The Impact of Tuberculosis on Zambia and the Zambian Work Force
Gosnell, D. J.
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In Zambia, the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) has greatly increased in the last 10 years. This article describes Zambia and highlights the country's use of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals as a frame work to guide TB treatment programmes. An overview of TB in Zambia is provided. Data related to TB cases at the country's main referral hospital the University Teaching Hospital (UTH), is discussed. Treatment policies and barriers are described. Zambian nurses have been greatly affected by the rise in the morbidity and mortality of nurses with TB. This article explains the impact of TB on the Zambian nursing work force. Review of Zambian government programmes designed to address this health nursing work force. Review of Zambian government programmes designed to address this health crisis and targeted interventions to reduce TB among nurses are offered.
CitationChanda, D.O. and Gosnell, D. J. (2006). The Impact of Tuberculosis on Zambia and the Zambian Work Force. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. 11 (1)
SponsorshipOffice of Global AIDS/US Department of State.
The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection--Zambia
Tuberculosis, Nursing Staff--Zambia
Tuberculosis on the Zambian nursing work force.
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