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TAU’s Zambia campus is a Tier-1 private medical school located in Zambia. A coveted college, TAU, Zambia, is known for its advanced infrastructure and curriculum. It is designed exclusively to build world-class doctors and healthcare practitioners for Zambia and the world. TAU, Zambia provides students the opportunity to experience international medical education. TAU aims to give students the exposure and guidance required to excel in a dynamic and demanding medical field. Students of TAU are put through an intensive academic program that combines theoretical knowledge and practical experiences. That produces professionals who are ready to tackle the challenging field of medicine and offer world-class care. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: The Demand for Doctors in Zambia


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The Demand for Doctors in Zambia
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  • There has been an insatiable demand for doctors
    and health professionals all around the world.
    The situation is worse for those who live in
    rural areas of the country. Many have to travel
    around 300 Kilometers to reach the nearest
    hospital. This is especially an issue when
    emergency care is needed for pregnant women.

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The State of Healthcare in Zambia
  • Even those who reach the hospitals have to wait
    in a long queue before getting the medical
    attention they require.

According to the Medical Journal of Zambia and
the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates
that the Doctor-patient ratio is 11200 which
shows the pressing demand for doctors in Zambia.
This is way beyond the acceptable standard of
1500. This shows that Zambia has a shortage of
3,000 doctors. To address this shortage, the
Zambian government has trained non-physician
clinicians (NPCs) to perform minor surgical
procedures, which are usually reserved for
doctors. This process is referred to as
task-shifting. Although recommended by WHO, this
process raises concerns due to its safety for the
patients involved in the procedure.
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The Brain-Drain Phenomenon
  • Despite being one of the highest paying jobs,
    Zambia also faces issues to retain its medical
    graduates. Candidates form the university of
    Zambia tend to move to other countries in search
    of better-paying and higher-learning
    opportunities leaving many health posts vacant.
  • Safety for Health Workers
  • Historically, many Zambian health workers have
    been not spared by HIV/AIDS pandemic. They are
    unable to contain the spread of the virus due to
    the requirement of services in complexity and
    quantity.
  • The Top Ten Diseases Affecting Zambia
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Neonatal disorders
  • Lower respiratory infections
  • Tuberculosis
  • Diarrheal diseases
  • ischemic heart disease
  • Malaria
  • Stroke
  • Congenital disabilities
  • Cirrhosis

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Steps Taken by the Zambian Government andthe
Community
  • The ministry of health Zambia has rolled out a
    seven-year plan to upgrade the medical
    infrastructure. Plans are underway to build
    around 650 health centers across the country to
    address this issue. Health services in Zambia
    still have a long way to go.
  • The Ministry of Health Zambia shows that there is
    a shortage of human resources around three
    thousand doctors in the country. Even with NGOs
    lending a helping hand, the numbers are still
    unbalanced. With the ever-growing rate of
    population, one cannot deny the fact that
    healthcare in Zambia needs urgent attention.

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UNICEF health officials attend to sick patients
in Internally Displaced Persons Camp in
Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, on February 4,
2016. The Nigerian city of Maiduguri has been
among the worst affected by Boko Haram Islamists
deadly insurgency. The bloody six-year insurgency
by the Islamist group Boko Haram, is estimated to
have caused the deaths of 17,000 people and
forced more than 2.6 million others to flee their
homes. / AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
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  • According to the deputy minister of public
    health, Mr. Chitalu Chilufya, Almost all the
    students who graduate from the Zambian medical
    school end up practicing. Over sixteen-thousand
    health, personnel was recruited since 2016.
    Candidates tend to move to other countries,
    especially the UK, for more excellent
    opportunities, the minister said.
  • The first lady of Zambia, Ester Lungu, stated
    that they need to address the issue of nurses
    leaving their posts from rural areas. These areas
    where their services are in dire need. Lady
    Esther Lungu also promised to contribute more to
    the healthcare system through her foundation
    Esther Lungu Foundation
  • The ongoing activists moment has demanded the
    government for more medical centers and health
    professionals to assign to said centers. Pursuing
    a career in the medical field right now can
    become a fantastic opportunity to serve the
    people and the nation.

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Current Challenges Faced by the Medical Sector
  • Challenges faced by the medical sector of Zambia
    in modern times according to WHO
  • In-efficient management due to centralized
    decision structure.
  • High attrition rates from pre-service training
    and employment.
  • High worker morbidity and mortality due to
    HIV/AIDS.
  • Fewer teaching staff and graduates. The fast
    decline of graduates overall service quality due
    to insufficient training.
  • Lack of funding for proper infrastructure and
    equipment.

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Why Do You Have to Set up a Career in Medicine?
  • There are various advantages one can experience
    if he/she chooses to pursue medicine in Zambia.
  • Job Security
  • Since there is a growing requirement for doctors
    in Zambia, Job security will not be an issue.
  • Landscape for Innovation
  • Zambia has quickly has become a landscape for
    medical innovation. Tech companies have
    introduced new tools and procedures to tackle
    many medical obstacles. Candidates will
    automatically become early adopters of such
    advancements, which will add value to their
    careers.

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  • Job Fulfillment
  • The medical profession is rated the highest in
    job satisfaction around the world. Nothing feels
    as good as helping people in need.
  • Decent Pay
  • Doctors are the best-paid professions in Zambia
    you will never feel undervalued.
  • Opportunity to Go Abroad
  • Doctors are the most sought-after job not only in
    Zambia but also around the world. You will have a
    chance to move overseas if you choose to, unlike
    other fields that have limited potential.

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Consider Texila American University (TAU)
  • TAUs Zambia campus is a Tier-1 private medical
    school located in Zambia. A coveted college, TAU,
    Zambia, is known for its advanced infrastructure
    and curriculum. It is designed exclusively to
    build world-class doctors and healthcare
    practitioners for Zambia and the world.
  • TAU, Zambia provides students the opportunity to
    experience international medical education. TAU
    aims to give students the exposure and guidance
    required to excel in a dynamic and demanding
    medical field. Students of TAU are put through an
    intensive academic program that combines
    theoretical knowledge and practical experiences.
    That produces professionals who are ready to
    tackle the challenging field of medicine and
    offer world-class care.

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HPFP Program
  • The Health Professionals Foundation Program
    (HPFP) at TAU, Zambia, has been crafted to
    prepare students for the MBChB course. It offers
    a firm footing in natural sciences and behavioral
    sciences. The course serves as a bedrock for the
    core concepts of medical sciences. Which will be
    crucial for their understanding of concepts and
    terms during their MBChB course.
  • MBChB Program The Bachelors of Medicine and
    Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) program is aimed at
    training students to become competent doctors.
    With the necessary knowledge, skills, and
    attitude to succeed in a dynamic environment. The
    program offers a broad and detailed approach to
    healthcare education. The MBChB curriculum that
    is balanced between preventive, curative,
    rehabilitative, and promotive healthcare.

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