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June 22, 2021 Africa Event

Global Health Compassion Rounds: Compassion, WASH, and Quality of Care

The world requires urgent action on WASH for the benefit of people across the world. Compassion is increasingly recognized as a critical consideration for health and development. The need for compassion—awareness, empathy and action—to be at the heart of quality of care efforts has never been so important. The confluence of these three areas—compassion/WASH/quality—requires active exploration to help us collectively accelerate urgent action. Join us as we learn how specific WASH tools are vectors for compassion in the health arena and explore how this “compassion-WASH-quality” triangulation can yield positive results for people.

Oct. 20, 2020 Africa Publication

Patient-centred care: The patients’ perspective – A mixed-methods pilot study

Patient centredness is a broad concept, a moral philosophy. Patient-centred care can be viewed as the actions of patient-centredness. One of the most pertinent actions that a healthcare practitioner can utilise to deliver patient-centred care is empathic communication. Whilst many medical programmes include empathetic communication skills as part of their curricula, the recipients of this care are not asked about the relevance of this teaching.

Oct. 20, 2020 Africa Publication

Why communities must be at the centre of the Coronavirus disease 2019 response: Lessons from Ebola and human immunodeficiency virus in Africa

As the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has spread globally, with no effective treatment or vaccine yet available, governments in many countries have put in place social interventions to control the outbreak. Communities are complex and only their members can inform public health experts about their lived realities, the community’s understanding of the outbreak and what will work locally to reduce transmission.