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HELP: THE WORLD NEEDS HEALTH WORKERS
By Jacqueline Lampe*
According to a report released by the WHO during the recently concluded third Global Forum for Human Resources for Health, the world is short of 72 million healthcare workers. In just over 20 years, this number is set to double if the situation is not addressed.
Africa has a drastic shortage of community health workers. Although many ministries of health have made a community health strategy an integral part of their approach to universal health coverage, the training and empowerment of community health workers (CHWs) remains a challenge. Many ministries face common challenges, such as expensive classroom training with unpredictable attendance, lack of reliable reporting from community health workers in the field, declining CHW engagement, and a high dropout rate in the absence of paid incentives. - Read here
WILL YOUR CHILDREN SPEAK YOUR INDIGENOUS AFRICAN LANGUAGE?
By Ato Bob*
“To have another language is to possess a second soul.” ‘Charlemagne’ (742 - 814, King of the Franks and Emperor of the Romans)
As soon as we are born we utter sounds which, with guidance of our parents and environment, develop into our most valuable tool for human interaction: language.
From that moment it is our most important medium to express ourselves towards others.
The language we then master will be our ‘mother tongue’ in which we then become a ‘native speaker’ as it is called. However nowadays more than often we acquire a second language also which we use frequently to communicate with others that don’t speak our mother tongue. Migrants are most often obliged to learn the language of their adopted country, while their children born there mostly make it their first language or become bilingual from the start. - Read here
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By A.G. Kleijweg
Dear TAB Readers,
With matters of immigration law, it is not always bad news; sometimes I can bring good news to the readers’ attention. In this article, I bring to your attention few important issues. Some are good news while others are only informative or warning.
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