The burden from communicable and non-communicable diseases, including the socio-economic impact of these, has adversely affected development in Africa due to a poor or absent legislative and regulatory framework for radiation protection in many countries, an inadequate awareness of the radiology safety policies an insufficient awareness about radiation doses and the associated risks in the other health professions , an Inequitable distribution of radiation facilities, equipment and skilled personnel , and the financial and political constraints Technology is transforming how health care is delivered in...
Description of activity and work performed
The radiation-safety campaign in Africa, known asthe Afrosafe Rad campaign was launched in 2015 to support the Bonn Call for Action issued in 2012 by the IAEA and WHO.This campaign which was ratified under the umbrella of the African Society of Radiology (ASR)has the missionof ensuring afavourable benefit-risk ratio in the use of ionizing radiation in medicine through encouraging adherence to international safety standards and guidelines.
Afrosafe Rad promote adherence to policies, strategies and activities for the promotion of radiation safety and for maximization of...
Conclusion and recommendations
A strategy for the implementation of Afrosafe Rad should be graded for Africa as part of a needs-based improvement program. It should be tailored and selected to sub- regions and countries based on the resources and needs but also the culture and the languages; changing the way of the professionals operate is vital to meet current safety health challenges, considering that people, and therefore healthcare organizations, are inherently resistant to change.
To deal with the growing demand for the safety policy, radiation protection measures needs...
B. Mansouri; Algiers/DZ - nothing to disclose
Afrosafe Rad / WHOhttps://www.who.org
Afrosafe Rad / IAEAhttps://www.iaea.org
Afrosafe Rad / ESRhttps://www.myesr.org
Afrosafe Rad / ISRhttps://www.isr.org
Bonn call for action/IAEA https://www.iaea.org
Bonn call for action/WHO https://www.who.org