Vhonani O. Netshandama

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Voluntary counseling services are seen as a cost-effective strategy for HIV prevention and management because they help people to cope with their illness and reduce infection rates in others. This study explored and described the experiences of 20 nurses who rendered voluntary counseling in the Vhembe district, Limpopo Province, South Africa. A qualitative(More)
The Dzimauli community is located in the Vhembe district in the northern part of Limpopo Province, South Africa. The district is bordered by Botswana and Zimbabwe to the north and Mozambique to the East. The study site population is entirely blacks and 53% female, with a mean household size of 6 persons. Through a consultative process, we engaged and(More)
Ward sisters/managers are without doubt the professional gate keepers of the ward environment yet there are activities in that environment for which they do not seem to take full responsibility, namely that of the clinical learning of nursing students. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of the ward manager in creating a conducive clinical(More)
Researchers have long studied the causes and prevention strategies of poor household water quality and early childhood diarrhea using intervention-control trials. Although the results of such trails can lead to useful information, they do not capture the complexity of this natural/engineered/social system. We report on the development of an agent-based(More)
The purpose of this research study was to identify the cultural health practices of the Vatsonga in relation to the home care of children with measles. It was undertaken in the Giyani District of the Limpopo Province, in the Republic of South Africa. The qualitative, explorative and contextual design was used to conduct this project. Data was collected from(More)
Background: Impact evaluation of environmental and health programmes in developing economies enables identification of factors influencing programme efficiency and helps formulate strategies that optimize the benefits of these programmes. Most assessment methodologies employed in the past were based on statistical data analysis of various key health(More)
Breastfeeding is the fundamental aspect of child rearing that a woman copes with. It creates a wonderful bond between mothers and their babies. The importance of breast feeding to child health is highlighted by the yearly World Breastfeeding week (Forste, Weiss & Lippincott 2001:291). Breastfeeding promotions in the Northern province like anywhere else in(More)
The purpose of the study was to explore the experiences of primary health care nurses working in the clinics and health centres involved in the provision of free health care services. The research design followed was exploratory, descriptive and qualitative. The population of the study included all primary health care nurses working at the clinics and(More)
The current rate of tuberculosis infections as a result of new infections, as well as reinfections of patients is of concern to the disease control and policy-making bodies of South Africa. Questions regarding the effectiveness of tuberculosis policies and programmes emerge all the time. This study intended to evaluate the extent to which tuberculosis(More)
BACKGROUND In 1991, Riakona Community Rehabilitation Programme initiated community-based rehabilitation (CBR) in the Vhembe District of Limpopo Province. Subsequently, the South African government adopted the programme. AIM The aim of the study was to suggest an improvement in the model of providing CBR services. SETTING The study was conducted in six(More)