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In this online seminar, Professor Jackie Sturt will introduce the challenges faced in sub-Saharan Africa’s healthcare systems during COVID-19 and how her research collaboration sought to mitigate missed healthcare. She will describe the clinical trials carried out in Tanzania and Nigeria to evaluate remote consulting health worker training mitigations. The trial outcome evidence relating to access to health care, the safety of remotely delivered care and their trustworthiness will be presented.
Dr Kennedy Nkhoma will present in-depth evidence from the process evaluation that ran alongside the trial to understand how feasible and acceptable remotely delivered healthcare was to patients, health workers and health facility managers. They will conclude with an introduction to how they are upscaling remote consultation availability in a further eight African countries. A Q&A session will be held following the presentations.
Professor Jackie Sturt & Dr Kennedy Nkhoma are nurses and health services researchers undertaking and disseminating research across sub-Saharan Africa. Jackie is Chief Investigator of the remote consulting in primary health care (REaCH) trials. Kennedy collaborated in the process evaluation.