MSF has been supporting the paediatric Hospital of Koutiala in Mali for years, and decision was taken to dispense the Basic Clinical Nursing Care programme to the hospital’s nursing staff. The initial assessment activities started in Koutiala in October 2021. The knowledge and technical competencies of the participants were evaluated in order to establish a baseline to measure the learning outcomes of the programme once finished. The results confirmed the need for our training and gave us a clear picture of the areas to develop.
The learning activities started in Koutiala in March 2022. In May 2023, activities started as well in Niono, with staff from the Paediatrics, Neonatology and Maternity services.