Vale Mr Clavery Mpandana

It is with great sadness that the death of Mr Clavery Mpandana, Chief Nurse of Tanzania, is reported. Mr Mpandana died on 12 December from cancer after a short illness. Nurses in Tanzania and across the east, central and southern Africa region will be saddened by the death of Mr Mpandana who was a champion of nursing and tireless in his efforts to improve the standard of nursing care to the people of Tanzania. Mr Mpandana was a great friend to many people and he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his family and many friends at this difficult time.

African Journal of Midwifery and Women's Heath

ARC Supplement April 2014: reporting on ARC projects from Kenya, Lesotho, Swaziland and Tanzania. Click here to access the articles in the Supplement or download the PDF below.
AJM ARC Supplement April 2014

ARC CPD Toolkit

The African Health Professions Regulatory Collaborative (ARC)

The African Health Profession Regulatory Collaborative (ARC) for nurses and midwives is a four-year partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); the Commonwealth Secretariat; the Lillian Carter Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility at Emory University; the East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC); and the Commonwealth Nurses Federation (CNF).

ARC convenes nurse and midwife leaders from participating African countries in the east, central and southern Africa region, for the purpose of facilitating south-to-south collaboration around professional regulatory issues, such as scope of practice, licensing, accreditation of training, and continuing education.


ARC Principal Investigator
Dr Maureen Kelley

ARC to meet in Namibia

The ARC Year 4 Summative will be held in Windhoek Namibia 24-26 February 2015

The agenda for the meeting and administrative arrangements for ECSA countries attending the Summative will be available early in the New Year.

ECSACON launches CPD Library

The East, Central and Southern Africa College of Nursing (ECSACON) launched its new website containing a CPD Library at the 11th Scientific Conference held in Harare, Zimbabwe 1-5 September 2014. The CPD Library is funded by ARC and is designed to be a 'one stop shop' of peer reviewed CPD offerings freely accessible to all nurses and midwives across the region. The CPD Library can be viewed at: At the 5th Quadrennial General Meeting which followed the Conference, Ms Susan Otieno from Kenya was elected as the new President with Mr Gustav Moyo from Tanzania, elected as Vice President. It was also a very emotional moment when South Sudan was voted into membership of ECSACON.

ARC Newsletter Year 3 2013 ARCNewsletter Year3 November 2013

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