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Human Resource Capacity Development for ART and Pharmaceutical Services in Namibia, October 2014-September 2015

SIAPS Namibia applied the capacity building approach to support the Ministry of Health and Social Services to enhance the capacity of two local training institutions—UNAM-SoP and the NHTC—to train pharmacists and PAs, respectively. With SIAPS technical assistance for defining a career path for PAs, UNAM-SoP started training pharmacy technicians, a new cadre in Namibia. SIAPS also continued its efforts to enhance the capacity of individuals through pre- and in-service training to ensure that health workers have adequate skills to administer quality pharmaceutical services. The capacity building interventions were done through training workshops and on-the-job technical assistance provided during support supervisory visits (SSVs) and remotely.

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November 2015 SIAPS/SCMS/BLC Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Forecasting Essential Commodity Requirements to Achieve Universal ART Coverage in Namibia by 2019
  • Namibia Adopts New WHO-recommended Antiretroviral and Anti-TB medicines
  • Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance and Hospital Acquired Infections: A SIAPS Collaboration with Namibia’s School of Medicine
  • Incorporating a Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Module into Pharmacist Assistants’ Pre-service Training for Better Management of Commodities for HIV and Other Disease Conditions
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Concept and Guidelines for Medicine Use Assessment During Students’ Rural Placements

This document provides a background and basic guidance to medicine use data collection to be undertaken by University of Namibia School of Pharmacy second-year students during their placement in rural health facilities.

In 2012, UNAM-SoP introduced 4-week placements at health facilities located in rural communities for pharmacy students as part of their practical training. This placement is meant to provide the students with hands-on experience on the provision of pharmaceutical services at these facilities. From the lessons learned from the students’ 2012 placement experience, UNAM, from 2013, included data collection on pharmaceutical-related indicators aimed at building students’ capacity to assess pharmaceutical service delivery at health facilities, to interact with other members of the health care team and patients, and obtain insights into the pharmaceutical management procedures. Through this exercise, students learn how to assess dispensing practices, including assessing client knowledge and satisfaction with information received about their medicines. These indicators are based on the global pharmaceutical management indicators developed by the World Health Organization (WHO)

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Reforming Preservice Curriculum for Effective Training

Preservice curriculum reform is a cost-effective and sustainable intervention that leads to broader health system strengthening. It provides students with a critical foundation of knowledge and skills and develops their competency to practice in the real world. Effective preservice training reduces the need for future large-scale and expensive in-service trainings. Based on SIAPS’ and its […]

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