THET is managing two grants on behalf of the Burdett Trust of Nursing.
The Burdett Trust for Nursing is an independent charitable trust named after Sir Henry Burdett KCB, the founder of the Royal National Pension Fund for Nurses (RNPFN).
The Burdett Trust for Nursing was established in 2002 with the aim of making charitable grants to support the nursing contribution to healthcare. The Trust makes grants in support of nurse-led projects, using its funds to empower nurses and make significant improvements to the patient care environment, currently focusing on three main pillars: Building nursing research capacity and capabilities, Supporting nurses in their professional development, Supporting local nurse-led initiatives.
THET is managing two grants on behalf of the Burdett Trust of Nursing and will provide all necessary support to the grant holders (LMICs institutions) to ensure that they are able to carry out the project and maximise the positive impact of their grants.
PROJECT: The Nightingale Challenge Initiative: The Young Professionals Leadership Development Programme for Malawi
AIM: To support young nurses and midwives aged 35 years and younger in becoming leaders, innovators and advocates within the multi-disciplinary team through a strong mentoring program.
The six-month mentoring programme will enable young nurses and midwives to define their career goals, develop confidence and self-reflection and build relationships with clinical experts.
PROJECT: COVID-19 Preparedness in Lesotho
AIM: This is a COVID-19 response project with the objective to train nurses and midwives in ten district hospitals in Lesotho. Nurses and midwives will be trained on the modes of transmission of COVID-19, how to detect it, as well as on ways to prevent and control its spread, with the overarching goal to limit the potential impact of COVID-19 in Lesotho.
The trainings reignited the spirit of nursing and reminded the nurse-midwives of the proper ways of rendering nursing care.
Mpho Shelile - National University of Lesotho
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