Non-Communicable Diseases, Emergency Care and Mental Health is the last of 13 Blended Learning Modules for the Ethiopian Health Extension Programme. Together with the practical skills training sessions that accompany each of the supported self-study texts, this programme will upgrade the Health Extension Workers who complete the curriculum to Health Extension Practitioners at Level-IV of the Ethiopian Occupational Standards. The upgrading programme is sponsored by the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and the Regional Health Bureaus (RHBs). The FMOH gratefully acknowledges the receipt of funding for this programme from the Ethiopian Office of UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund), The Open University UK, the Alan and Nesta Ferguson Foundation Trust UK, and AMREF (the African Medical and Research Foundation).
This Module on Non-Communicable Diseases, Emergency Care and Mental Health is in two parts and was produced by a team of Ethiopian experts, who were trained and supported by experts in blended learning pedagogy from the HEAT (Health Education and Training) Team for Africa at The Open University UK. The contributors of original material are:
The Academic Editors of Non-Communicable Diseases, Emergency Care and Mental Health are Dr Basiro Davey, Deputy Director (Ethiopia), HEAT Team at The Open University UK, Dr Rosa Hoekstra, Lecturer in Psychology in the Department of Life Sciences, and Wayne Taylor, Lecturer in Effective Practice in Youth Justice, Faculty of Health and Social Care, with contributions from Ali Wyllie, also from the Faculty of Health and Social Care, all at The Open University UK. The illustrations in colour were drawn by Dr Radmilla Mileusnic at The Open University. The black and white illustrations were drawn by Ato Tefere Wondimagegnehu, Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health. The other members of the HEAT Team are:
We acknowledge the vital contributions of the Programme Coordinators within Ethiopia:
The cover design for Non-Communicable Diseases, Emergency Care and Mental Health is by Chris Hough and Glen Darby, Learning and Teaching Solutions, The Open University UK. The cover photographs are reproduced with the permission of Dr Basiro Davey, Department of Life Sciences at The Open University.
The authors particularly wish to acknowledge our use in Study Session 17 of the model by Professor Vikram Patel from his book Where There is No Psychiatrist: A Mental Healthcare Manual (2003), published by Gaskell, London.
The opinions expressed in this Module are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of any of the donor organisations whose generous support made the production of Non-Communicable Diseases, Emergency Care and Mental Health possible.