Implementing a Community-Based Tuberculosis Program in the Omaheke Region of Namibia: Nurses' Perceived Challenges


 
Language:

English

Authors:

Zvavamwe S, Ehlers VJ

Series/Journal Title:

Health SA Gesondheid

Issue:

September 1, 2008

Description:

The purpose of this survey was to identify nurses' perceived challenges in implementing a community-based TB program in the Omaheke region of Namibia. The HIV pandemic has increased the number of TB patients and increased nurses' workloads, aggravating the burden of TB as a resurgent disease in this region. In order to implement a successful community-based TB program, the patient-related, access-related and knowledge-related challenges, perceived by the nurses, need to be addressed effectively. [from abstract]

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Geographic Focus

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