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.
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) believes that it is vitally important to show the world who nurses are and what they do—especially this year: The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. ICN wants the voice of nursing to be heard around the globe, to spread the word about our great profession and how it contributes to the wellbeing of the world. As carers, healers, educators, leaders and advocates, nurses are fundamental in the provision of safe, accessible and affordable care. ICN developed a report and social media toolkit to recognize International Nurses Day 2020 with the theme 'Nurses: A Voice to Lead - Nursing the World to Health.'
The theme for ICM 2020 builds off the theme for the International Year of the Midwife 2020 – ‘Celebrate. Demonstrate. Mobilise. Unite.’ For IDM 2020, ICM focuses in more depth on how midwives and women can partner together to mobilise and unite toward a shared goal of gender equality. This toolkit provides social media messaging to help recognize the life-saving work performed by midwives around the world and to bring more attention to maternal and newborn health issues.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an annual requirement for health care workers to study a set number of hours each year to increase knowledge and skills that will positively impact healthcare outcomes. The World Continuing Education Alliance (WCEA) has built a platform that enables leading education providers to distribute their CPD courses internationally. Once education is placed in the network, the courses can be accessed through the WCEA’s specialist CPD Learning Management System that is used by hundreds of organisations around the world. The WCEA works in partnership with the World Medical Association and the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and as part of these partnership agreements, significant focus has been placed on making CPD available to all health care workers in low and middle income countries (LMICs). To celebrate 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife, WCEA is providing Free Council & Associations platforms that offer free COVID-19 & CPD courses from Royal College of Nurses, Royal College of Midwives, and Aga Khan University.