RNs - Namibia

Protecting Nurses/Midwives From Aids

New Era (Windhoek), November 28, 2005

In 2001, among the 35 million health care workers across the world, 170 000 of them were infected with HIV due to occupational exposure to blood and body fluids of their patients. More than 90% of those infections have occurred in the developing countries.

Due to the nature of their profession, our nurses and midwives are highly exposed to HIV and many other infections for 24 hours a day. ... Protecting

Kenyan Nurses On the Way

Wezi Tjaronda, New Era (Windhoek), November 3, 2005

Windhoek - Despite efforts to train nurses in the country, the public as well as private health sectors have vacancies for more than 1 400 registered and enrolled nurses. This figure can be broken down to 500 enrolled nurses and 900 registered nurses.

The recruitment of 103 nurses from Kenya, whose applications are being processed by the Public Service Commission, is thus just a drop in the ocean compared to the need that exists, says Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS) Permanent Secretary, Dr Kalumbi Shangula. ... Kenyan

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