International collaboration to enhance the fight against HIV/AIDS: Report of a consultative meeting between the University of Buea in Cameroon and the Goldfarb School of Nursing in the USA

  • Dickson S. Nsagha | nsaghads@hotmail.com University of Buea, Cameroon.
  • Neal Rosenburg Goldfarb School of Nursing, St Louis, Missouri, USA, United States.
  • Holly Diesel Goldfarb School of Nursing, St Louis, Missouri, USA, United States.
  • Clement M. Sab Department of Nursing, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon, Cameroon.
  • Donna Taliaferro Goldfarb School of Nursing, Barnes Jewish College, United States.

Abstract

HIV/AIDS is a major public health pandemic affecting the development, survival and life of young people both in Cameroon and the USA. Youths are more adaptive to change and less hindered by prejudice than adults. Student-to-student peer mentoring is a non-formal way for students to learn new life skills and different cross-cultural values. We report on a two-day consultative meeting on developing international collaboration for the fight against HIV/AIDS between Cameroonian and USA nursing students. We used adult learning approaches consisting of presentations, discussions, questions and answer sessions, role plays and demonstrations. Deliberations and resolutions from the consultative meeting enabled the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buea to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Goldfarb School of Nursing in the USA on HIV/AIDS international collaboration paving the way forward for more developmental health projects in this domain.

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Author Biographies

Dickson S. Nsagha, University of Buea

Department of Public Health and Hygiene

Rank: Lecturer

Neal Rosenburg, Goldfarb School of Nursing, St Louis, Missouri, USA
Assistant Professor, Goldfarb School of Nursing, St Louis, Missouri, USA
Holly Diesel, Goldfarb School of Nursing, St Louis, Missouri, USA
Assistant Professor, Goldfarb School of Nursing
Clement M. Sab, Department of Nursing, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon
Department of Nursing, University of Buea, Lecturer
Donna Taliaferro, Goldfarb School of Nursing, Barnes Jewish College

Professor

Associate Dean for Research

Goldfarb School of Nursing

Published
2011-09-05
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Keywords:
Public health, nursing, HIV/AIDS, student peer mentoring
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How to Cite
Nsagha, D. S., Rosenburg, N., Diesel, H., Sab, C. M., & Taliaferro, D. (2011). International collaboration to enhance the fight against HIV/AIDS: Report of a consultative meeting between the University of Buea in Cameroon and the Goldfarb School of Nursing in the USA. Journal of Public Health in Africa, 2(2), e22. https://doi.org/10.4081/jphia.2011.e22

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