ARC meets in South Africa


The first learning session of ARC Year 4 is being held in Johannesburg South Africa 15-17 July 2015. Nurse and midwife leaders from 11 countries in east, central and southern Africa are attending the learning session (Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe). The learning session is being officially opened by the South African Minister for Health, Dr PA Motsoaledi.

Nurse and midwife leaders from Malawi, Swaziland and Uganda will be joining the learning session on Wednesday morning for a special workshop on viral load testing being provided by Roche.



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.

Contacts

ARC Principal Investigator
Dr Maureen Kelley
makelle@emory.edu


ARC West and Central Africa established


The inaugural meeting of ARC West and Central Africa will be held in Yaoundè
Cameroon 21-23 July 2015. Three countries from West and Central Africa will be represented: Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Cote D'Ivoire. The meeting of nursing and midwifery leaders from the three countries will be developing proposals to improve the provision of paediatric HIV prevention, care and treatment.


ARC Year 4 grants announced
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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) CPD Library was launched in 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: http://www.escacon.org.



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.

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AJM ARC Supplement April 2014


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