COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER TRAINING IN COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION
“The training taught me ways of identifying challenges and addressing them, I understand challenges better than I used to. I'm confident that now I know even how to identify people who can assist us in dealing with various issues” (CHW, Bushbickridge sub district)
This manual contains a set of tools that can be used by Community Health Workers (CHWs) who are working in their designated area as part of Ward Based Primary Healthcare Outreach Teams (WBPHCBOTs). The manual aims to assist CHWs to convene community stakeholder groups, to raise and/or respond to priority health concerns, to understand the nature of the concerns from different perspectives in the community and to start a discussion on and facilitate and monitor action that can be taken in communities and in the health systems and public services more widely.
MPUMALANGA PROVINCIAL HEALTH ETHICS RESEARCH COMMMITTEE
This 2-day training programme was develoepd with VAPAR and the Committee with 4 main intended learning outcomes, to: (1) Describe basic research methodology and design; (2) Understand ethical principles, standards and criteria for ethical review and evaluation of research; (3) Critically reflect on research governance (structures and processes) and monitoring research conduct; and (4) Appreciate the decolonisation imperative in global health research
POSTGRADUATE TEACHING AND RESEARCH
We work extensively in postgraduate teaching and research. Since 2013/14 we have hosted students from India, Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, UK, Germany, Norway and Palestine. We also continue to work with many of our graduates as they extend their professional roles, often in connected research and practice settings. We also deliver a postgraduate taught course in health policy and systems research (HPSR), participatory methods and verbal autopsy at Universities of the Witwatersrand and Aberdeen