Navigation Links
Health Workers Need Better Preparation for Developing World

UK doctors and nurses who work in the developing world would benefit from better preparation for cultural challenges, according to ‘Meeting the Health needs of the// poor’, a BMA report published on Friday.

The BMA’s International Committee surveyed 79 UK healthcare professionals, including 67 doctors, who had recently worked in Africa.

Respondents identified sexually transmitted illnesses, malaria and nutrition as the biggest health problems in the communities in which they worked. In many cases, shortages of resources meant that these problems could not be addressed – for example poverty led to families being forced to sell malaria nets, and HIV was not addressed because of the cost of testing and medication.

Eight out of ten respondents said that national government health systems were either ineffective or very ineffective in meeting the health needs of the poor. They consistently reported that government-funded hospitals had little or poor supplies of medication.

However, a further problem was misunderstanding between aid organizations and local communities. One respondent noted: ‘Most international NGOs are not adequately engaging local communities to establish local health needs, and therefore don’t understand local healthcare priorities…They use western healthcare models that are meaningless to local health workers.’

Dr Edwin Borman, chair of the BMA International Committee, says:

‘Obviously one of the biggest problems UK medical staff face in the developing world is a lack or resources. What is sometimes overlooked, however, is the need for major cultural preparation. The assumption that UK doctors and nurses can go anywhere and work effectively reflects a lack of awareness about the realities of the healthcare needs of the developing world. Development aid needs to be planned in a way that takes into account local conditions and knowledge. When staff are properly prepared, their cont ribution can be extraordinary.’

Source-BM
SRI
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Startling Expose – Physicians Often Have No Regular Source Of Health Car
2. Want a Healthy brew? Have some Tea!
3. Healthcare sector is now a multi billion-dollar industry in India
4. Exclusive breast-feeding advised for six months in infants recommends World Health Organization
5. Health at heights
6. Health Officials Recommend Flu Vaccine
7. Slightly High BP Poses Health Risk
8. Unsatisfactory Grade On Womens Health Issues
9. Iodex goes to SmithKline Beecham consumer Healthcare
10. Healthy Medicine Or Harmful Intoxicant?
11. Healthy snacks improve nutrition of kids
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented its first-ever “Issue of ... in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the outstanding work of leading ... and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, we recognize the efforts ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... National recruitment firm Slone Partners is pleased to ... genomics experience, as Vice President of North American Capital Sales at HTG Molecular ... the sales team in the commercialization of the HTG EdgeSeq system and associated reagents ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Finally, a bruise cream that really works. Originally designed to reduce ... post-surgical treatment plans of a variety of other procedures including, but not limited to, ... bruising and causes a rapid resolution of bruising and inflammatory changes compared to no ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... SpiritQuest Sedona Retreats, located in Arizona has re-located to ... vortex sites: Cathedral Rock, Airport Mesa, and Boynton Canyon. The new retreat center ... as well as the Sedona Rouge, both popular accommodations for SpiritQuest clients. The ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... 23, 2016 , ... vcfo, a consulting firm that provides ... announce the promotion of Mike Mackey to Regional Vice President of Southeast Texas. ... responsible for managing client projects and overseeing vcfo financial consultants in the Houston ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 According to ... Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length ... Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends ... report studies the market for the forecast period of ... USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  MedSource announced ... as its e-clinical software solution of choice.  This ... best possible value to their clients by offering ... The preferred relationship establishes nowEDC as the EDC ... for MedSource,s full-service clients.  "nowEDC has long been ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016  In a startling report released today, National ... by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. ... of how states are tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded ... – Kentucky , New Mexico ... . Of the 28 failing states, three – Michigan ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: