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Haiti Takes Steps to Rebuild Nursing Workforce

The acting Prime Minister of Haiti and Hon. Minister of Health Dr. Florence Duperval Guillaume, assisted by Dr Georges Dubuche, Director General of the MOH, presented the schools with their reconnaissance evaluations.

Five years after a massive earthquake severely damaged the health system, Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population is taking important steps toward building a strong nursing workforce. After the earthquake, the number of private nursing training institutions jumped to more than 400. But little was known about the quality of education provided or the technical skills of the graduates. To address this problem, USAID’s Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project worked closely with the Ministry to develop new standards that could be used to evaluate the nursing schools. Known as reconnaissance, the goal of this new accreditation process is to improve the quality of nursing education, protect the interests of the public, ensure the programs teach students entry-to-practice competencies, and guarantee that patient safety is a priority. Read the full story>>

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