Women, children and infectious diseases
We're working together on capacity building so that trained personnel can deliver urgently needed healthcare, just where and when its needed.
Women, Children and Infectious Diseases are the focus of United Nations Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6.
Women and children are the future of any nation and they must not be disadvantaged: their health and wealth must be promoted. Infectious Diseases can still devastate a population.
The University of Namibia has identified major health problems in the country, including:
- very few Anaesthetists working in public health service: people die on their way to hospital as there is so little help out there;
- the are major Public Health issues: often caused by the extreme rurality of Namibia;
- diseases like HIV/AIDS and multiresistant Tuberculosis are a major problem causing great suffering.
Namibia needs skilled healthcare providers, numbers of trained personnel are completely inadequate for the country's needs.
Below, Dr Jacob Sheehama discusses some of the challenges for healthcare education and training in Namibia, which UNAM is working to address with support from the Phoenix Project.