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Nursing Now Challenge Fellowship Programme

The Nursing Now Challenge Fellowship Programme aims to build the leadership of early-career nurses and midwives in Africa and Asia, in alignment with the Nursing Now Challenge.

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Nursing Now Challenge Fellowship - Quality Improvement Project Presentations

As part of our Nursing Now Challenge Fellowship programme, early-career nurses and midwives led Quality Improvement projects. The ‘NNC Fellowship – QI Project Presentations Days’ held in early December 2022 was an opportunity for all Fellows to present their Quality Improvement Projects, their progress to date, and challenges faced, and for everyone involved in the programme to celebrate their amazing accomplishments.

Please click on the links below to watch the project presentations.

DAY 1 | NNC Fellowship – Quality Improvement Project Presentations 

DAY 2 | NNC Fellowship – Quality Improvement Project Presentations 

DAY 3 | NNC Fellowship – Quality Improvement Project Presentations 

Funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing and managed by THET, the NNCF engages early-career nurses and midwives in low-and-lower middle-income countries (LMICs). Working through Health Partnerships, Fellows can share ideas and experiences with UK nurses and midwives

LMIC and UK nurses and midwives consistently testify to the added value of cross-border cooperation in their daily work, and to their institutions, by demonstrating improved confidence, leadership, morale, learning and innovation. The Fellowships will combine structured leadership training with the delivery of Quality Improvement (QI) projects led by nurses and midwives.


The programme aims to:

  • Increase leadership (confidence, competence and capability) of participating nurses and midwives, enabling them to be more effective and increase their leadership, influencing and decision-making abilities.
  • Raise the status of nursing and midwifery within Health Partnerships and within their multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Raise the status of women, who comprise the majority of the nursing and midwifery cadres, within the health workforce.
  • Improve quality of global health projects undertaken by health partnerships, and thus partnerships’ outcomes and impact.

THET is working in partnership with Ubora Quality Institute and University of Global Health Equity to provide the Leadership and Quality Improvement training to the early-career nurses and midwives involved in the Nursing Now Challenge Fellowship programme.

For any queries about the grant programme, please email grants@thet.org.



University of Salford – Kasusu Community Health Centre

Nottingham Trent University – Makerere University


Palliative Care Works – Tanzanian Episcopal Conference

University of Oxford – Muhimbili National Hospital


University of Huddersfield – Tribhuvan University


Cambridge Global Health Partnerships – Bo District General Hospital


Royal College of Midwives – Bangladesh Midwifery Society


University of Birmingham – University of Hargeisa


Birmingham City University – Lusaka College of Nursing and Midwifery


UK Faculty of Public Health – Ghana Public Health Association


Ubora Quality Institute

Ubora Institute, is a Pan African non-profit organisation incorporated in Ghana as “Ubora Quality Institute”, a company limited by guarantee under The Companies Code, 1963 (Act 179) with an operational base in Accra, Ghana. Ubora means “excellence, quality, or high standard” in Swahili. It underlines the Ubora Institute’s intent on not just being excellent in their operations and impact but to work to high standards to empower and equip health systems in Africa and other resource-constrained countries to do the same. Ubora Institute is leading on the Quality Improvement training offered to Fellows by the NNCF programme.

University of Global Health Equity

University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a health sciences university in Rwanda. An initiative of Partners In Health, UGHE is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institution. Launched in September 2015, UGHE is a new kind of university focused on delivering the highest quality of health care by addressing the critical social and systemic forces causing inequities and inefficiencies in health care delivery. UGHE is leading on the Leadership training offered to Fellows by the NNCF programme

“We are very excited to implement the Nursing Now Challenge Fellowship Programme. 61 Fellows will benefit from the expertise of nurse and midwife leaders who will be delivering leadership and quality improvement training while supporting the Fellows to identify and develop quality improvement projects. In turn, the fellows will develop the skills and expertise to improve health sector policy and service delivery in their respective countries.”

Nura Aided Ibrahim, Country Director, THET Somalia/Somaliland

Catch up on our launch event!

Training facilitators introduced the programme to our Fellows and the wider nursing and midwifery community, as well as discussing current challenges faced by the workforce.

To watch the recording, please click here.


The Burdett Trust for Nursing was established in 2002 and works to build nursing research capacity and capabilities; build nurse leadership capacity and capabilities; and support local nurse-led initiatives.