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 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)
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 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)
Acknowledgement / Funding Declaration We wish to acknowledge the support of the ARRA Framework Programs for Global Health Signature Innovations Initiative (R24 TW008798-01). We would also like to express our gratitude to the University of Virginia and University of Venda students and the community members who assisted in the data collection which informed(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 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)
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)
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)
Nursing education institutions are facing a challenge of realigning its functioning according to the changes that are taking place within the country. The intention of the government post apartheid was to correct the imbalances which were brought about by the apartheid government and the following regulations and policies influenced the change in nursing(More)