Sharon Kibwana

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BACKGROUND HIV infection increases a woman's risk for cervical cancer, and cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates are higher in countries with high HIV prevalence and limited resources for screening. Visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) allows screening and treatment of cervical lesions in a single-visit approach (SVA), but data on its(More)
Cervical cancer ranks as the third most common cancer in women worldwide and is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in women, with an estimated 270,000 deaths annually. Over 85% of both cervical cancer cases and deaths occur in developing countries with only 5% of global cancer resources (Lancet 2010). Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in(More)
BACKGROUND Efforts to address shortages of health workers in low-resource settings have focused on rapidly increasing the number of higher education programs for health workers. This study examines selected competencies achieved by graduating Bachelor of Science and nurse anesthetist students in Ethiopia, a country facing a critical shortage of anesthesia(More)
Ethiopia has rapidly expanded training programs for associate clinician anesthetists in order to address shortages of anesthesia providers. However, retaining them in the public health sector has proven challenging. This study aimed to determine anesthetists’ intentions to leave their jobs and identify factors that predict turnover intentions. A nationally(More)
BACKGROUND Ethiopia has successfully expanded training for midwives and anesthetists in public institutions. This study explored the perceptions of trainers (instructors, clinical lab assistants and preceptors) towards the adequacy of students' learning experience and implications for achieving mastery of core competencies. METHODS In-depth interviews(More)
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