Public health challenges

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People waiting at Rundu out-patients department
Getting timely messages to people can save lives: Rundu Casualty

This project has several dimensions:

  1. Assistance with the development of health related curricula.
  2. Development of a health needs analysis in a deprived area of Namibia.
  3. Assistance with the establishment of a School of Public Health.
  4. Provision of external examiners.


UNAM have a draft BSc in Public Health curriculum and Cardiff University staff have helped development:

  • as critical friends to staff in the newly formed School of Public Health, suggesting curriculum improvements; 
  • advising on use of a portfolio of evidence to assess the achievement of public health practitioner competencies;
  • providing access to the UK Royal College of Public Health website materials; 
  • as external examiners commencing January 2016.

Discussion with public health staff has taken place regarding a joint health needs analysis in Rundu, a deprived area of Namibia. The Caerphilly Health and Social Needs Study by Public Health Wales has enabled a Namibian development plan.

Professor Watkins has advised on a top-up BSc for nurses and radiographers, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Midwifery. £5,000 from the School of Healthcare Sciences strategic fund is enabling a further visit to finalise the advanced midwifery programme.

Intended impact:

  1. Enhanced academic rigor: ensuring public health and health care programmes are fit for purpose.
  2. Health needs analysis: would identify public health projects improving the wellbeing of the people of Rundu.

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