It does not happen often that research is immediately applied in the field of healthcare – especially in South Africa with its complex health systems – yet such is the extraordinary success of a diabetes education project by collaborators from the Chronic Diseases Initiative for Africa (CDIA).
Anna Genu, 69, has been a community health worker for 28 years. Although she is an area manager now, she still sees herself as a community health worker (CHW). It is a calling, she says, not a job, which is why she still works, even though she has passed retirement age.
On the 6th December 2012, Faculty of Health Sciences' Department of Medicine and the Chronic Disease Initiative for Africa hosted a Centenary Academic debate with Prof Tim Noakes, Dr Jacques E Rossourw and Prof Jimmy Volmink as the moderator. Too view the debate click here. (Added: 24 May 2013)