Advert: JUBA COLLEGE OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY
JUBA COLLEGE OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY - JUBA, REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN
Would you like to visit South Sudan to help train nurses and midwives?
Experienced nurses and midwives needed to help with clinical teaching programme
Travel and accommodation costs covered - we just need your expertise
The Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery (JCONAM), was established three and a half years ago.
South Sudan has very high maternal mortality rates – 2054/100,000 of population compared with UK’s 7/100,000 – and infant mortality of 135/1000 live births. Graduates of JCONAM will therefore play an important role in the delivery of crucial antenatal, maternal and child health services.
Unfortunately, the graduation of the first batch of students at JCONAM has been delayed because of a shortage of tutors. In the UK, senior nurses and midwives supervise trainees on the wards and assess them against a set of predefined competences. This is not common practice in Juba, so the local ministry of health is appealing for two experienced volunteer nurses and two midwives from the UK to help with a ‘crash’ hands-on clinical teaching programme between the beginning of June and end of July to prepare this first batch of graduates for their historic final examinations. If you would like to be part of this unique project, contact Dr. Eluzai in the email below in the first instance for a discussion of what’s involved.
Accommodation and subsistence will be provided locally for the nurse and midwifery volunteersbut we need urgent financial assistanceto buy their air tickets and insurance which cost in the region of £950 per nurse/midwife. If you would like to donate to this vital work, nursing and midwifery representatives will be happy to discuss it with you – contact: Dr. Eluzai Hakim, Vice-Chairman of the Juba Link Charity (no 1123754) & Medical Adviser to the Link, St Mary’s Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5TG, UK, [email protected]