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Collaboration in higher education for nursing and midwifery in Africa (Chenma)

Show simple item record Mogobe, K.D. Bruce, J.C. Meyer, S. 2009 2013-06-04T13:24:44Z 2013-06-04T13:24:44Z 2009
dc.identifier.citation Mogobe, K.D.; Bruce, J.C.; Meyer, S.(2009)Collaboration in higher education for nursing and midwifery in Africa (Chenma). Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery 11(1) pp. 5-15 en
dc.identifier.issn 16825055
dc.description.abstract Higher education in developing countries face a particular challenge; half of the world's higher education students are found in developing countries, placing great strain on an already under funded system. Whilst the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) health strategy urges countries to embark on massive capacity building, the truth is that the higher education sector in Africa does not have the resources to do so. The NEPAD higher education document (2001) proposes the idea of multi-country partnerships to address the sector's problem and at the same time, address the capacity building needs for improved health care delivery. This paper reports on pertinent aspects of collaboration between universities on the African continent for the purpose of capacity building in nursing and midwifery. The paper outlines the rationale and context of the Collaboration in Higher Education for Nursing and Midwifery in Africa (CHENMA) project. The discussion focuses on the conditions in Africa that hamper the development of nursing and midwifery. It describes the efforts of the Tau Lambda at-Large Chapter to improve nursing and midwifery, initially in East Africa and later in Francophone Africa through the CHENMA project. The paper articulates the values and underpinning principles, outcomes of and lessons learnt from the project. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Unisa en
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dc.subject Collaboration en
dc.subject Higher education en
dc.subject Nursing en
dc.subject Midwifery en
dc.subject Capacity building en
dc.title Collaboration in higher education for nursing and midwifery in Africa (Chenma) en
dc.type Article en

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