With support from USAID's flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program, nursing and midwifery students in Tanzania benefit from new computers, well-stocked libraries and aptly-equipped clinical skills labs.
Simulation using models and activities that mimic the reality of patient care are an important component of the midwifery education and have been linked to marked improvements in retaining knowledge and skills, and in building confidence in students practicing health providers.
As a health care provider in rural Zambia, nurse-midwife Michael Mweetwa Chinene struggled to stay current with evolving best practices in HIV and tuberculosis care.
“I have a very busy schedule at my facility,” said Chinene, who works in Mazabuka District in the Southern Province,
Melekoza, Ethiopia—Adugna Ayele and her husband Endrias Samuel have buried more children than they have living with them now. Of the six children Adugna delivered at home with the help of a traditional birth attendant, four died within the first month of life.
Teruwork Gultie, Abraham Mengistu and Alena Skeels
Developing leaders on surgical teams is a key strategy of the Safe Surgery 2020 Initiative now underway in Ethiopia; the goal is to deliver high-quality surgical services and reduce surgery-related deaths.
To meet the needs of its people, the government of Ethiopia is working to build up its health workforce. As a result, the nurse-to-population ratio rose from 1 per 5,000 in 2009 to 1 per 2,132 in 2014.1 Despite efforts to retain these workers, however, a recent study of nurses working