Development for a quality improvement training programme for health professionals in the ministry of health and social services in Namibia

  • Authors

    • Julia Paul Nangombe 1Quality Assurances and Quality Improvement. Office of Vice President, Veterans Affairs, Republic of Namibia
    • Hans Justus Amukugo University of Namibia
  • Development, Quality Improvement, Training Programme, Health Professionals
  • The paper describes the steps followed in the development of a quality improvement training programme for health professionals. This was echoed by the facts that the health professionals are facing in their quest for quality health care delivery. In Namibia, most health care facilities have not been yielding good results in response to patients’ health care needs. Health care dynamics are complex and inundated with several factors; among others new methods, speed of improving medical science and technology, as well as increasing demands of the clients to address emerging and re-emerging diseases.

    In order to achieved that the five phases of programme development by Meyer and Van Niekerk (2008) were modified to facilitate the programme development. Quality improvement training for health professionals. Those five phases were situational analysis; conceptual framework; developing of the training programme; development of the guidelines for the implementation; and Evaluation of training programme.

    Author Biography

    • Hans Justus Amukugo, University of Namibia

      Dr Hans Justus Amukugo holds a PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Namibia.  He is specializing in Nursing science, education and health service management. Currently he is a lecturer, member of Unam postgraduate committee, supervisor for master and PhD students teach research methodology, co- coordinator of undergraduate and postgraduate research activities at the School of nursing and Public health. His research interests are qualitative research, model, and theory and programme development in health perspectives. E – Mail address:

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    Nangombe, J. P., & Amukugo, H. J. (2016). Development for a quality improvement training programme for health professionals in the ministry of health and social services in Namibia. International Journal of Health, 4(1), 40-45.