The Director NEPAD Programmes, Dr Rose Kitur paid a courtesy visit to the Dean School of Nursing, Moi University Eldoret, Dr. Dinah Chelagat to evaluate work undertaken and possible areas of future collaboration with regard to the Nursing and Midwifery Programme rolled out with the support of the AUDA NEPAD Continental Secretariat. The team had fruitful deliberations which signified a collaborative spirit between @NepadAprmKenya, the Moi University and the County Government of Uasin Gishu in advancing healthcare services. Additionally, the team exchanged knowledge and innovative solutions that can further strengthen midwifery training programs in the county.
AUDA-NEPAD in partnership with NEPAD/APRM Kenya Secretariat conducted a midwifery capacity building for nurses and midwives in Uasin Gishu County. The training was undertaken in collaboration with the School of Nursing, Moi University and the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton. Kenya was among the pilot country for this programme and 6 students in the school of Nursing and Midwifery at Moi University enrolled in the programme.
The Secretariat team met two among the six who are now staff at The School of Nursing and Midwifery, Moi University. The two noted that the programme opened avenues in their career paths & immensely benefited the immediate community.
Subsequently, the Secretariat team undertook a fact-finding mission on Midwifery in Uasin Gishu county. Director NEPAD Programmes Dr. Rose Kitur engaged with Uasin Gishu County Chief for Health Dr. Joyce Sang and other staff to explore the impacts, lessons, and achievements of Midwifery training in the county.
The meeting aimed to gather value insights and first-hand experiences to enhance the quality of healthcare services provided by midwives and nurses in various counties.
Uasin Gishu is the pilot county of training on Midwifery and in 2020, 16 midwives were trained on safe delivery and effective maternal healthcare.