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The experiences of dentists in the management planning of oral health services in Lesotho, Africa

 Anthony  Umunna

Dr Anthony Umunna

qualifications: MA

position: Dental registrar


Umunna Anthony is currently an expatriate dentist with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Government of Lesotho. He graduated as a Dentist (B.D.S) from the University of Benin, Nigeria, and obtained a masters degree (MA) in Health and Welfare Management from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. His masters' dissertation was on oral health management planning in Lesotho, which found amongst other things that transportation could seriously hamper PHC services and has serious implications for health access and therefore equity of health services. He has also worked as an expatriate in Zimbabwe with the Southern Provincial Medical Directorate from 2002-2005.And in his work in Lesotho since 2005 contributed in the preparation of a draft Oral Health Policy and the data management and analysis of the 2010-2011 School Oral Health Survey. His future interest is in health services research and to assist in capacity building for policy makers and health managers in Africa in the future.

Sindiwe  James

Sindiwe James

qualifications: PhD

position: Seniour lecturer

South Africa

Lecturer and Subject Head: Midwifery

Esmeralda  Ricks

Esmeralda Ricks

qualifications: PhD

position: Lecturer

South Africa

I am a lecturer in the Nursing Science Department at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. My reserach interests are in the fields of primary health care, epidemiology and community nursing science with special emphasis on TB, healthcare models and the use of information technolgy in nursing.

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