledge and skills about how to apply Primary Health Care principles to build capacity in outbreak response situations, emphasizing reflection and application in your own context for those interested in building resilient primary health care systems to respond to COVID-19 and want to learn more about Ethiopia’s experiences with primary health care. The course consists of six hours of modular content, packaged in informative interviews and lectures, which can be completed in short segments. After successfully finishing the course, you will earn a Certificate of Completion.
This is the first interim guidance for the management of COVID-19 in Liberia. The document is intended for use by all clinicians involved in the care of patients when COVID-19 is suspected or confirmed. The recommendations in this guidance are derived from three main sources: Review of clinical guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO); the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); US Expert Panel COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines and experiences from other countries (e.g. China, Nigeria, Ghana, etc.); Review of data in peer-reviewed journals obtained from PubMed and Medline; and Experiences of experts and clinicians who have treated a number of COVID-19 patients.