Mobile phones and social media, such as WhatsApp and Facebook, are highly popular among Nurses and Midwives and are widely used for professional purposes. Although research found that there are considerable benefits for nurses and midwives linked to the use of these apps, they also give rise to significant challenges and risks. The ill-informed use of these apps has negatively affected client confidentiality, security, and safety and it has damaged individual careers and caused harm to the entire profession. In response to these issues, the General Nursing Council of Zambia has developed guidelines to help Nurses and Midwives to successfully navigate the new world of digital professionalism. However, the guidelines cover many, but not all, situations and in the light of the complexity and the changing nature of digital media, every Nurse and Midwife is cautioned to apply due diligence in the specific situations that they encounter.
The key aim of this guideline is to present recommendations based on a critical evaluation of the evidence on emerging digital health interventions that are contributing to health system improvements, based on an assessment of the benefits, harms, acceptability, feasibility, resource use and equity considerations. This guideline urges readers to recognize that digital health interventions are not a substitute for functioning health systems, and that there are significant limitations to what digital health is able to address.
Lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) pellets are a new formulation of a pediatric HIV medicine. The LPV/r Pellet Toolkit provides information on how to implement rollout of LPV/r pellets into the national health care system in the Rollout Planning and Management section. The toolkit also provides clinical information on LPV/r pellets in the Health Care Worker section, including recommendations on dosing and administration of the medication, as well as resources for working with caregivers. The information in the LPV/r Pellet Toolkit can be accessed on mobile smart phones and tablets as well as laptops, and the pages and tools are available to download for offline use.
Cette vidéo décrit la création et l'utilisation efficaces de discours d'ascenseur afin de sensibiliser les organisations et de soutenir les objectifs de communication et de mobilisation des ressources. Cette vidéo peut être utilisée pour compléter des sessions de formation afin de s'assurer que tout le personnel de l'organisation est prêt à fournir des informations concises et convaincantes aux représentants des gouvernements, aux donateurs potentiels, aux clients ou aux membres.
This RRHO video describes creating and using elevator speeches effectively to create awareness of an organization and support both communication and resource mobilization objectives. This video can be used to supplement training sessions to ensure all organization staff are prepared to deliver concise and compelling information to government officials, potential donors, clients, or members.
PEPFAR Solutions are impactful, data-proven HIV implementing experiences that can serve as 'how to' guides for others.
A collection of resources on research ethics including:
- Good and bad research collaborations: researchers’ views on science and ethics in global health research
- Contextualizing the role of the gatekeeper in social science research
- What makes clinical research in developing countries ethical? The benchmarks of ethical research
When talking about HIV, certain words and language may have a negative meaning for people at high risk for HIV or those who are living with HIV. We can do our part to stop HIV stigma by being intentional and thoughtful when choosing our words, and choosing to use supportive—rather than stigmatizing— language when talking about HIV. Resources available include a stigma language guide and stigma scenarios.
Globally, about 60 percent of people living with HIV (PLHIV) know their status. Comprehensive HIV testing services, including partner notiﬁcation (PN), are critical links into the HIV and AIDS treatment cascade and essential to achieving widespread testing of those at risk. Partner notiﬁcation testing is a voluntary process whereby a trained provider, health worker, or counselor asks the index patient about potential exposures, including sexual partners, drug injecting partners, or the patient’s children. This handbook was developed as a technical update on successful PN programs, offering a synthesis of best practices, models, challenges, and solutions that can be used to develop and implement effective PN programs. Practical steps to implement PN were developed based on this review. The intended audience is policymakers, program managers, health care workers, and trained providers who can use this guide to develop PN policies and implement programs tailored to the country environment.
Supply Chain Compass is an online diagnostic and planning tool for strengthening public health supply chains -- it provides a quick, high-level diagnosis of how mature your public health supply chain is across key managerial and functional areas. With Supply Chain Compass findings, you can start to identify where and how to best leverage your resources to integrate and strengthen your supply chain capacity. The tool walks through 30 questions across seven key supply chain areas: Strategic planning and performance management, Management information systems, Human resources, Forecasting and supply planning, Product selection and procurement, Warehousing and inventory control, and Transportation.