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.
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.
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.
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MEET OUR GRANTEES
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
The partnership between Birmingham City University – Lusaka College of Nursing and Midwifery is supporting six early career specialist nurses from emergency and trauma, operating theatre, and critical care in Zambia. In this blog, the Fellows share their views on the importance of leadership and quality improvement training led by specialised nurses for nurses.
MEET OUR PARTNERS
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 (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
Nura Aided Ibrahim, Country Director, THET Somalia/Somaliland
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.
WITH THANKS TO
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.