CNMF receives Burdett Trust grants


The CNMF is pleased to advise that two project proposals submitted to The Burdett Trust for Nursing have been approved for funding. The first project is to provide three maternal health education programs in Sierra Leone where the maternal mortality rate has risen since the Ebola crisis. The second project is based in the South Pacific and focuses on nurses' health and the influence the nurses' perception of their own health has on the health messages they give their clients.

ARC extends its initiative in Africa

The CNMF has been a partner in the African Regional Collaborative for Nurses and Midwives since 2011. Since that time, 32 small grants have been awarded to the nursing and midwifery leadership in east, central and southern Africa to improve nursing and midwifery in their countries. ARC recently launched a similar initiative in west and central Africa with three countries: Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire and DRC. The focus of these projects is on improving HIV prevention, care and treatment particularly for children. In a further expansion on the initiative, six countries are receiving grants to improve understanding and communication between laboratory personnel and nurses and midwives.


CNMF mental health legislation project

The CNMF has been working with National Mental Health Advisory Committees in Botswana and the Seychelles to develop new mental health legislation in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability. Dr Soumitra Pathare, the consultant expert for the project visited both Botswana and Seychelles in July to work with the NMHAC to develop final drafting instructions for the new mental health Bill.

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