Healthcare Providers Preparedness to Manage COVID-19

Healthcare Providers Preparedness to Manage COVID-19

Many healthcare providers in developing countries, including Ghana, have voiced concerns about their lack of preparedness as well as that of their health facilities to handle COVID-19 infections. Some have also expressed fears of being infected as well as the resulting effects on them and their families. Yet, few studies are documenting and examining these in Ghana and Kenya. We are conducting an explanatory sequential mixed-methods study using a cross-sectional online survey followed by in-depth interviews to document these concerns and to examine the associated psychological effects. The findings will guide COVID-19 preparedness and inform the policy debates in Ghana and Kenya.

 

 

Collaborators

Patience Afulani

MNCH Title
Assistant Professor
Primary Affiliation
University of California San Francisco

Koku Awoonor-Williams

MNCH Title
Former Director of Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
Primary Affiliation
Ghana Health Service

Jerry John Nutor

MNCH Title
Assistant Professor, Family Health Care Nursing
Primary Affiliation
University of California San Francisco

Raymond Akawire Aborigo

MNCH Title
Deputy Chief Health Research Officer
Primary Affiliation
Navrongo Health Research Centre
Funder
UCSF
Key Partners
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Kenya MOH
KEMRI
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