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Building capacity in the operating theatre: graduation in Sierra Leone of 14 operating theatre nurses

By Alicia

Fourteen MSF operating theatre nurses in Kenema, Sierra Leone, have graduated from a specialised training programme organised by the MSF Academy for Healthcare. The Operating Theatre nursing care training programme is the sole certification training programme in the country specifically targeted to operating theatre nurses, which addresses a critical need in Sierra Leone’s healthcare services. […]

Empowering community health extension workers in Nigeria: the impact of the Outpatient Care training programme

By Alicia

Rabiu Salisu Adam is a community health extension worker who provides outpatient care consultations in the MSF-supported facility Tudun Fulani Primary Healthcare, in Kano, Nigeria. He has participated in the Outpatient Care training programme of the MSF Academy for Healthcare, a six to nine-month work-based training that aims at strengthening the competencies and skills of […]

“It’s a very beneficial training for all the participants, even when you have had healthcare education”

By Alicia

MALLE MAMA, Nurse Supervisor in Koutiala, Mali February 2023 Malle Mama is a Nurse Supervisor at the Pediatric Hospital in Koutiala, Mali. He has been working with MSF since 2011, in different departments of the paediatric hospital, such as nutrition, paediatrics, neonatology and emergency admission. Since March 2022, Malle has been participating in the Basic […]

“The training allowed us to see a certain decline in the prescription of antibiotics at the hospital”

By Alicia

SOUMAILA TRAORÉ, Doctor in Koutiala, Mali February 2023 Soumaila Traoré works in an MSF’s medico-nutritional project in Mali, based in Koutiala. He has been working with MSF since 2013 through different health services, such as Intensive Care, Paediatrics, Neonatology and the Nutrition service. He participates in the Antimicrobial Resistance Learning Program of the MSF Academy […]

South Sudan: Graduation day at MSF’s ‘college within a hospital’

By Alicia

December 2022 Wilson Thiongo MSF Academy Pedagogical Manager in South Sudan Wilson Thiongo shares his experience of teaching nurses with the MSF Academy for Healthcare, as well as some heartwarming photos of a graduation day in remote South Sudan. Being passionate about my career as a nurse and wanting to use my nursing skills for […]

Graduation of nurses and midwives from Sierra Leone after scholarship in Ghana

By Alicia

February 2020 Forty-seven nurses and midwives have returned home to Sierra Leone to take up jobs in hospitals and health centres across the country after successfully completing a two-year diploma in Ghana. The return of these upskilled medical staff will boost Sierra Leone’s efforts to recover from the devastating blow to its health service caused […]