Our partnership with Malawi started in 2010 and is based on both establishing new in-country child health training and reviewing workforce development needs. At this time, Malawi had just one registered paediatric nurse, and she was retired. Recognising the countries great need for more paediatric nurses, the decision was made to start sending registered nurses to Cape Town to study at UCT.
Five years on, 29 children’s nurses have been trained and returned to work in Malawi, and the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative has helped the team at Queen Elizabeth College of Nursing to establish a new in-country training hub in Blantyre which will generate between 50 and 60 children’s nurses each year from 2016 onwards.
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