ARC meets in Namibia

The ARC Year 4 Summative Congress was held in Windhoek Namibia 24-26 February 2015. Nurse and midwife leaders from 17 countries in east, central and southern Africa attended the Summative Congress. Click here for copes of the agenda and presentations.

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 farewells Carey McCarthy

The ARC Year 4 Summative Congress was the last meeting as a member of the ARC Faculty for Dr Carey McCarthy who has left her position as Senior Scientist with CDC Atlanta to take up the position of Director of Research at the National Council of State Boards of Nursing in Chicago. Carey was responsible for developing the evaluation framework for the ARC initiative, the Regulatory Function Framework. Carey made a huge contribution to the success of the ARC initiative and was a good friend to ARC countries. She will be missed. The ARC family wished her well for the future.

ARC Year 4 grants announced The ARC Initiative

The following countries have been awarded Year 4 ARC grants to work on the following regulatory projects linked to improving paediatric HIV care and treatment.
* Botswana (scopes of practice)

* Ethiopia (CPD)

* Kenya (CPD)

* Lesotho (HIV training)

* Mozambique (Option B+)

* Rwanda (HIV training)

* Seychelles (CPD)

* South Africa (HIV/TB training)

* Tanzania (CPD/SoP)

* Zambia (CPD/SoP)

* Zimbabwe (HIV training)

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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