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  1. Immigrants' and refugees' unmet reproductive health demands in Botswana: Perceptions of public healthcare providers

    Immigrants' and refugees' unmet reproductive health demands in Botswana: Perceptions of public healthcare providers

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: The healthcare of Batswana (citizens of Botswana) as indicated in the country's Vision 2016 is one of the top priorities of the government of Botswana, yet Botswana's National Health Policy, the Immigration Policy and the National Sexual and Reproductive...
  2. Attitudes of women and men living with HIV and their healthcare providers towards pregnancy and abortion by HIV-positive women in Nigeria and Zambia

    Attitudes of women and men living with HIV and their healthcare providers towards pregnancy and abortion by HIV-positive women in Nigeria and Zambia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Fertility decisions among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) are complicated by disease progression, the health of their existing children and possible antiretroviral therapy (ART) use, among other factors. Using a sample of HIV-positive women (n = 353) and men (n...
  3. Barriers to antiretroviral therapy initiation for HIV-positive children aged 2–18 months in Swaziland

    Barriers to antiretroviral therapy initiation for HIV-positive children aged 2–18 months in Swaziland

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Although early antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces HIV-related mortality in children by up to 75%, almost half of HIV-positive children younger than 1 year old in Swaziland do not initiate ART. This study was conducted to identify barriers to early ART...
  4. Knowledge, attitudes and practice of healthcare providers regarding contraceptive use in adolescence in Mahalapye, Botswana

    Knowledge, attitudes and practice of healthcare providers regarding contraceptive use in adolescence in Mahalapye, Botswana

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Introduction: Adolescent pregnancy is a global public health problem, for which healthcare providers (HCPs) play a critical role to prevent unintended pregnancy. This study investigated the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of HCPs towards the use of contraceptives in adolescents.
  5. Training of Professional Psychologists for Africa: Community Psychology or Community Work?

    Training of Professional Psychologists for Africa: Community Psychology or Community Work?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    If the practice of psychology is to be relevant to environmental realities and context sensitive then conscious consideration must be given to the psychology training programme. Training programmes should give due recognition to the historical, political, social, economic and cultural...
  6. Cultural Embeddedness of Health, Illness and Healing: Prospects for Integrating Indigenous and Western Healing Practices

    Cultural Embeddedness of Health, Illness and Healing: Prospects for Integrating Indigenous and Western Healing Practices

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Culture influences conceptualizations about illness, health and healthcare. In this article we argue that Western-oriented health care models have limited success when applied to health conditions of people of non-Western cultures and contend that culture is an important factor in...
  7. Victim Empowerment Programme in a Selected Municipality of the Eastern Cape, South Africa: Service Provider Perceptions

    Victim Empowerment Programme in a Selected Municipality of the Eastern Cape, South Africa: Service Provider Perceptions

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    An exploratory qualitative study was conducted to assess service providers' perceptions of the Victim Empowerment Programme (VEP) with a focus on VEP knowledge, management, communication, empowerment, utilization and accessibility of services in a selected district of the Eastern Cape of...
  8. Counselling on Rails: Social Accountability Learning Among South African Psychology Students

    Counselling on Rails: Social Accountability Learning Among South African Psychology Students

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated the utility of train transportation health care service in a North Eastern South African region. Participants were seven psychology graduate students at a South African university. They completed reflective journals on their subjective experience and objective reporting...
  9. Knowledge and perception of HIV/AIDS among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Ogun State, Nigeria

    Knowledge and perception of HIV/AIDS among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Ogun State, Nigeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Mother-to-child transmission of HIV (MTCT) is responsible for more than 90% of the cases of HIV infection in infants and children in sub-Saharan Africa. Accurate data on the knowledge and perceptions of HIV/AIDS among women attending antenatal clinics in Nigeria...
  10. Implementation of the national programme for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: a rapid assessment in Cacadu district, South Africa

    Implementation of the national programme for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: a rapid assessment in Cacadu district, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    To conduct a rapid assessment of the prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-HIV (PMTCT) programme in two of the three local service areas in Cacadu district, Eastern Cape province, South Africa, we designed an exploratory study using a mixed-methods approach. Quantitative and qualitative data on...