A Tasmanian Ambulance and the Tasmanian University working with CfA delivering healthcare
Rosy Green, (Senior Lecturer, University of Tasmania, faculity of Nursing) has been working with Alisha Butterworth and Diana Butler, and four nursing students at The Tasmanian University, Susan Firth, Tiffany Guy, Rachael Reid and Charmaine Box to establish a Care for Africa Health Manual. The students presented papers on chamydia, schistosoma, malnutrition and helico bacter pylori.
This manual will be vital for our volunteers working out of the ambulance bringing effective primary acute and chronic health care to the people living in outlying communities in Tarime.
This semester we have another four students, Kerrie Lyons, Shauna Williams, Lilia Celeste, Kylie Carr and Kim Johnson. The students will be covering malaria, HIV, cultural care and intestinal worms.
… During our last visit our enthusiastic team of nurses established an extensive patient database with treatment and management plans some of which have already been effectively implemented.