Training mental health workers

Training mental health workers

Since 2014 ZHTS has been supporting the mental health training of nurses working in the major psychiatric hospitals in Zimbabwe. Mental health in Zimbabwe continues to be marginalised, poorly resourced and largely institutionally based. ZHTS is addressing this comprehensive mental health challenge in Zimbabwe with a training package that brings together recent research in mental health. It includes: How to manage risk appropriately while promoting recovery. Demonstrate the ability to help mental health patients to move from survival to recovery in a simulated environment. Demonstrate the ability to promote healing relationships between nurses and patients in a simulated environment. Challenge […]

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Supporting family medicine

Supporting family medicine

Family doctors are critical to Zimbabwe’s health system but, until now, there has been no specific training programme for doctors who want to develop a career in family medicine. ZHTS is helping to change that. In Zimbabwe most doctors work as generalists either in the public sector or private practice. Those working for government, municipalities and mission hospitals support nurses who provide primary health care while dealing with more complex cases themselves. Such doctors are frequently largely unsupported, but have to deal with a wide range of challenging medical and surgical problems. In a typical day these doctors may carry […]

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Skills database

Skills database

ZHTS has been building up a database of health professionals in the UK who can support their fellow workers in Zimbabwe. A survey of ZHTS members has identified a number who would be willing to share their skills with colleagues in Zimbabwe.  These include doctors from a wide range of specialities but also health professionals from other disciplines with important skills in, for example, infection control, clinical governance, medical sonograpy, health commissioning and research methods.  Many have expressed a willingness to fund themselves on a visit to Zimbabwe. These are just some of the fields in which UK health professionals have offered […]

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