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Community Health Support

Faculty-LedFaculty-Led | Health Science Zambia

Overview

Healthcare institutions in Zambia suffer from being under-staffed and under-resourced, which often prevents them from providing sufficient healthcare interventions to the public. This program aims to introduce students to both the challenges that these healthcare providers face and the ways in which they attempt to overcome these difficulties. Suitable for students studying towards a medical or allied health qualification, this program offers opportunities to provide assistance at various clinics, the District Aids Task Force, Livingstone prison and the Ministry of Health. There is also a strong focus on supporting community caregivers with treatment adherence, health education, and providing psychosocial support to house-bound patients.

Why Zambia?

Zambia is a beautiful county with many healthcare problems and students are given a unique opportunity to learn about the healthcare provision in a third-world country. They will be accommodated in chalets at The Zambezi Waterfront which is situated on the Northern banks of the Zambezi River, approximately four kilometers upstream from The Victoria Falls and just opposite Shloka Island (Long Island). A visit to view the wondrous Victoria Falls will be a magnificent treat at some stage during the program.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practice of primary healthcare in Zambia
  • Identify gaps in primary care provision
  • Discuss the pros and cons of home-based care
  • Design a healthcare education campaign

Note: Specific learning outcomes and activities can be constructed in collaboration with EDU Africa’s dedicated curriculum development team.

Program Contributors

Barry Rawlings

Barry graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science Degree from the University of Cape Town. With his tertiary education background in sociology, economics and law, plus experience in the financial services sector, Barry moved from Cape Town to Harare about ten years ago before taking on a role as the General Manager for EDU Africa (his Harare office is responsible for programs in Zambia).

He is in love with Africa and counts the opportunity to introduce others to this continent and its people an absolute privilege.

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