África/Tanzania/Abril 2016/Fuente:The Citizen /Autor: Syriacus Buguzi
Resumen: La universidad Aga Khan (AKU) abrio una nueva instalacion para preparar las enfermeras como parte de las iniciativas de la universidad para superar la falta de recursos humanos del sector de salud en Tanzania, en este pais la escasez de personal calificado llega al 51% de acuerdo a lo señalado por el Vice-Ministro de Salud el Dr Hamisi Kigwangala, quien asistió al evento.
Dar es Salaam — The Aga Khan University (AKU) yesterday opened a new state-of-the art facility to groom nurses and midwives at degree level as part of the university’s major plans to bridge the human resource gaps in Tanzania’s health sector.
The nursing school project, worth Sh2.95 billion, was officially launched yesterday in Dar es Salaam at a colourful event graced by the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr Gerd Muller.
The presence of Dr Muller and other dignitaries, including the outgoing East African Community (EAC) Secretary General, Dr Riachrd Sezibera, signaled the wider support that the AKU has received from Germany and the EAC, to fund health care projects.
AKU will now provide high quality training to nurses, midwives and improve healthcare in the region through a Sh42 billion grant it received from the Federal Republic of Germany.
According to Dr Muller, the funding would help to boost the health workforce across the region and help the EAC to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number-3, which states, «Good health and wellbeing for all.»
He said, «Despite all efforts, maternal and newborn mortality are still unacceptably high in East Africa. Reducing the deaths requires well-functioning health systems, including skilled workforce.»
For his part, Dr Sezibera lauded the Aga Khan University for playing a leading role in modernising the carriculum for nursing education in the region.
«This facility is another example of AKU’s longstanding commitment to educating the much-needed nurses and midwives to improve the quality of healthcare for East Africans,» he said.Since 2014, more than 2100 nurses in East Africa have graduated from AKU–600 of them from Tanzania. One of the notable alumni is Dr Khadija Malima–the director of the Division of Nursing and Midwifery Services in the Health Ministry, who doubles as the chairperson of the Tanzania Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Currently, Tanzania is facing shortage of qualified nurses by 51 per cent, according to the Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Children and the Elderly, Dr Hamisi Kigwangala, who also attended the event.
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