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South Africa

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  
    total nurses trained
to date
188+42

Additional Info

  • NNA Contact: Kedibone Veronica Mdolo
  • Lead Trainer(s): Carrie Tudor
  • Local trainers: Sipho Cornwell Khoza, Sharon Pearl Fynn and Omphemetse Yvonne Mokgalthe
  • Kedibone Veronica Mdolo

    Kedibone Veronica Mdolo

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    Additional Info
    • Country South Africa
    • Project role NNA Contact
    • Job title Projects Coordinator, Denosa
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  • Carrie Tudor

    Carrie Tudor

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    Additional Info
    • Country South Africa
    • Project role Lead Trainer
    • Job title PhD, MPH, RN Fogarty Global Health Postdoctoral Fellow
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  • Sharon Pearl Fynn

    Sharon Pearl Fynn

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    Additional Info
    • Country South Africa
    • Project role Local Trainer
    • Job title CDC/TB Programme Co-ordinator Ethekwini District
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  • Omphemetse Yvonne Mokgatlhe

    Omphemetse Yvonne Mokgatlhe

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    Additional Info
    • Country South Africa
    • Project role Local Trainer
    • Job title Public Health Specialist-TB/HIV CDC South Africa
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  • Sipho Cornwell Khoza

    Sipho Cornwell Khoza

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    Additional Info
    • Country South Africa
    • Project role Local Trainer
    • Job title DENOSA Professional Institute (DPI) Facilitator
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