Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Center for Global Health, Division of Global HIV/AIDS

The Health Systems and Human Resources team resides within the Division of Global HIV/AIDS at CDCís headquarters in Atlanta, GA. This multi-disciplinary team has expertise in nursing, midwifery, and health policy, as well as legal, scientific and technical competencies. The team frequently collaborates with global partners such as the International Council of Nurses, the International Confederation of Midwives, the American College of Nurse Midwives, and the World Health Organization. Their relationship with the Commonwealth and ECSA spans over ten years. |

The East, Central, and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA): East, Central, and Southern African College of Nursing (ECSACON)

Established in 1974, ECSA is an African intergovernmental organization comprised of member states in eastern, central, and southern Africa. ECSA routinely convenes health regulatory officials, health ministers and other officials on an annual basis for policy and priority-setting. Through its Colleges of Nurses and Surgeons, ECSA works to strengthen and harmonize medical and nursing education, accreditation, and credentialing in the region. In 2007, ECSACON partnered with the International Council of Midwives to develop a draft Professional Regulatory Framework, which identified ìacceptable minimum parameters for professional practice, core competencies, core content and standards of education for nurses and midwivesî. In 2008, ECSACON partnered with the Commonwealth Secretariat and the World Health Organization to establish standardized curricula in advanced midwifery education for the ECSA region

Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing: The Lillian Carter Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, which houses the Lillian Carter Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility (LCC), is the coordinating partner for ARC. LCC has an extensive history of working with the CDC, including country offices in the ECSA region, to development human resources information systems and strength the nursing workforce. LCC also has experience collaborating with The Commonwealth, which will serve as a major sub-contractor over this one-year period.

The Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation

The Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation (CNMF), founded in 1973, is a federation of national nursing and midwifery associations in Commonwealth countries. The CNMF's purpose is to influence health policy throughout the Commonwealth, develop nursing networks, enhance nursing education, improve nursing standards and competence, and strengthen nursing leadership. The CNMF has regular and constructive contact with major Commonwealth bodies in London including the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Commonwealth Foundation.