P-BW-IBD-002

Project Details
ID: P-BW-IBD-002 Name: TRAINING OF HEALTH PERSONNEL (ADF) Status: Closed Country: Botswana
Sector: Social Approval date: 15-oct-1975 Task Manager: MUCHENJE Walter, OSHD3
Total cost: 5244000
Currency: UAC
Source(s) of financing
ADF: 4500000
Government: 744000
Implementing Agency: GOVERNMENT OF BOTSWANA

Objectives

The objective of the project in expanding accommodation and other facilities at NHI is to enable an increase in the output of registered Nurse/Midwives from 23 in 1975 to 75 a year beginning 1985 ; an increase of 226%. Similarly NHI's output of Health Assistants will rise from 11 in 1975 to 25 in 1983, an increase of 126%. In the case of the Enrolled Nurses program, the project will enable an annual intake of 40 students and an annual output of about 38 beginning 1983.

Description

The project consists of two components : (i) expansion of the national Healt Institute in Gaborone to add. a) accommodation for an additional 264 students bringing the total to 414; b) 5 extra classrooms to seat 45 students each; c) 1 lecture theatre to seat 150 ; d) a library ; e) a kitchen ; f) dining room/recreation hall ; g) staff offices ; h) stores and workshop.

Benefits

At present only an estimated 20% of the population are within easy travel distance of a health facility. By making more nurses available to staff the ambitious program of building health posts and clinics already launched by the government, the project will enable a considerable increase in the coverage of the health care system. It will also substantially benefit preventive health, nutrition and public health education generally.

Rational

The objective of the project in expanding accommodation and other facilities at NHI is to enable an increase in the output of registered Nurse/Midwives from 23 in 1975 to 75 a year beginning 1985 ; an increase of 226%. Similarly NHI's output of Health Assistants will rise from 11 in 1975 to 25 in 1983, an increase of 126%. In the case of the Enrolled Nurses program, the project will enable an annual intake of 40 students and an annual output of about 38 beginning 1983.