Zambia hosts ARC Year 3 2nd Learning Session

29-30 April and 1 May

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

The main topics discussed were scopes of practice, continuing professional development, and licensing examinations. Countries reported on the progress of their projects and heard 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

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 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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