Pilot Public-Health Initiatives Program with United Methodist University in Liberia
We’ve been quiet lately at Nursing For All but we’ve been busy! We’re very excited to announce the launch of a new pilot program with the United Methodist University Nursing School in Monrovia and Ganta, Liberia.
The Nurse Lead Public Health Initiatives Program is a sponsored paid fellowship program for nurses in Liberia that will support them in designing, implementing and executing public health initiatives in their own communities. We want to empower local nurses to identify and solve public health problems that they’re uniquely positioned to address. We hope these programs will cover a broad range of public health concerns – home visits for the disabled, support groups for the mentally ill – whatever services are most needed in the communities these amazing nurses serve.
Our goal at NFA is to create opportunities for nursing education and career development in the developing world to combat the flow of nurses out of the places that need them most, and to leverage the incredible talent networks already available in these communities. Our pilot partnership with the UMU in Liberia represents an exciting opportunity to tackle these challenges head-on. Keep an eye on this space for information as we recruit and launch our inaugural class of NFA fellows.
New Video About Online Sources of Public Health Data
Nursing for All Board member Richard Garfield has posted a video about online sources of public health data. Dr. Garfield’s presentation, done in conjunction with the Assessment Capacities Project, is focused on disaster relief, but it is useful to anyone interested in public health. Video can be found at http://www.acaps.org/.
Nursing for All is looking for partners!
NFA is seeking nursing schools in low income countries that think they would benefit from Nursing for All’s services in fundraising, curriculum development, and the recruitment of volunteer faculty. Interested schools should email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll get back to you ASAP. Hope to hear from you soon!
Happy International Nurses’ Day!
Nursing for All would like to thank nurses everywhere for their many contributions to health and happiness!