Zambia to host next ARC meeting

Year 3 2nd Learning Session 29-30 April and 1 May

Countries awarded Year 3 ARC grants will meet in Lusaka 29-30 April and 1 May 2014 for their 2ndt Learning Session. The countries are: Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda and Zambia.

The main topics to be discussed are scopes of practice, continuing professional development, and licensing examinations. Countries will report on the progress of their projects and hear from experts in the areas under discussion.

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 Coordinator
Ms Jessica Gross

ARC Year 3 grants awarded

The ARC faculty have announced the successful recipients for the Year 3 grants.

Fifteen country teams submitted proposals for ARC Year 3. After an interdisciplinary objective review process, ten were selected for funding. Successful countries are: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda and Zambia (go to 'ARC Grants' for more information).

Countries not awarded grants received a technical review of their proposal to increase their chances of receiving funding next year.

ARC Newsletter Year 3 2013

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