South Africa has one of the highest rates of TB and TB/HIV co-infection in the world. In Phase 3 of the ICN TB Project Democratic Nurses Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) will build on the work it has already done to build the knowledge skills and capacity of nurses and allied health workers to prevent MDR-TB through provision of good quality TB care and manage MDR-TB safely and effectively especially with regard to recognising and referring people who may be suffering with MDR-TB. We already have good evidence that we are improving patient outcomes through our on-going evaluation of the nurses who have already been trained and we will be strengthening our evaluation system with a more detailed survey tool which has been developed by ICN from the initial findings.
Over the fisrt two phases of the project DENOSA has built strong links with the Ministry of Health TB and MDR-TB Programmes as works closely with them to ensure that all activities support the same priorities. For instance the training in Durban in 2011 focused on intensified case finding in a particular area of concern and going forward DENOSA will be supporting the govenment's policy of expanding nurse management of MDR-TB.
ICN TB Project Courses
|Where ?||When ?||What ?||How many nurses were trained ?|
|Pretoria||2005||4 days workshop - TFT||21|
|Pretoria||2007||4 days workshop - TFT||12|
|Pretoria||2008||3 days workshop - TFT||27|
|Pretoria||2009||4 days workshop - TFT||28|
|Pretoria||2010||4 days workshop - TFT||27|
|Pretoria||2010||2 days Review workshop||(42)|
|Durban||2011||4 days workshop - TFT||45|
|East London in Eastern Cape||2013||4 days workshop - TFT||28|
|EThekwini District, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal||2013||2 days Review workshop|
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