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Brown Bag Lunch Seminar looks at Integrated Schools Health Programme

The DENOSA Professional Institute’s (DPI) Brown Bag Lunch Seminar, held in collaboration with the University of South Africa (UNISA) looked at health professionals’ role in the roll out of the country’s Integrated Schools Health Programme at DENOSA head office in Pretoria on Friday08 August. 

Guest speaker, Professor N'Dri Assie-Lumumba, from Cornell University shared her wisdom on how local nurses can take lessons and get better prepared for the from her country’s launch of the primary education in Ivory Coast, where kids did not want to miss a day from school because of TVs which made learning an enjoyable experience for them.

“So there must be motivation in order for the programme (Integrated Schools Health Programme) to work.” 

Head of DPI, a professional wing of DENOSA, Dr Nozizwe Daphney Conco, said what has become clear is that nurses need to be capacitated on the programme so they could become effective on the programme. She said this will give them confidence to carry the work with diligence. 

Prof Lumumba says,IWC Replica Watches like any other new change that happens, South Africans should not expect things to happen smoothly and that resistance to change should be expected, because it is natural for resistance to be stage by even those who will benefit from handsomely from it in the end. And the programme is a change that will benefit the South Africa, she said. 

Also here is Professor Makube-Nkondo, DENOSA 1st Deputy President, health economist, Nomonde Madubula, Member of Parliament, Honorable Chana Pilane Majake and Professor Mary Maria Moleki from Unisa.

Nomonde Madubula said there is a greater need to synergize operations for a maximum impact on the grounds. She said lack of structures at district levels makes the implementation of NHI a major challenge, and that the programme in the country can learn from the Kenyan example where a multiplicity of departments got involved in the similar programme.