have group of 30 students. The majority of nurses come from the peripheral clinics in the surrounding area. One sister came from the Caprivi Strip: she spent 12 hours getting here. We also have two nursing lecturers from the University of Namibia who are based at Oshakati Hospital and two of the senior sisters from the department of health. The majority of the sisters are involved in cervical screening programmes. One of the challenges they face is the variable time they wait for the results: some sisters wait for a few weeks. Others say they wait for many months before getting the results.
There is one oncologist and one radiotherapist in the Namibian public sector. They are all in Windhoek.
At the beginning of the morning we concentrated on clinical assessment of a woman with a breast problem. Once again, we had our good looking model: Dr Oscar Benyera. In the afternoon, we were joined by Dr Brown.
|Maria at the cytology workshop|
I taught the workshop on the limitations of the use of cytology. I was very impressed at the knowledge of the nurses I taught.
Many thanks to the people who have made the course happen. The Namibian Department of Health, the University of Namibia Medical School and our sponsors: Novartis and Pathcare. It has been a real pleasure having Dr Oscar Benyera and Susan van Zyl with us: thank you.
Susan van Zyl and Oscar Benyera