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Central African Republic


The MSF Academy started implementing the Basic Clinical Nursing Care (BCNC) programme in the Central African Republic in 2019 with staff from four different hospitals, and progressively enrolled more staff and more project sites. It was the first country where the Academy rolled out the BCNC programme.

Some projects ended due to implementation challenges, operational reorganisations, insecurity in the country and difficulties faced during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The BCNC programme has been implemented in four sites in the Central African Republic: in Bambari, Bossangoa, Bangassou and Bangui.

At a patient’s bedside, a learning companion and a learner are reviewing a nursing practice, Central African Republic, 2020. ©Zaza Bamboy
Learners watching a learning video on a tablet, Central African Republic, 2020. ©Zaza Bamboy

In Bangui, the MSF Academy is now active in two of the CHUC wards: the Neonate ward with 49 learners and the Internal Medicine ward with over 80 learners. In Bangassou, 74 learners started the BCNC in November 2023. In Bambari, a second group of participants started the programme in April 2024, 66 in total. 

In Bambari, Bossangoa and Bangassou 65 participants finished the programme in 2023, and received their certificates.