XIX International AIDS Conference

THSA14 Nursing and Midwifery: Strengthening a Critical Component of the Health Workforce
  Non-Commercial Satellite
Venue: Session Room 8
Time: 26.07.2012, 18:30 - 20:30
Chair: Wafaa El-Sadr, United States
Organiser: ICAP at Columbia University
A global workforce crisis has hindered access and quality of health care services in low-income countries hit hardest by HIV/AIDS. Shortages of nurses and midwives are particularly problematic in sub-Saharan Africa where only 103 nurses and midwives are available for every 100,000 people. In this session, ICAP Director Wafaa El-Sadr will share how ICAP is addressing the global workforce crisis by working with in-country partners to strengthen nursing and midwifery professions. Dr. El-Sadr will then moderate an expert panel who will discuss solutions to the crisis. Panelists include Dr. Jennifer Dohrn, program director of the ICAP Nurse Capacity Initiative; Dr. Address Malata, principal of the Kamuzu College of Nursing; Deborah Parham Hopson, associate administrator for HIV/AIDS in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration; and Deborah von Zinkernagel, principal deputy global AIDS coordinator in the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator.


D. Von Zinkernagel, United States
D. Parham-Hopson, United States
A. Malata, Malawi
J. Dohrn, United States

Powerpoints presentations
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