EuroSafe Imaging 2020
Action 13 - Stakeholder engagement and collaboration, Management, Professional issues, Radioprotection / Radiation dose, PACS, RIS, Teleradiology, Radiation safety, Safety, Socio-economic issues, Economics, Education and training, Quality assurance, Not applicable
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 Africa, giving more people in remote areas there and around the world access to better care.
Likewise, easier access to data helps both health professionals and policymakers make better-informed decisions about how to continue to improve and perform the system. Even with these strides, however, the continent’s health care system faces big challenges to match health work force supply and demand.
Contemporary discussions in radiation protection entail a systematic articulation of the African health system as well as an explanation of how the professionals apprehend reality and interpret their experiences. Two emergent notions of justification in the context of radiation protection in Africa, are related to the culture and the knowledge . To avoid to be left behind the progress and the international actions for safety is recommended, to provide an efficient response for a good medical practice, ensuring that the benefits outweigh risks in all radiological medical procedures using customized systems adapted to the heterogeneous African context The establishment and implementation of regulations to standardize with the development of policies, guidelines the practice of radiation is required and need to be adapted to the specific status of the health system in Africa. The discussion on whether or not there is a radiation protection and ongoing debate in the discourse on African that concerns itself with the skills, its sources, limits and the problems that emanate from the best processing of knowledge and implementation. To improve the value of the needs these principles of justification and optimization must be driven by a good medical practice and the safe use of radiation. It is requested to all the stakeholders and the international organizations to develop national and regional action plan constructed from current discussions about conceptions in African thought and realities ensuring Africa’s patients the same quality and safety.